ISQA 4170 DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS (3 credits)
Global Supply Chains are being disrupted by digital transformation driven by emerging technologies such as IoT (internet of things) and AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning). This course will take a closer look at global supply chains and logistics with an emphasis on the impact of digitalization. We will explore the typical global supply chain processes and how state-of-the-art and emerging technologies impact them. Thus, the class views global digital supply chains by integrating business and technological perspectives. The course will start with an overview of technologies relevant to digital supply chains. We will then discuss digitalization strategy and digital supply chains, fundamental GSCM (Global Supply Chain Management) processes and their potential for digitalization, and discussion of IT/software systems, ioT, AI/ML, Data Analytics/Visualization, and related facets that impact digital supply chains. The course will culminate with an integrated case study and/or research paper (graduate). (Cross-listed with ISQA 8176).
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. It is preferred that students have taken the introductory supply chain class from the College of Business, or have some experience in the transportation, logistics and supply chain management sector and are at least a Junior.