Global Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Skills
- Students will be able to use commonly accepted frameworks and tools to analyze supply chain situations.
- Students will be able to evaluate opportunities for process improvement, efficiency improvement, effectiveness improvement and integration
- Students will be able to create rationale solutions for identified opportunities.
- Students will understand inventory management principles, operations management principles, supplier management principles, TQM principles, transportation management principles, service-operation-management principles, and warehousing principles.
Advisory board members rated this as a strength of the GSCM program. The advisory board recommended that leadership skills and project management skills were the only area where graduates needed improvement. We have added a mentoring program to help develop leadership skills and we are teaching project management in our operations course.
Students placed in National case competitions. MBA students placed 2nd at the TCU National Case Competition
Internship reports from students report a feeling of being much better prepared than other interns in supply chain skills.
Supply Chain Integration Skills
- Students will be able to create strategies that lead to productive relationships, effective communication and efficient processes to integrate supply chain members and customers.
Students will be able to apply understanding of the global implications of supply chain management.
- The entire coursework of GSCM 211/311 reflects the global nature of supply chain. Specifically this class has created better understanding of how culture affects international negotiations. The logistics issues that arise due to differing laws and differing country strategic issues. The operations issues associated with differing emphasis in different countries.
- Students will apply PEST and display a cultural awareness in negotiations and dealings with global citizens.
- Pest and other paradigms are taught in purchasing, logistics, supply chain strategy, GSCM 211/311.
Supply Chain Analytics Skills
- Students will be able to interrogate data, manipulate data, and create meaning through commonly used analytical tools
Supply Chain Ethics
- Students will be able to describe the ethical and professional standards expected among supply chain management professionals.
Every class taught in the GSCM major takes at least one class period to discuss supply chain ethics specifically, with other ethical concerns discussed as appropriate throughout the semester. Exams and projects help students understand the ethical dilemmas they might face.
- Students will be able to write and present in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner
Students reported back from their summer internships that this was an area where BYU GSCM students clearly are better prepared from interns from other schools.
Students are expected to give high quality presentations often throughout the semester. For instance, each student must present at least 5 times in the logistics class.
Information Technology Skills
- Students will be familiar with the different types of information systems used in the supply chain and understand basic information technology integration.
We have had guest speakers come to discuss these issues - however, the GSCM advisory board has identified this an area of importance where we could do more (if we had the resources).