American Heritage University of Southern California

BB-423 Introduction to Operations Management

The course focuses on how an enterprise matches supply with demand. Students will learn how to assess the optimum level of supply flexibility for a given industry and explore the strategies for increasing a firm's supply flexibility. The material covers the basics of supply chain management, ...more

  • Course ID: BB-423
  • Start Date: 04/05/2018
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Method of Instruction: Online

Units: 3

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The course focuses on how an enterprise matches supply with demand. Students will learn how to assess the optimum level of supply flexibility for a given industry and explore the strategies for increasing a firm's supply flexibility. The material covers the basics of supply chain management, economics of supply and demand, market environment and customer psychology, logistics of supply management, supply chain management as a competitive edge, and future trend of supply chain management.

Aitua Ogiamien Adjunct Faculty

Mr. Aitua Ogiamien has over 15 years of experience in the fields of technology and business. Starting his own business in 2003, he managed a referral-only-based consultation company that assisted s

  • Describe a supply chain and define supply chain management.
  • Describe the objectives and elements of supply chain management.
  • Describe local, regional and global supply chain management activities.
  • Describe a brief history and current trends in supply chain management.
  • Understand the role of supply management and its strategic impact on an organization’s competitive advantage.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the traditional purchasing process, e-procurement, public procurement and green purchasing.
  • Understand and know how to handle small value purchase orders.
  • Understand sourcing decisions and the factors impacting supplier selection.