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Supply Chain Management

10-182-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 61 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Online

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Based on industry-recognized APICS Principles, you’ll gain the knowledge necessary to excel in the growing career field of supply chain and operations management. You’ll explore business and supply chain fundamentals, along with specific operations of inventory control, materials management, operations planning, lean tools, procurement and sourcing, transportation and logistics management. This program will prepare you to increase profitability by balancing inventory investment, operational efficiency and meeting customer needs. Join this growing career field and make a real contribution to an organization’s success.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (37 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Business, Introduction to
10-102-112
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides an overview of the variety of activities in the world of business. It focuses on the responsibilities connected with operating a business from both organizational and managerial viewpoints. It also examines the role of government in business.
MS Office Suite, Introduction
10-103-120
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides an opportunity to gain technical skills employers are seeking, by using the features in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Through hand- on course work, students will be able to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Supply Chain Career Exploration
10-182-123
1Credit
18
36
18 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Acquaints students with career options and related job skills, salaries and employment trends in the Supply Chain field. Familiarizes them with the different aspects that make up the supply chain and the various career path options.
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
10-182-131
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces the key concepts of supply chain management. Students learn tips, techniques, and best practices in supply chain operations. Students will stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in supply chain management.
Spreadsheets, Beginning
10-101-145
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Covers developing, constructing and printing basic business-related worksheets and reports using spreadsheet software. Students create, modify and print various charts based on worksheet data.
Coreq: MS Office Suite, Intro (10103120) or Microcomputer Applications (10107150) OR not pursuing a degree
Principles of Inventory Management
10-182-118
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides an operational knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques, sourcing strategies, the fundamental role of purchasing, purchase order management, ordering and stocking techniques, roles and responsibilities, and the impact inventory has on a business. The course provides practical examples and exercises, giving participants an opportunity to learn and practice inventory management techniques and concepts.
Principles of Operations Planning
10-182-119
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical. The course provides practical examples and exercises, giving participants an opportunity to practice and enhance their own planning skills.
Spreadsheets, Intermediate
10-101-152
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. Covers developing and editing business-related worksheets. Students examine various functions such as If, Round, Sum, Average and Pmt. They also use Data Tables, Goal Seek, Scenarios and Solver to assist in decision making.
Coreq: Spreadsheets, Beginning (10101145)
Principles of Manufacturing Management
10-182-120
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces the manufacturing environment and key manufacturing planning and control activities including material requirements planning, capacity management, capacity requirements planning, and lean manufacturing environments. Through discussion and interactive problem solving participants will gain a functional competency of production activity control and management.
Prereq: Spreadsheets, Beginning (10101145)
Lean Tools
10-623-195
2Credit
36
72
36 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces useful tools to use when implementing Lean in your organization. Major course topics include team building, lean tools and project management.
Principles of Managing Operations
10-182-121
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on the systems, information technologies, and process management tools involved in designing and operating the manufacturing and distribution environment. This course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems. Explore relationships within business with an emphasis on ordering and distribution systems.
Cost Controls and Budgeting
10-196-110
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Examines how financial information is interpreted and applied by supervisors/managers in planning and controlling business activities. This managerial accounting course emphasizes the budgeting process.
Principles of Distribution and Logistics
10-182-122
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces the foundations of planning and control in distribution and logistics. Explore the basics of logistics management, designing supply and distribution channels, and the principles and activities of warehousing and transportation management. Through discussion and problem solving, participants will learn about the role of logistics in supply chain management.
Supply Chain Management Capstone
10-182-130
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Is a program capstone course that will apply foundational concepts from prior work in operations, inventory/procurement, and logistics/distribution to (1) understanding ERP system functionality; (2) analyzing data; (3) evaluating costs and benefits of cross--functional trade-offs; (4) applying solutions, (5) measuring outcomes; and (6) recommending improvements.
Prereq: Principles of Inventory Mgmt (10182118), Principles of Operations Planning (10182119), and Principles of Managing Operations (10182121)
Working Effectively Across Cultures
10-141-166
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. This course is designed to address the needs of today’s increasing global business environment by exploring the impact of culture on work behavior, evaluating workplace cultural scenarios, and building a practical set of tools to effectively interact across cultures, in order to excel in today’s business environment.

General Studies (21 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 46+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 16+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Contemporary Amer Society
10-809-197
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Analyzes public policy issues relating to government, media, education, family and the workplace. This course also looks at the impact of global, multicultural and technological trends on American life and explores these issues by using critical thinking skills, advocating points of view, and participating in political processes.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Economics
10-809-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

Suggested Electives (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Introduction to Six Sigma
10-623-194
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the basic concepts needed to implement a Six Sigma approach in an organization. Major course topics include Six Sigma definition; impact of quality on cost, project selection, and definition; and process performance measures and Six Sigma roles.
Business Law 1
10-102-103
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces legal principles and standard business law concepts and their implications for business. It emphasizes contracts, sales, commercial paper, bailment, agency and real property, with references to the Uniform Commercial Code and recent consumer legislation.
Marketing 1, Principles of
10-104-151
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Introduces modern marketing practices. The course examines the role played by marketing in society and covers consumer motivation, market segmentation, product development, advertising and channels of distribution.
Intercultural Communication
10-699-102
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Sensitizes students to the needs and expectations of people of other cultures and introduces skills necessary for effective intercultural communication. Topics include appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication, written communication patterns, business and social etiquette, and intercultural negotiation strategies. Students will also examine universal systems, cultural values and problems associated with language diversity.
Computing Essentials
10-107-184
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides students with a foundation in information technology and the use of information systems in today’s business environment. Students explore fundamental computer concepts and terminology of the World Wide Web, e-mail, emerging technologies, hardware and software components and devices, programming languages, network basics, operating systems, and ethics.

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