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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6599

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-11-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for MBA Supply Chain Mgmt Conc- Required. To Chair. Obj Need rev. Emailed 3/4/14. Appd 5/2/14Updated. Nmbr MAR 6219 approved as MAN 6599. Effective 11/1/14. Note SCNS contacted regarding prefix change. Resolution pending


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4852 2013-11-25
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Marketing BA 140600
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Donna Davis 8139743339 donnadavis@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MAN 6599 Logistics Systems and Analytics

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Logistics Sys and Analytics
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    QMB 6603 Operations Management and Quality Enhancement

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Introduction to software tools and decision support models which are frequently used in the design and operation of integrated supply chains.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This is the only new course in the proposed MBA Concentration in Supply Chain Management (SCM). Enrollment in the course is expected to be 25 - 35 students.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD from an accredited program in business with a concentration on supply chain management, logistics or information systems


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    1. Explain the analytic model-based approach for solving logistics and supply chain problems;

    2. Apply appropriate analytical techniques to solve common logistics and supply chain problems;

    3. Discuss how companies solve these problems using real-world examples;

    4. Demonstrate skills in the application of software tools for problem solving;

    5. Effectively present alternative solutions and communicate recommendations in support of decision making.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    1. Explain the analytic model-based approach for solving logistics and supply chain problems;

    2. Apply appropriate analytical techniques to solve common logistics and supply chain problems;

    3. Discuss how companies solve these problems using real-world examples;

    4. Demonstrate skills in the application of software tools for problem solving;

    5. Effectively present alternative solutions and communicate recommendations in support of decision making.

    C. Major Topics

    - Using Excel for Demand Forecasting

    - Using Excel for Inventory Planning

    - Transportation Modes and Routing (using a Transportation Management System)

    - Network Design (using a Transportation Management System)

    - Purchasing and Materials Management (using SAP)

    - Inventory Management (using SAP)

    - Warehouse Management (using SAP)

    - Supply Chain Management (using SAP)

    D. Textbooks

    The Applied Business Analytics Casebook: Applications in Supply Chain Management (2014), Matthew J. Drake, ISBN: 133407365

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Laptop that supports access to online course software

    SAP Fee ($40)

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Cases and presentations - 20%

    Problem Sets - 20%

    SAP Global Bike Case - 40%

    Exams - 20%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Cases: Cases involve analyzing and solving current logistics management problems. You will submit a 2-page brief and supporting analysis in advance of each case discussion. Individual analyses are due before class; late case assignments will not be accepted. Detailed instructions and grading rubrics are posted on Canvas.

    Problem sets: Problems sets are due as noted on the Assignments page of Canvas. The solutions you submit must be your own work. Using quantitative tools to solve logistics problems is a key part of this course and will substantially aid in your mastery of logistics and supply chain management. Problem sets will be evaluated based on the appropriateness of the answer as well as the quality of the supporting spreadsheet analysis.

    Presentations: You will be responsible for four in-class presentations of cases and/or problem solutions. Detailed instructions for these assignments and grading rubrics are posted on Canvas.

    Global Bike Case: The Global Bike Case is a series of exercises that introduce you to the management of physical, informational, and financial flows using the enterprise resource planning software tool, SAP. Your performance will be graded based on the successful completion of assigned exercises. Exercises and grading rubrics are posted on Canvas.

    Exams: Exams consist of 25 multiple-choice questions that cover the textbook, class discussion, exercises, and cases. Exams must be taken on the date listed in the course schedule. If you do not take an exam on the scheduled day or if you come late to the exam you will receive a zero. Make-up exams will not be scheduled; however, you will drop your lowest exam grade. Thus if you miss an exam, then that will be the grade you drop.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Students are expected to submit work on the due dates noted in the syllabus. An opportunity to make up missed assignments may be provided in the case of a medical emergency (see USF policy at http://www.ugs.usf.edu/policy/GeneralAttendance.pdf).

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Proposed MBA Supply Chain Management Concentration


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    MS/MIS elective course



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