IBS806 - Global Supply Chain Management

Outline info
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Subject Title
Global Supply Chain Management

Subject Description
This subject provides the students with an introduction to global supply chain management practices and through development and mapping strategies explain why global supply chain management is a critical element in successful global trading.

From an international business management perspective, students will become familiar with production, inventory and delivery mapping and development systems and the effective management of key integrative processes.  Emphasis will be placed on studying procurement and sourcing management, identifying import and export requirements, and understanding the procedures that define trade and the related frequently used terms of sale (INCOTERMS).

Students will also apply their knowledge by researching and presenting in a group project and individual student presentations based on theoretical and practical learning outcomes covered during the semester. 

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the stages of a global supply chain and select the appropriate methods in order to develop a well-planned supply chain management strategy to enhance a company's international competitiveness.
  2. Identify the main types of documentation used in international trade transactions in order to efficiently manage production, inventory, delivery and returns to meet international demands and to reduce a company's risk.
  3. Become familiar with and understand the standard trade terminology used in international transactions and using INCOTERMS, clarify the risk and responsibilities during the transfer of goods from seller to buyer;.
  4. Compare international payment methods associated with specific trading situations in order to determine the exporters' risks for not receiving payment.
  5. Evaluate the services and prices quoted by third party service providers in order to compete successfully in international markets.
  6. Create commercial and financial documents associated with contracts and specific methods of payments for use in import/export transactions.
  7. Examine all documentation involved in import/export transactions in order to fulfil the exporters and importers counters legal requirements and develop a logistical plan to ship goods ensuring customers' demands are met.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  1. Introduction to Global Supply Chain Management
  2. Planning the Global Supply Chain
  3. Managing Procurement and Sourcing / Incoterms
  4. Production Management
  5. Inventory Management
  6. Managing Deliveries
  7. Managing Intermediaries
  8. Banks and Methods of Payment
  9. Managing Returns
  10. Managing IT
  11. Trade Documentation
  12. Managing Risk
  13. Presentations

Mode of Instruction
A combination of teaching methods will be utilized which may include lectures, case studies, discussions, group and individual work.

Prescribed Texts
Title:       Global Supply Chain Management
Edition:    6th Blue Book
Author:    Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)
Publisher:   FITT - Module 4
ISBN:      9781894566506

To purchase eBooks, please contact FITT directly directly at:  http://fittfortrade.com/textbooks-ebooks 
Students interested in the FITT credentials may consider purchasing all 8 eBooks.  Purchasing all 8 books will cover the Professional Examination or 2 assessments, transfer of credits, and diploma.  ($575 + tax).  Individual books may be purchased as well.

Reference Material
Title:            Incoterms®  2010 ICC Publication #715
Publisher:    http://store.iccbooksusa.net/incoterms2010.aspx
ISBN:           978-92-842-0080-1

Recommended Reading:
Financing Trade and International Supply Chains: Commerce Across Borders, Finance Across Frontiers
By Alexander R. Malaket
Here’s the link:  http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1409454606/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=15121&creative=390961&creativeASIN=1409454606&linkCode=as2&tag=emiliaintroc-20

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.
In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.
Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  http:/senecacollege.ca/library
Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.
English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Quiz 10%
Group Project 20%
MidTerm Test 30%
Final Exam 40%

Please retain this course outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Program Manager:
Danielle Mercier

Approved by: Academic Program Manager - Business Studies Danielle Mercier