Supply Chain Management I

Online Certification

Michigan State University

MSU Programs > Integrated Supply Chain Management > Supply Chain Management I

Course Overview

Instructor: David Frayer, Ph.D.

Course Objectives 

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss supply chain management and its role for the firm, the supply chain, and the economy

  • Compare and contrast the supply chain differences for various industries

  • Identify the differences between supply chain and value chain

  • Evaluate the functions, activities, and processes involved in supply chain management with a specific focus on procurement, manufacturing, planning, and globalization.

Students will meet the course objectives through the following actions:

  • Attending live lectures 

  • Completing learning content pages, which includes

    • Watching videos

    • Reading text and studying charts and tables

    • Listening to audio

  • Posting to the discussion board

  • Completing case study assignment

  • Completing eight exams

Course Requirements


  • Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)

  • Access to Canvas

  • Microphone

  • Read content, watch videos, listen to audio, and complete assignments

  • Microsoft Excel

Course Structure

The content will be delivered in Canvas with a variety of media components. Students will need to play video, audio, and download Excel. They will also need to access video conference links for live lectures.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Management​ 

  • What is Supply Chain Management?​

  • Industry-Based Supply Chain

  • Integrated Supply Chain Management

  • Supply Chain Management Processes and Activities

Module 2: Supply Chain Value and Processes​​

  • Supply Chain Management Views​

  • Supply Chain Value- Adds

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Strategy

  • Supply Chain Processes and Theory of Constraints

  • Supply Chain Information Technology

Module 3: Customer Service Overview​​

  • Customer Fulfillment Cycles​

  • Customer Service, Part 1

  • Customer Service, Part 2

  • The Role of Service in Supply Chain Strategy

  • Channels of Distribution

Module 4: Business Models and Sourcing Overview

  • The Role of Customer Service in Supply Chain Strategy and Comparing Anticipatory and Response-Based Supply Chains

  • Purchasing vs. Procurement

  • Procurement Strategies

  • Building Deep Supplier Relationships

  • The Role of Supplier Innovation in Supply Chain Performance

Module 5: Manufacturing and Integrated Planning

  • Manufacturing Strategy, Part 1

  • Manufacturing Strategy, Part 2

  • Manufacturing Flexibility

  • Total Integrated Planning

  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Process and Integrated Planning, Part 1

  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Process and Integrated Planning, Part 2

Module 6: Forecasting and Woodmere Case

  • Forecasting

  • Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment

Module 7: Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) Overview

  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling: Concepts and Framework

  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling: Demand and Supply Planning

  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling: Demonstration and Benefits

  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling: Management Considerations

Module 8: Supply Chain Globalization

  • Supply Chain Globalization: Rationale and Key Strategies

  • Supply Chain Globalization: Requirements and Key Challenges

  • Supply Chain Globalization: Potential Hidden Costs

  • Supply Chain Globalization: Global Trade Management

  • Supply Chain Globalization: How Product and Market Characteristics
    Influence Firm Strategies

  • Global Benefits and Challenges