MGT 5065 Summer 2024 Syllabus.pdf

Supply Chain Management, MGT 5065 IU

Summer 2024


Instructor Name: Dr. Michael Essary

Office Location: Online

Office Hours: By Appointment

Phone: 256-318-1860


 Course Objectives:

  1. 1. Develop an understanding of the role of Supply Chain Management in a marketing-oriented society.
  2. Provide an opportunity for comprehensive analysis and discussion of key contemporary issues and problems in Supply Chain Management.
  3. Develop an understanding of the characteristics of Supply Chain Management systems elements and their interrelationships within individual companies and develop conceptual and pragmatic insights into Supply Chain Management and related areas.

Required Texts / Materials: Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, 7th Edition         Sunil Chopra. ISBN-13: 9780134731889

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Grading Policy (including late work policy): Late work should be the exception and not the rule and may be downgraded at the discretion of the Instructor, if accepted at all. Unless all work is submitted, the student could receive a failing grade for the course. Extensions may be granted for extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Instructor and only for the length of time the Instructor deems appropriate. The post important element of success in an online course is to communicate with your Instructor throughout the term.

Course Attendance Policy: You must be active in the class every week.

Where to Find Extra Help: Please contact the Instructor if you need any help.

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Recording Disclosure (Privacy Waiver): This course may be recorded for use by students and/or faculty. Enrolled students are subject to having their images and voices recorded during the classroom presentations, remote access learning, online course discussions, and remote office hours/meetings. Course participants should have no expectation of privacy regarding their participation in this class.  Recordings may not be reproduced, shared with those not registered in the courses, or uploaded to other online environments.  All recordings will be deleted at the conclusion of the academic term.  

 COVID-19 University Policy: Students are required to abide by the policies and guidelines set by Florida Tech Safe: Return to Learn Plan available online at Instructors will enforce Florida Tech COVID-19 policies in all classrooms and labs.

 Anticipated Weekly Subject Matter and Assignment Schedule:

The schedule below is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

Weekly Topic


Week 1

May 13 - 19

Chapter 1

Understanding the Supply Chain

Chapter 1 Homework

Week 1

May 13 - 19

Chapter 2

Achieving Strategic Fit in a Supply Chain

Chapter 2 Homework

Week 2

May 20 – 26

Chapter 4

Designing Distribution Networks

Chapter 4 Homework

Week 2

May 20 – 26

Chapter 7

Demand Forecasting in a Supply Chain

Chapter 7 Homework

Week 3

May 27 – June 2

Chapter 8

 Aggregate Planning in the Supply Chain

Chapter 8 Homework

Week 3

May 27 – June 2

Chapter 5 

Network Design in the Supply Chain

Chapter 5 Homework

Week 4

June 3 - 9

Mid-Term Exam 

(Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, & 8)


Week 5

June 10 – 16

Chapter 12

Managing Uncertainty in the Supply Chain

Chapter 12 Homework

Week 6

June 17 – 23

Chapter 10

Coordination in the Supply Chain

Chapter 10 Homework

Week 7

June 24- June 30

Chapter 15

Sourcing Decisions in a Supply Chain

Chapter 15 Homework

Week 8

July 1 - 7

Chapter 14

Transportation in Supply Chain

Chapter 14 Homework

Week 9

July 8 - 14

Chapter 13

Linking Product Availability & Profits

Chapter 13 Homework

Week 10

July 15 - 21


Information Technology


Week 10

July 15 - 21

Work on Research Paper

Research Paper Due

Week 11

July 22 – July 26

Final Exam

(Chapters 10, 12, 13, 14, & 15)



Grading Criteria:

Case Studies & Questions – 10%

Mid Term & Final Exams – 60%

Research Paper – 30%