AVL 702- Supply Chain Management

3-0-3- Spring Semester
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Course Description

The content of this course is based on drivers and obstacles of supply chain, theory and principles of supply chain management, network design in the supply chain, mathematical models for supply chain network design, managing uncertainty in the supply chain, stochastic models for inventory management and pricing and revenue management in the supply chain. In addition to that, the topic of supply chain risk management and sustainability will be covered and the ERP systems and applications in supply chain management will be emphasized in this course.

Course Outcomes

Upon the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. have an understanding of the impact of supply chain management on the efficiency of systems.- AVLLO: 1,2.
  2. develop skills in using concepts and quantitative models in solving supply chain management problems.- AVLLO:2,4,6.
  3. have improved their written and oral communication skills.- AVLLO: 7
  4. have improved their teamwork skills.- AVLLO:4
  5. be aware of ethical issues.- AVLLO: 9

AVL Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. have adequate knowledge in aviation, logistics and supply chain and computing tools to make decisions in new or unpredictable environments of aviation logistics.
  2. formulate and solve a complex aviation logistics problems involving human, material, machinery, money, information, time and energy elements; analyze and design it under realistic constraints and conditions.
  3. use information technologies effectively with the knowledge of aviation logistics.
  4. design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex aviation logistics research questions.
  5. work efficiently in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams by collaborating effectively, in addition to an individual effective working ability.
  6. enhance critical thinking skill by integrating relevant information, decision-making techniques, and concepts through the interdisciplinary aviation logistics area.
  7. communicate effectively, using information technology and oral and written skills to enhance decision making process through better communication.
  8. be aware of the importance of lifelong learning.
  9. make ethical and legal business decisions by considering cultural differences.
  10. recognize the importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainable development.
  11. have knowledge of the global and social effects of aviation logistics on health environment, and safety, and contemporary issues of the century reflected into the field of aviation logistics.


Required Text(s) and Materials
  1. Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operations (5th Edition) by Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl. Prentice Hall, 2012.
  2. Morgan Swink, Steven Melnyk, M. Bixby Cooper, Janet L. Hartley, Managing Operations Across the Supply Chain: Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2014.
Assessment Method(s) and Evaluation

The assessment of learning outcomes will be evaluated by the following assignments.

Assessment Methods

Assessment Tool Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam



Final Exam









  • In doing homework assignments and abstracts, students should work in teams of at most tree. It is the student responsibility to find his/her team members. The composition of the study teams cannot be changed throughout the semester.
  • Each student team will be required to prepare two one-page abstracts of refereed journal articles which discuss a topic relevant to the subject of supply chain management. Students’ selection of topic will be included in the grading scheme.
  • In order to ensure that students do not abstract the same articles, the rule of "first-come, first-served" will apply. You may abstract a full-text, recent (i.e., within last 3 years) article downloaded from the Internet, as long as it is indeed full-text (complete with all tables, figures, and bibliography). In addition to submitting a ‘hard’ copy, abstracts must be submitted to me (via e-mail to) in MS Word.
  • Use the following format for preparing your abstracts:

    • Type your name in the upper right hand corner of the page. At the top of the page, in bold print, you should have the bibliographical entry for the article you are abstracting, in the following format: Bolumole, Yemisi A. (2001), “The Supply Chain Role of Third-Party Logistics Providers,” The International Journal of Logistics Management; Vol. 12, Number 2, pp. 87 -102
    • Following this, skip one line, and begin your abstract. It should summarize the main theme of the paper, outline the research method used, and review findings/results/benefits/conclusions.
    • The text should be one page only (and not shorter than one entire page), single spaced, with one inch margins and a 12 point font.
    • Attach a copy from an online source of the article after the abstract.
    • Indicate precisely which topic or method we have learned was discussed, and how that article made a contribution over and above previous work in the literature.
    • Do not haphazardly skip from one point to the next, make your presentation logically sequenced.
    • Pick a “good” article; that is, one that has a very interesting or unusual discussion, and one that you can easily understand.
  • The following academic journals would be decent starting places for selecting your articles. This list is by no means exhaustive. I strongly encourage you to start with these three: The Journal of Business, Logistics; The International Journal of Logistics Management; The International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management; Journal of Supply Chain Management; and Transportation Journal. These are five of the top peer-reviewed academic journals in Logistics and Supply Chain management. Other journals include: American Shipper; American Shipper International; California Management Review; Computers and Industrial Engineering; Decision Sciences; Distribution; Distribution Business; European Management Journal; Freight Management International; Harvard Business Review; Industrial Management; Industrial Marketing Management; Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Transactions; Interfaces; International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems; International Journal of Operations and Production Management; International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management; International Journal of Production Economics; International Journal of Production Research; International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management; International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management; Journal of Industrial Engineering; Journal of Management Studies; Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management; Journal of Marketing; Journal of Marketing Research; Journal of Operations Management; Journal of Quality Management; Logistics Europe; Logistics Information Management; Logistics Today; Long Range Planning; Management Decision; Management Science; Mathematical Programming; MIS Quarterly; Naval Research Logistics Quarterly; Omega; Operations Research; Production and Inventory Management Journal; Production and Operations Management; Production Planning and Control; Professional Engineering; Purchasing; Quality Progress; Quality; Simulation; Sloan Management Review; Supply Chain Management Review; Supply Chain Management: An international Journal; The Journal of European Logistics; Traffic Management; Transportation Science; Traffic World; Transport Logistic
Grading Scale
Grade Quality Points
A = Excellent 90 – 100%
B = Good 80 – 89%
C = Satisfactory 70 – 79%
D = Passing 60 – 69%
F = Failing below 60%
Incompletes- I

Incompletes (I) demonstrate that a student was doing sufficient work at the end of a semester period but, for reasons beyond the control of the student, was unable to complete all requirements of the course in the related semester. The grade I obliges student to complete all course requirements within a time period that is specified by the instructor. This time period can’t exceed one academic calendar year from the end of the semester in that the grade I is assigned. The students has to arrange with the course instructor in order to complete all course requirements in a specified time period. If all course requirements are not completed by the students in a specified time period, I is changed to the grade F, unless the instructor has assigned a different grade.


Students may withdraw from courses following the drop and add period until mid-term by completing the withdrawal process on the portal. A grade of "W" will appear in the student's official records if the student has withdrawn according to the SFU’s Withdrawal Policy. (Please see the SFU’s Withdrawal Policy for details.)

Attendance Policy

Participation and consistent attendance is essential for acceptable performance in the course. The students are expected to be present each class period except when special hardships occur, e.g. illness.
Regulations for attendance of Suje Florida University will be applied for this class.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the responsibility of all Suje Florida University faculty and students. Cheating and plagiarism are not tolerated and will result in a failing grade, if the student is found guilty of cheating. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by the Academic Integrity Policy. All students are expected to do their own work and to uphold a high standard of academic ethics.

Course Expectations
  1. Students are expected to read assigned material prior to lecture and participate in discussions and activities.
  2. Log on at least three times a week – on different days in order to completely weekly assignments, assessments, discussions and/or other weekly deliverables as directed by the instructor and outlined in the syllabus.
  3. Check your e-mail often.
  4. Communications with the instructor should be via University portal or the phone numbers listed above. Email is preferred.
  5. You should access and be familiar with the online assistance available to help you with program courses.
  6. It is your responsibility to ensure you are registered throughout the course. Work out problems in registration directly with the Registrar’s Office.
Tentative Detailed Course Content and Recommended Readings
Week Topic Recommended Reading(s)
1 Introduction to supply chain management Text Book
2 Designing the supply chain network: Distribution networks Text Book
3 Designing the supply chain network: Network design, global supply chain networks Text Book
4 Planning demand and supply in a supply chain: Demand forecasting Text Book
5 Planning demand and supply in a supply chain: Aggregate planning Text Book
6 Planning demand and supply in a supply chain: Sales and operations planning, coordination Text Book
7 Planning and managing inventories in a supply chain: Managing economies of scale, cycle inventory Text Book
8 Planning and managing inventories in a supply chain: Managing uncertainty, safety inventory Text Book
9 Planning and managing inventories in a supply chain: Determining optimal level of product availability Text Book
10 Designing and planning transportation networks Text Book
11 Managing cross-functional drivers in a supply chain: Sourcing decisions Text Book
12 Managing cross-functional drivers in a supply chain: Pricing and revenue management Text Book
13 Information technology, Sustainability Text Book
14 Case Study Presentations by students Text Book
Student Opinion of Instruction

At the end of the term, all students will be expected to complete an online Student Opinion of Instruction survey that will be available on portal. Students will receive an email notification through their VSU email address when the SOI is available. SOI responses are anonymous to instructors/administrators. Instructors will be able to view only a summary of all responses two weeks after they have submitted final grades.

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Access Statement

Students with disabilities who are experiencing barriers in this course may contact the Access Office for assistance in determining and implementing reasonable accommodations.