Managerial Support Systems

Course Description

Students focus on major corporate applications of information technology, learning how business decisions are facilitated by these tools. Specific applications include the effective and efficient management of projects, inventory and transportation. The course concludes with the evolution of logistics into the broader scope of supply chain management, focusing on how enterprise-wide information systems enable this cross-functional, inter-firm collaboration that leads to new competitive advantages.

Learning Outcomes

  • Create and interpret tables and graphs from data sets to derive business solutions.
  • Appraise the value of enterprise resource planning for the business.
  • Apply basic inventory tools for the management of continuous review systems.
  • Analyze a transportation network to recommend mode choice and carrier selection.
  • Assess the fundamentals of supply chain management.

Requirements

Software required is Microsoft Excel (or compatible) or Microsoft Access (or compatible). Instructions are provided in Week 1 Blackboard on how to access no-cost versions for students.

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Asya W.
Class of 2009