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Previous courses Supply Chain Management (Logistics)

Supply Chain Management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities. It also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, such as suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, Supply Chain Management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies, both domestically and internationally. The Greater Columbus Metropolitan Area is home to many distribution operations including centers for Limited Brands, Spiegel, Eddie Bauer, JC Penney, Kraft, Consolidated Stores Corporation, and McGraw-Hill Companies, and it is home to the only "Free Trade Zone" in the state of Ohio.

Supply Chain Management graduates may expect entry-level, first-line management positions as supervisors and managers in such areas as traffic and transportation, inventory management, warehousing, export/import, purchasing, materials control, traffic and operations management.

Columbus State Community College is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the offering of its business programs that culminate in the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

Upon completion of the associate of applied science degree in Supply Chain Management, the graduate will be able to:

  • Describe the various functions that comprise supply chain management and describe the interrelationship between them and other functional areas within a company.
  • Be able to make channel-related decisions to satisfy industrial and consumer wants in both domestic and international markets.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supply chain management terminologies including inventory techniques, bar-coding systems, picking and delivery processes, and storage and sorting systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the function and operation of warehouses and distribution facilities.
  • Explain the role of inventory control and management.
  • Describe the traffic management function and its role in carrier selection, rate determination and rate negotiation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state and federal laws that impact the distribution function, including knowledge of common carrier obligations.
  • Participate in the development of an integrated plan of action consistent with established supply chain management goals.
  • Understand the analytical tools useful in supply chain management particularly as they relate to measuring and analyzing productivity.
  • Possess a basic understanding of industrial safety issues particularly as they relate to the development of a basic safety program.
  • Understand the principles of interactive management and how they apply to managing worker performance, retention/hiring procedures, and developing collaborative action plans.
  • Possess fundamental supervisory skills including setting performance objectives, coaching and feedback, and conducting formal performance reviews.

 

International Commerce Major

As the sixth largest exporting state in the U.S., Ohio values international commerce. The state capital, Columbus, and its environs are a hub for international shipping and commerce: Columbus is the USA’s third largest port of entry for textiles; home to more than 40 freight forwarding companies; and home to more than 132 internationally owned firms with over 27,000 employees. The International Commerce major is designed to respond to the need for an educated workforce at all levels of the career ladder within such organizations.

Grounded in fundamental courses in supply chain management—transportation, global shipping, global marketing, etc.—this major also includes a three-quarter language sequence in Spanish or Chinese, as well as supplemental courses in business culture and economics to broaden and deepen student understanding of the complexities of international commerce. A travel-abroad component is part of the program.

In addition to mastering the Supply Chain Management competencies, an International Commerce grad will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the nature of current globalization.
  • Recognize the exponential growth of international trade and the economic impact of international logistics activities.
  • Understand the importance of a country’s infrastructure to an international logistician.
  • Identify the characteristics of the international transportation infrastructure.
  • Understand how Incoterms are used to share responsibilities between exporters and importers.
  • Understand the advantages/disadvantages of alternative terms of payment used in international commerce.
  • Understand the risks that currency exchange rates pose for international traders.
  • Identify and understand the purpose/function of various required documents common to international trade.
  • Explain cultural, social, economic, and political factors that impact organizations.
  • Describe the roles of verbal and nonverbal communication in cross-cultural encounters.
  • Evaluate strategies for effective negotiation and training of global managers.
  • Gain an awareness of the language of international marine insurance.
  • Identify the types of air/ocean transportation services and aircraft/vessel sizes.
  • Identify and understand the characteristics of intermodal transportation and the functions of international transportation forwarders and brokers.
  • Converse at a basic business level in Spanish or Chinese.
  • Understand the significance and need for adequate packaging practices in international trade.

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Strategic Procurement Major

The Strategic Procurement major is designed to provide focused skills in purchasing and negotiation to students interested in this field. This major is built upon a solid foundation in current supply chain management theory and practice included in the National Association of Purchasing Managers certification examination.

In addition to the Supply Chain Management competencies, a graduate in the Strategic Procurement major will be able to:

  • Explain and implement a Lowest Total Cost plan.
  • Explain and develop purchasing objectives.
  • Explain how policies and procedures are utilized to affect purchasing plans.
  • Explain how purchasing organizations should be utilized.
  • Explain how use of specifications, descriptions and standards are utilized to help determine right quality.
  • Explain how the industrial purchasing function operates.
  • Explain how the not-for-profit purchasing function operates.
  • Explain how and why “make vs. buy” and outsourcing decisions are made.
  • Develop a supplier management plan that ensures development, evaluation, and selection of the right supplier.
  • Explain pricing principles and what methods are best utilized for determining the right price.
  • Explain the different types of contracts and under what conditions and situations each works best.
  • Explain how negotiations can help resolve nonprice issues that help support the lowest total cost principle.
  • Explain how, why, and when international purchasing is best.
  • Develop and present a purchasing strategic and tactical plan.
  • Develop and present a buying plan and inventory management plan that ensure right quantity/right time.
  • Explain the ethical and legal issues that effect purchasing.
  • Explain the what, why, and how of negotiation.
  • Explain and develop negotiation objectives, strategies, and tactics.

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Supply Chain Management Certificates

Supply Chain Management certificates can be earned in International Business, International Commerce, Strategic Procurement, and Supply Chain Management. Each certificate can be completed totally in a distance learning format. Courses for these certificates follow the guidelines and cover the content established by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professions (CSCMP), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and The North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) respectively, in their certification exams.

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Supply Chain Management Associate Degree

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition 3
MKTG 111 Marketing Principles 5
LOGI 100 Principles of Logistics 5
LEGL 264 Legal Environment of Business 4
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   22

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
ENGL 102 Essay and Research 3
ACCT 106 Financial Accounting 5
LOGI 110 Transportation and Traffic Management. 4
COMM 105 Speech 3
MATH 103 Beginning Algebra II 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   19

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
LOGI 151 Foundations of Strategic Procurement I 3
ACCT 107 Managerial Accounting 5
HUM xxx Humanities 111,112,113,151,152 or 224 5
MATH 135 Statistics 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   18

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
COMM 200 Business Communications 3
LOGI 150 Information Technology in Logistics 4
LOGI 210 Warehouse Management 4
LOGI 229 International Transportation Regulatory Compliance 4
LOGI xxx Elective 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   18

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
LOGI 211 Inventory Management 4
MKTG 226 Customer Service Principles and Practices 4
BMGT 257 Project Management 3
LOGI 219 International Business 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   14

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
LOGI 260 Performance Management for Logistics Managers 4
SSCI 100 Globalization 5
NSCI 101 Natural Science 1 5
LOGI 241 Logistics Practicum 4
LOGI 242 Logistics Seminar 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   19
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS   110

Technical Electives

Course Name Credits
LOGI 152 Foundations of Strategic Procurement II 3
LOGI 205 Freight Claims 3
LOGI 225 International Shipping 4
LOGI 226 Introduction to Export Administration Regulations 4
LOGI 227 Electronic Import/Export Documentation 2
LOGI 228 Importing 4
LOGI 230 International Management 4
LOGI 245 Transportation Rates/Pricing 3
LOGI 246 Procurement Negotiation 3
LOGI 256 Advanced Procurement Seminar 3
LOGI 250 Transportation of Hazardous Materials .3
LOGI 297 Special Topics in Logistics 1–3
QUAL 240 Total Quality Management 3
ENVR 252 Health and Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Operations 3

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International Commerce Major

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition 3
MKTG 111 Marketing Principles 5
LOGI 100 Principles of Logistics 5
LOGI 110 Transportation and Traffic Management 4
GEOG200 World Regional Geography 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   22

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
ENGL 102 Essay and Research 3
ECON200 Principles of Microeconomics 5
LOGI 225 International Shipping 4
LOGI 219 International Business 3
MATH 103 Beginning Algebra II 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   19

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
COMM105 Speech 3
LOGI226 Introduction to the Export Administration Regulations 4
HUM xxx Humanities 111,112,113,151, 152 or 224 5
MATH 135 Statistics 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   17

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
COMM 200 Business Communications 3
NSCI101 Natural Science I…… 5
LOGI 228 Importing 4
LOGI 211 Inventory Management 4
SPAN101 Elementary Spanish I 5
  or  
CHIN101 Elementary Chinese I 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   21

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
LOGI 229 International Transportation Regulatory Compliance 4
LOGI 205 International Freight Claims 3
SSCI 100 Globalization 5
SPAN102 Elementary Spanish II 3
  or  
CHIN102 Elementary Chinese II 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   17

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
MKTG 270 Global Marketing 5
SPAN 299 Special Topics in Spanish 4
  or  
CHIN 299 Special Topics in Chinese 4
LOGI 241 Logistics Practicum 4
LOGI 242 Logistics Seminar 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   14
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS   110

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Strategic Procurement Major

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition 3
MKTG 111 Marketing Principles 5
LOGI 100 Principles of Logistics 5
ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   18

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
ENGL 102 Essay and Research 3
ACCT 106 Financial Accounting 5
LOGI 110 Transportation and Traffic Management 4
COMM 105 Speech 3
MATH 103 Beginning Algebra II 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   19

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
MKTG 226 Customer Service Principles and Practices 4
ACCT 107 Managerial Accounting 5
HUM xxx Humanities 111,112,113,151, 152 or 224 5
MATH 135 Statistics 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   19

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
FMGT 201 Corporate Finance 5
COMM 200 Business Communications 3
LOGI 151 Foundations of Strategic Procurement I 3
LOGI 210 Warehouse Management 4
LOGI 211 Inventory Management 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   19

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
LOGI 246 Procurement Negotiation 3
LOGI 225 International Shipping 4
LOGI 150 Information Technology in Logistics 4
LOGI 152 Foundations of Strategic Procurement II 3
LOGI 229 International Transportation Regulatory Compliance 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   18

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
LOGI 256 Advanced Procurement Seminar 3
LOGI 241 Logistics Practicum 4
LOGI 242 Logistics Seminar 1
LOGI 260 Performance Management for Logistics Managers 4
NSCI 101 Natural Science 1 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   17
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS   110

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International Business Certificate

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
FMGT 242 International Finance 4
LOGI 219 International Business 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   7

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
LOGI 225 International Shipping 4
LOGI 230 International Management 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   8

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
MKTG 270 Global Marketing 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDITS   20

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International Commerce Certificate

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
LOGI 225 International Shipping 4
LOGI 219 International Business 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   7

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
LOGI 226 Introduction to Export Administration Regulations .4
LOGI 228 Importing 4
LOGI 229 International Transportation Regulatory Compliance 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   12

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
LOGI 227 Electronic Import/Export Documentation 2
MKTG 270 Global Marketing 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDITS   26

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Strategic Procurement Certificate

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
LOGI 151 Foundations of Strategic Procurement I 3
LOGI 211 Inventory Management 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   7

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
LOGI 150 Information Technology in Logistics 4
LOGI 152 Foundations of Strategic Procurement II 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   7

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
LOGI 246 Procurement Negotiation 3
LOGI 256 Advanced Procurement Seminar 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDITS   20

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Supply Chain Management Certificate

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
LOGI 151 Foundations of Strategic Procurement I 3
LOGI 210 Warehouse Management 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   7

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
LOGI 110 Transportation and Traffic Management 4
LOGI 211 Inventory Management 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   8

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
LOGI 225 International Shipping 4
LOGI 229 International Transportation Regulatory Compliance 4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS   8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDITS   23

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