3credit hour(s) Supply Chain Management encompasses development of integrated strategies in managing over-all costs, attaining profit goals, and satisfying customers. Building on the implementation of enterprise software and new applications, leaders are better able to plan sales revenue, schedule production, set optimal inventory levels, plan distribution/warehousing and global logistics, source goods and services strategically, and finance operations through better working capital management. Recognition is also given to important interrelationships among sales management, logistics, production, marketing, and financial management. This course also focuses on outsourcing as a corporate strategy to reduce costs, improve cycle time, customer service and improve the overall performance of the supply chain. The human resource implications and challenges inherent in implementing outsourcing will be addressed and the pros and cons of this strategy debated in class. Requirements of the course will include case analyses.