Brian Fugate
Department Chair
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Supply Chain Management Department Website

The Department of Supply Chain Management offers an undergraduate major leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.  The major is designed to prepare students for careers in carrier management, logistics management, and at retailers or in companies that manufacture, sell, and distribute consumer goods to retailers.  There is an emphasis on business process integration and students will learn to apply  analytical techniques and use the systems approach in managing the flow of materials into and through the production and manufacturing processes of a firm to its customers.  Employment opportunities exist in marketing, sales, and operations positions with carriers in all transportation modes, and in positions with shippers having responsibility in one or more areas under logistics management, warehousing, packaging, and materials handling. Opportunities also exist in governmental agencies.

Requirements for B.S.B.A. in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Major Requirements

Major Course Requirements 24
SCMT 3443Transportation and Distribution Management3
SCMT 3613Supply Management3
SCMT 3623Inventory and Forecasting Analytics3
SCMT 3643International Logistics3
SCMT 4653Supply Chain Strategy3
Concentration Hours9
Maximum of 27 hours of SCMT courses in department (core, major, elective). More than 27 hours allowed if the extra courses are part of interdisciplinary minor or collateral track.
Junior/Senior Business Electives12
Total Hours60

Supply Chain Management Minor for Business Students

The Department of Supply Chain Management offers a minor for Walton College students desiring more knowledge of supply chain management to assist them in their careers. The minor requires the completion of 15 hours of study from the following courses:

SCMT 3443Transportation and Distribution Management3
SCMT 3613Supply Management3
Select three classes from the following:9
ERP Fundamentals
Inventory and Forecasting Analytics
Behavioral Supply Chain Management
International Logistics
Retail Supply Chain Analysis
Honors Supply Chain Management Colloquium
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Transportation Analytics
Supply Chain Strategy
Cross-Sector Collaboration for Sustainability
Students may also use up to 3 hours of a Walton College Study Abroad course (WCOB 330V) in Panama or China and/or 3 hours of cooperative education (WCOB 310V) in supply chain management toward the minor.
Total Hours15

Students who desire to earn a Supply Chain Management minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office of intent to pursue a minor. All requirements for the minor must be completed prior to the awarding of the student’s undergraduate degree. All specific course prerequisites must be met. Each student must have a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average in the courses offered for the minor. All upper level minor requirements must be taken in residence.

Aloysius, John, Ph.D. (Temple University), B.S. (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Professor, 1995.
Bechtel, Don, B.A. (Lebanon Valley College), Instructor, 2006.
Esper, Terry L., Ph.D., M.B.A. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Philander Smith College), Associate Professor, 2013.
Fugate, Brian, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.S. (University of Tennessee), Professor, 2015.
Garcia-Dastugue, Sebastian, Ph.D., M.A. (The Ohio State University), M.B.A. (Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Austral), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2015.
Hofer, Christian, Ph.D. (University of Maryland University College), B.A. (European School of Business), Associate Professor, 2007.
Hyatt, David Graham, M.B.A., B.S.B.A. (University of Arkansas), Research Associate Professor, 2011.
Kent, John, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee), M.B.A. (University of Dallas), B.S. (Henderson State University), Clinical Associate Professor, 2014.
Murphey, William C., M.S. (National Defenses University), M.A. (George Washington University), Instructor, 2014.
Rossiter-Hofer, Adriana, Ph.D. (University of Maryland-College Park), M.S. (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), B.S. (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil), Associate Professor, 2008.
Scott, Marc, Ph.D. (North Dakota State University), M.S., B.S. (South Carolina State University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2016.
Shook, Carole, M.S.B.A., B.S.B.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 1999.
Sodero, Annibal Camara, Ph.D. (Arizona State University), M.S.C. (Warkwick University), B.S.C. (UFMG-Brazil), Assistant Professor, 2013.
Thomas, Rodney W., Ph.D., M.B.A. (University of Tennessee), B.S.B.A. (Greensboro College), Associate Professor, 2017.
Thomas, Stephanie, Ph.D. (Georgia Southern University), M.B.A., B.A. (University of Tennessee), Clinical Assistant Professor, .
Van Hoek, Remko, Ph.D. (University of Utrecht), M.B.A.(London School of Economics), B.S.B.A. (Vanderbilt University), Clinical Professor, 2018.
Waller, Matthew A., Ph.D., M.S. (Pennsylvania State University), B.S. (University of Missouri–Columbia), Professor, 2002.
Williams, Brent D., Ph.D., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Lyon College), Associate Professor, 2011.
Williams, Donnie F., Ph.D. (Georgia Southern University), Clinical Assistant Professor, 2019.

Courses

SCMT 2103. Introduction to Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

An introduction to supply chain management. All functional areas of supply chain management are explored to provide students an end-to-end view of supply chain management processes. Prerequisite: ACCT 2013 and WCOB 1033 each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 2103H. Honors Introduction to Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

An introduction to supply chain management. All functional areas of supply chain management are explored to provide students an end-to-end view of supply chain management processes. Prerequisite: ACCT 2013 and WCOB 1033 each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is equivalent to SCMT 2103.

SCMT 3443. Transportation and Distribution Management. 3 Hours.

Examines modes of freight transportation and institutional factors that influence transportation decisions; regulation, public policy, other governmental variables reviewed in detail. Additionally, distribution aspects of the logistics function within the firm such as warehousing, cross-docking, and distribution center management are explored. Prerequisite: ((ECON 2013 and ECON 2023) or ECON 2143) and SCMT 2103 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 3613. Supply Management. 3 Hours.

Management of tactical and strategic sourcing relationships including supply aspects of the logistics function within the firm such as purchasing, procurement, forecasting, inventory control, quality, sustainability and negotiation. Prerequisite: ((ECON 2013 and ECON 2023) or ECON 2143) and SCMT 2103 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 3623. Inventory and Forecasting Analytics. 3 Hours.

The intent of this course is to rigorously examine two key elements of logistics: inventory control and forecasting. Coverage of the former topic specifically focuses on inventory control methods for stochastic demand and lead times. Besides a review of the associated theoretical bases, the implementation of such policies in Excel is a central component of the course. Forecasting topics covered in this course include a review of a variety of forecasting techniques and forecast error measurement. Moreover, the linkage between forecasting and inventory control is discussed. As with inventory control, students will learn how to implement various forecasting techniques in Excel. Prerequisite: ((ECON 2013 and ECON 2023) or ECON 2143) and SCMT 2103 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 3633. Behavioral Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Effective supply chain management requires an understanding of people who make supply chain decisions. This course will expose students to behavioral issues in supply chain and logistics. Readings will be assigned weekly, with a focus on practical implications. There will be an emphasis on experiential learning and teams of students will work on course projects in the area of the retail supply chain, broadly defined. Prerequisite: SCMT 3613. (Typically offered: Irregular)

SCMT 3643. International Logistics. 3 Hours.

Logistics activities in international business with special emphasis on international sourcing and distribution channels, international transportation, import and export procedures, international sale and payment terms, and documentation. Special emphasis is placed on current events and their effect on the management of operations of U.S.-based organizations. Prerequisite: ((ECON 2013 and ECON 2023), or ECON 2143) and SCMT 2103 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 3653. Retail Supply Chain Analysis. 3 Hours.

This course examines the various function components of retail supply chain management and focuses on analysis and metrics required to effectively manage a retail supply chain. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the various aspects of retail supply chain management. In this course, the students will learn to speak of the "language" of retailing and acquire the skills to effectively analyze the performance of retail supply chains. Prerequisite: (ECON 2013 and ECON 2023) or ECON 2143. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 3663. MAKE: Supply Chain Process Improvement. 3 Hours.

The course focuses on the fundamental concepts, techniques, and tools for managing production and improving business processes across the supply chain, in both manufacturing and service contexts. Philosophies, principles, approaches, and techniques students will learn and experience in this course include Lean, Total Quality Management, Theory of Constraints, Practical Scientific Thinking, and Toyota Kata. Prerequisite: SCMT 2103 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 4003H. Honors Supply Chain Management Colloquium. 3 Hours.

Explores events, concepts and/or new developments in the field of Supply Chain Management. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

SCMT 4103. Special Topics in Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Special topics in supply chain management not available in other courses. Topics are selected by the supply chain faculty for each semester each course is offered. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)

SCMT 4123. Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

Explores key sustainability concepts across supply chain functions of supply management, operations, and distribution. Course topics include values-based leadership, globalizing sustainability, marketing sustainability, voluntary product standards and governance, stakeholder engagement, reverse logistics, humanitarian logistics, and transportation. Overall, we will consider the feasibility and role of firms in producing sustainability in global supply chains. (Typically offered: Irregular)

SCMT 4633. Transportation Analytics. 3 Hours.

Reviews special management techniques and analytical framework available for solving problems associated with companies whose core competencies include distribution and transportation modes of truck, rail, air, water, pipeline and intermodal. Prerequisite: SCMT 3443. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 4653. Supply Chain Strategy. 3 Hours.

Design and management of supply chain systems for firms of varying size and different supply and market conditions. This capstone course relies heavily on computer assisted cases and lectures from visiting executives. Prerequisite: SCMT 3443, SCMT 3613 and SCMT 3623. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 466V. Independent Study in Supply Chain Management. 1-3 Hour.

Permits students to explore selected topics in supply chain management, logistics and transportation. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 4853. Cross-Sector Collaboration for Sustainability. 3 Hours.

This course explores how organizations in the three sectors of society work together in value creation by addressing social and environmental problems manifest in global supply chains. Focusing on business and nonprofit organizations, we investigate the forces that bring about and influence these collaborations from practical and theoretical perspectives. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. (Typically offered: Spring)