Operations and Supply Chain Management
I. Course Prefix/Number: MGT 155
Course Name: Operations and Supply Chain Management
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course integrates the concepts, principles, problems and practices of operations management and supply chain management. Contents includes: supply chain and operations strategies, quality control, process choice and layout, managing capacity, forecasting, source decisions and purchasing, logistics, project management, just in time/lean production, global channel management, and managing inventory throughout the supply chain.
IV. Learning Objectives
Students will be able to complete the following:
- Understand operations and supply chain management concepts, principles, problems and practices.
- Understand how to link operations with supply chain for better efficiency
- Establish supply chain linkages
- Plan and control of domestic and global operations and supply chains
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
Defining operations and supply chain management
Strategies for global and domestic
Developing Products and Services
Process Choice and Layout Decisions in Manufacturing and Services
Sourcing Decisions and process
Sales and Operations Planning
Managing production across the supply chain
Managing Information Technologies across the supply chain
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Writing and presenting a project
IX. Instructional Materials
Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management, Cecil Bozarth, Robert Handfield, Prentice Hall, 2006.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
20% Chapter Projects
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.
Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.
For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.