The function of supply chain management is to design and manage the processes, assets, and flows of material and information required to satisfy customers¿ demands. Globalization of the economy and electronic commerce has heightened the strategic importance of supply chain management and created new opportunities for using supply chain strategy and planning as a competitive tool. The purpose of this course is to explore the basic dynamics of supply chains and to study quantitative methods currently applied to supply chain management (SCM). The course will provide an introduction to the theory of supply chain management together with examples of how businesses implement these theories in practice. Prerequisite: BQUA 2812.