Global Supply Chain Management
Christopher S. Tang
Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration
Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
As more firms continue to outsource and off-shore their operations (technical support, customer services, etc.), virtually all western companies need to manage multiple supply chains with external partners located in different countries around the globe. By its very nature, supply chain management has to deal with the management of the flow of materials, information, and funds across the entire global supply network that ranges from suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, logistics providers, and retailers to consumers. this course deals with international issues arising from supply chains encompassing partners located in different countries. This course draws upon concepts originally introduced in your core courses on operations management, statistics, marketing, and strategy. While many operational processes that we will consider in this course will appear familiar, most of you will find yourselves viewing them from a different perspective especially through different conceptual frameworks for analyzing global supply chain issues.