BMM 227 - Lean Supply Chain and Management

3 credits (PREREQUISITES: BMM 125, BMM 126 or DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION)

This course introduces the student to the philosophical background, historical development, and fundamental concepts of lean with a focus on supply chain and logistics. Students explore lean strategies around inventory, lead time, and cultural change requirements. Students will learn the various processes and terminology used in managing supply networks. These functions include the overview of customer requirements, order entry systems, MRP, quote process and generation/issue of purchase orders, roles and functions of purchasing, inventory control, physical distribution, warehousing, transportation methods, packaging, and customs. Lean and analytical techniques will be applied to improve customer metrics. The use and implementation of lean disciplines promote continuous improvement, eliminate waste, reduce operating cost, improve quality, and achieve measurable improvement in customer satisfaction. (F, Sp)