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Fall 2017

Business Logistics Management Courses:

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BLM101 - Principles of Business Logistics
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course explains the basic activities that support the efficient and cost effective flow of goods, starting with raw materials to their finished product state from the point of origin to their final destination in conformance with customer service standards. Specific areas addressed include the sharing of accurate and timely information, purchasing, transportation and distribution management, warehousing and inventory control, packaging, production planning and order fulfillment. Students should take this course during their first semester as a foundation for other BLM courses.

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BLM212 - Transportation and Distribution Management
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course will focus on understanding and managing the various attributes associated with providing timely, cost effective and efficient distribution planning and transportation from the point of conversion to an intermediate party or end user. Included will be such items as the various modes of transportation available as well as specific carrier selection along with their associated regulations, individual economic attributes and service intervals. Financial characteristics such as rate making, fuel surcharges, contracts, discounting, freight consolidation, distribution analyses, product returns, claims and operational considerations impacting other organizations within the firm will be fully addressed. Technology, documentation preparation, organizational structure and responsibilities and “horizontal” interdepartmental relationships will also be discussed. Prerequisite: BLM101.

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BLM223 - Operations and Production Management
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course is an introduction to the strategic concepts and the quantitative and qualitative tools used in managing the recurring activities of a firm in the areas of production and operations. The objective of this course is to provide the student with critical thinking skills and insight into the issues and problems dealt with primarily in a manufacturing environment and to provide them with the appropriate analytical resources and techniques used to gain a competitive advantage. Some of the areas to be considered from a process view perspective include site location, forecasting, inventory control, capacity planning, cycle time, scheduling, quality, information resources, and supply chain management. Prerequisite: BLM101.

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BLM234 - Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course will focus on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (SCM) and the contributory role that each plays in developing a successful domestic and international Supply Chain strategy for an organization. Also presented is the impact they have on the competitiveness, success and profitability of a firm and its strategic partners. Additional topics included are a brief history, collaboration, supplier evaluation and selection techniques, negotiation strategies and the increased utilization of systems integration. Strategic versus tactical functionality is covered along with worldwide business dynamics, product flow, transportation, inventory control, warehousing, analytical tools, and finally future trends. Prerequisites: BLM101.

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BLM245 - Introduction to Inventory and Warehouse Management
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course focuses on one of the most costly aspects of Supply Chain Management, the storage and management of physical inventories, and explains the fundamental management challenges associated with each. Straight forward quantitative metrics such as order cycle time, turnover, fill rates, and carrying costs are presented. Decision making tools such as the Reorder Point Quantity and Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) are taught to help manage these functions in an efficient manner. Basic and developing technologies, material handling equipment and optimum storage utilization within the warehouse are covered. Upon completion, the student should be able to address the basic problems associated with warehousing and inventory management. Prerequisite: BLM101.

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