Brian Fugate
Department Chair
546 Willard J. Walker Hall
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J.B. Hunt Transport Department of Supply Chain Management Website

The J.B. Hunt Transport 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.

Students may elect to pursue the B.S.B.A. in Supply Chain Management or a Minor in Supply Chain Management in an online format. Students must apply to the University of Arkansas, Office of Admissions for consideration to enroll in the B.S.B.A. and indicate their interest in the online program on the admissions application.  Students are required to submit official transcripts (either high school or college transcripts or both), and an application fee.  Students interested in pursuing a minor must notify the Walton College Undergraduate Programs Office.

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

Major Course Requirements
SCMT 3443DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management3
SCMT 3613SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management3
SCMT 3623PLAN: Inventory and Forecasting Analytics3
SCMT 3663MAKE: Supply Chain Process Improvement3
SCMT 4653Supply Chain Strategy and Change Management3
SCMT 3103Supply Chain Management Internship (Alternative industry-based experiential coursework is available on an exception basis with departmental approval.)3
Choose three hours from the following:3
International Logistics
Project Management: Supply Chain New Product Planning and Launch
Supply Chain Service and Customer Management
Honors Supply Chain Management Colloquium
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
Environmental, Social and Governance Strategies and Operations in Supply Chains
Supply Chain Design and Optimization
Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics
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 Electives15

Supply Chain Management
Eight-Semester Plan

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)3  
WCOB 1111 Freshman Business Connection1  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (ACTS Equivalency = BLAW 2003)23  
ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
ACCT 2013 Accounting Principles  3
WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation  3
ECON 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)  3
Natural Science - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 16 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
SEVI 2053 Business Foundations
or ACCT 2023 Accounting Principles II
3  
SCMT 2103 Integrated Supply Chain Management3  
MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)33  
Social Sciences - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3 and 4.1, as well as the Social Issues, Multicultural Environment, and Demographic Diversity Requirement) 43  
Fine Arts/Humanities - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2) 5, 63  
MGMT 2103 Managing People and Organizations2  3
ISYS 2103 Business Information Systems  3
ECON 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)3  3
Fine Arts/Humanities - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2)5, 6  3
Natural Science - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)  4
Year Total: 15 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
FINN 2043 Principles of Finance23  
MKTG 3433 Introduction to Marketing23  
SCMT 3443 DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management3  
SCMT 3613 SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management3  
3000/4000 level SCMT course from elective courses3  
SCMT 3623 PLAN: Inventory and Forecasting Analytics  3
SEVI 3013 Strategic Management (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
SCMT 3103 Supply Chain Management Internship  3
Junior/Senior Business Elective  3
U.S. History or Government - State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.2)  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
SCMT 3663 MAKE: Supply Chain Process Improvement3  
Junior/Senior Business Elective6  
General Education Electives6  
SCMT 4653 Supply Chain Strategy and Change Management  3
Junior/Senior Business Electives  6
General Education Electives  3
Year Total: 15 12
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

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 3443DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management3
SCMT 3613SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management3
Select three classes from the following:9
ERP Fundamentals
Supply Chain Management Internship
PLAN: Inventory and Forecasting Analytics
Supply Chain Service and Customer Management
International Logistics
Project Management: Supply Chain New Product Planning and Launch
Honors Supply Chain Management Colloquium
Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
Environmental, Social and Governance Strategies and Operations in Supply Chains
Supply Chain Design and Optimization
Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics
Supply Chain Strategy and Change Management
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 or other approved program.
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.

Faculty

Aloysius, John, Ph.D. (Temple University), B.S. (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka), Professor, Oren Harris Chair in Logistics, 1995, 2017.
Bechtel, Don, B.A. (Lebanon Valley College), Instructor, 2006.
Dobrzykowski, David, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.B.A. (University of Toledo), Associate Professor, 2019.
Fugate, Brian, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.S. (University of Tennessee), Professor, Oren Harris Chair in Transportation, 2015, 2018.
Gibson, Andrew R., Ph.D. (University of Arkansas), M.B.A. (London Business School), B.Sc. (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), Instructor, 2019, 2022.
Hofer, Christian, Ph.D. (University of Maryland University College), B.A. (European School of Business), Associate Professor, 2007, 2012.
Kent, John, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee), M.B.A. (University of Dallas), B.S. (Henderson State University), Clinical Associate Professor, 2014, 2018.
Rosales, Claudia, Ph.D., M.S. (University of Cincinnati), B.S. (Universidad Rafael Landivar), Assistant Professor, 2021.
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, 2016.
Scott, Marc, Ph.D. (North Dakota State University), M.S., B.S. (South Carolina State University), Assistant Professor of Practice, 2016.
Shaheen, Iana, Ph.D., M.S. (University of South Florida), B.A. (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Assistant Professor, 2020.
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), Associate Professor of Practice, 2017, 2022.
Tyler, Joel, M.B.A., B.A. (University of Arkansas), Instructor, 2019.
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, Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair, 2002, 2007.
Williams, Brent D., Ph.D., M.S. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Lyon College), Associate Professor, Garrison Chair in Supply Chain Management, 2011.
Williams, Donnie F., Ph.D. (Georgia Southern University), Clinical Associate Professor, 2019.

Courses

SCMT 2103. Integrated Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

An introduction to integrated supply chain management. Core capabilities in plan, source, make, deliver, service/customer management, new product design, strategy, governance, project management, performance management, technology enablement, and supply chain finance are explored to provide students with a comprehensive cross-functional view of demand-driven value networks. Prerequisite: WCOB 1033, ACCT 2013 and (ECON 2013 or ECON 2023), all with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 2103H. Honors Integrated Supply Chain Management. 3 Hours.

An introduction to integrated supply chain management. Core capabilities in plan, source, make, deliver, service/customer management, new product design, strategy, governance, project management, performance management, technology enablement, and supply chain finance are explored to provide students with a comprehensive cross-functional view of demand-driven value networks. Prerequisite: WCOB 1033, ACCT 2013 and (ECON 2013 or ECON 2023), all with a grade of C or better and honors standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)
This course is equivalent to SCMT 2103.

SCMT 3103. Supply Chain Management Internship. 3 Hours.

This experience is designed to give students an internship opportunity to combine their formal academic preparation with an exposure to the supply chain profession. Prerequisite: Department consent, completion of pre-business core, junior standing, and SCMT 2103 with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

SCMT 3443. DELIVER: Transportation and Distribution Management. 3 Hours.

Management of functional delivery and customer service capabilities in demand-driven value networks. Applicable interfaces with enabling capabilities such as governance, performance management, analytics, and technology enablement are evaluated. 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. SOURCE: Procurement and Supply Management. 3 Hours.

This course covers the critical sourcing and procurement processes: strategic sourcing, source to pay, and supplier relationship management. Additionally, it covers innovative efforts to grow sourcing contribution to demand-driven supply chain integration, including sustainability, technology, and risk management. 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. PLAN: 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. Supply Chain Service and Customer Management. 3 Hours.

Management of supply chain service quality, relationships, and customer segmentation in demand-driven value networks. Applicable cross-functional interfaces, performance measurement, and integration opportunities for boundary spanning supply chain professionals are discussed with emphasis on value-added behavioral exchange dynamics. 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. Project Management: Supply Chain New Product Planning and Launch. 3 Hours.

Applies principles and tools of project management to supply chain industry projects in the new product development launch process to ensure alignment with supply chain processes. Experiential learning in collaborative team settings facilitate new product development and launch solutions to demand-driven value network problems. Prerequisite: (ECON 2013 and ECON 2023) or (ECON 2143 and SCMT 2103) each with a grade of C or better. (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 4113. Supply Chain Management Executive in Residence. 3 Hours.

The focus of this course will be executive viewpoints in supply chain management as it relates to relational skill development. The growth of supply chain management has resulted in the need for relational skills and capabilities for supply chain professionals. The purpose of the course is to help students identify not only the current issues of the industry, but also gather various viewpoints about the topics. Each week, an executive will speak with students on a topic of his or her choice. The goal is to allow a broad collection of issues to be presented by and to the students. Prerequisite: WCOB 1033 and ACCT 2013 each with a grade of C or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 4123. Environmental, Social and Governance Strategies and Operations in Supply Chains. 3 Hours.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues can carry significant supply chain challenges, risks, and opportunities. This course focuses on the relationship between ESG and supply chain planning, sourcing, manufacturing and service operations and logistics. Topics may include values-based leadership; globalizing social and environmental sustainability; diversity, inclusion and ethics across the supply chain; and voluntary product standards and governance, stakeholder engagement, reverse logistics, humanitarian logistics, ethical sourcing, transparency, innovation, resource scarcity, waste reduction, carbon emissions, and human rights across the extended supply network. (Typically offered: Irregular)

SCMT 4233. Supply Chain Design and Optimization. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on supply chain network design and the underlying strategies needed to manage a supply chain as business conditions change and evolve. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with supply chain design thinking skills that they can employ to design solutions that optimize supply chain performance considering costs, constraints, and structure. The course is a combination of lecture and supply chain optimization case studies (network, transportation, and inventory). Prerequisite: SCMT 3443 and SCMT 3623. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 4633. Supply Chain Performance Management and Analytics. 3 Hours.

Integrates the strategic directives and successful execution by using supply chain performance management and analytics to drive supply chains from end-to-end. Examines and applies data analytics and visualization tools to better manage conflicting supply chain objectives and trade-offs. Prerequisite: SCMT 2103 with a grade of "C" or better. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

SCMT 4653. Supply Chain Strategy and Change Management. 3 Hours.

Evaluate and select appropriate supply chain strategies and change management approaches for business situations. This capstone course leverages plan, source, make, deliver, customer service, and new product development capabilities to meet strategic and financial goals in demand-driven networks. 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)