Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)

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OSCM 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (007740)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
OSCM 306  Operations Management  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of GE Pathway Foundation Quantitative Reasoning required for all majors.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An overview of the operations function in organizations; topics include operations strategy, manufacturing philosophies, process selection, supply chain management, inventory management, forecasting, production planning and control, capacity planning, material requirements planning, quality management and project management. 3 hours lecture.  (005774)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 389  Internship  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with a supervising faculty member. For students who wish to gain practical work experience with participating firms/organizations. This course enables a student to study policy, control, and decision making in a specialized work environment. The faculty advisor will determine each student's performance requirements, assignments, and methods of evaluation prior to undertaking the internship. 9 hours supervision.  (020345)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (007743)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Students registering for this course should prepare a project proposal to be discussed with their faculty advisor before enrolling in the course. 9 hours supervision.  (005778)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 440  Supply Chain Management  3 Units  
Prerequisite: OSCM 306.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course provides an overview of the supply chain management function in modern business. The objective of the course is to provide students with an integrative view of how supply chain decisions affect other functional areas of the firm and impact financial performance. The course focuses on three primary areas of supply chain management: strategy and design, planning, and operations. Business cases studies and enterprise information systems (EIS) are a central feature of the course with EIS providing a foundation for understanding the integrative nature of the business organization. 3 hours discussion.  (007744)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 441  Purchasing and Global Sourcing  3 Units  
Prerequisite: OSCM 306.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course examines the business role and ethical consideration of purchasing and procurement. Students learn to identify supplier sources, negotiate terms and conditions of sale, and build and manage supplier relationships linked to organizational goals. Students learn how purchasing operates across all functional areas - including inbound logistics, manufacturing, and outbound logistics - and contributes to competitive advantage and added value through teamwork. 3 hours discussion.  (021469)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 442  Production Planning and Inventory Control  3 Units  
Prerequisite: OSCM 306.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
An in-depth study of inventory management and material requirements planning (MRP). Topics include the study of inventory systems and modeling, master production scheduling, and purchasing systems and control. 3 hours discussion.  (005785)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 451  Quality Management  3 Units  
Prerequisite: OSCM 306 or faculty permission; MATH 105 or MATH 108 for Business majors only.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
The study and application of the quality management process in both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy. Topics include process analysis and improvement, statistical process control, cost of quality, quality measurement, and quality in the global marketplace. 3 hours lecture.  (005784)  
Cross listing(s): AMAR 451  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 471  Distribution Systems and Channel Management  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MKTG 371 for Marketing option students and OSCM 306 for non-Marketing option students.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
The course includes a study of distribution and its role in the marketing system, economics of distribution, financing competing carriers, rate determination, government regulation subsidization, carrier organization, operation, and traffic control. 3 hours lecture.  (005878)  
Cross listing(s): MKTG 471  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 489  Intern/Cooperative Education  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Senior standing and faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with a supervising faculty member. For students who wish to gain practical work experience with participating firms/organizations. This course enables a student to study policy, control, and decision making in a specialized work environment. The faculty advisor will determine each student's performance requirements, assignments, and methods of evaluation prior to undertaking the internship. 9 hours supervision.  (005777)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 498  Special Topics in Supply Chain Management  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Senior standing.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This is a special topics course offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time basis and varies from term to term and from one section to another. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. For advanced students who wish to investigate business problems in specialized areas. Application of research methods. 1 hour seminar.  (005790)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (007746)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 499H  Honors: Product/Operation Mgmt  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (005791)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
OSCM 607  Operations Planning and Execution  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course provides overview of the operations management process. The operations management field includes the primary functions of business. These central functions of an organization are responsible for the creation and delivery of goods and services. This course will assist the student in developing both quantitative and qualitative skills to utilize current methodologies, systems, and technology to plan, execute, implement, and analyze performance of the organization and its resources. The topic area of quality management will be a significant segment of this course. 3 hours seminar.  (007747)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
OSCM 689  Directed Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Study of policy, control, and decision-making in selected organizations, arranged and supervised by a member of the graduate faculty in close working relationship with the management of an organization. 9 hours supervision.  (005800)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
OSCM 697  Independent Study  1-4 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-4.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (005804)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
OSCM 699T  Master's Thesis  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (005809)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division