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

B.S.C. DeVry Univeristy, Pomona, Computer Information Systems
M.B.A. Keller Graduate School of Management, Pomona, California 

  • 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.