Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies

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MAN300ZA(経営学 / Management 300)
Supply Chain Management


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Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2022
Class code A6352
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Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 木5/Thu.5
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Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
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Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
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Global Open Program
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Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
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Outline and objectives

Global supply chains interact with all facets of business and society. In this interdisciplinary course, students will gain a multi-faceted perspective on the global dimensions of today’s business operations. Students will explore the interrelationships between global supply chains, logistics operations, society, and the environment. The study of business operations will be set in the context of social science theories and popular perspectives on the history, geography, structure and ethics of trade. Students will examine the impacts of current trade systems on both production and consumption regions and the human and environmental consequences of trade patterns.


1. For students to gain a multi-faceted perspective on the global dimensions of today’s business operations through understanding how modern, global supply chains and logistics networks operate.
2. For students to understand the multi-disciplinary facets of how a global supply chain can be viewed, analyzed, and operated.
3. For students to explain multiple key social science theories and popular perspectives on the history, geography, structure and ethics of trade, and apply them to the analysis of supply chains.

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?

Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

The course will be lecture, case, and discussion based. The assignments are designed to help students build skills that cover scientific, information, and communication literacy. Effort will be made to make the class both challenging and exciting.

We will use a combination of text and cases to explore and apply the topics. It is vitally important that you come to class prepared and ready to discuss the topics. If you read and prepare the materials you will learn more during the discussions and will be successful at the assignments.

Regarding the presentation and case studies, it will be explained in the first class with all guidelines, expectations and standards. The strengths and weaknesses of each presentation and reports will be discussed individually.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

あり / Yes


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face


1[オンライン/online]:Introductory Session
Operations and Productivity

Course description, objectives and expectations.
Operations strategy in a global environment

2[対面/face to face]:Project Management

Demand forecasting in a supply chain

3[対面/face to face]:Design of Goods and Services

Concepts for product and service design that include a supply chain perspective

4[対面/face to face]:Managing Quality, Statistical Process Control

The use of statistical techniques to control a process or production method

5[対面/face to face]:Process Strategy and Sustainability

The development and implementation of process strategy the development

6[対面/face to face]:Capacity and Constraint Management,
Location Strategies

Incorporating capacity issues into management

7[対面/face to face]:Midterm Exam
Layout Strategies

Midterm Exam
How to develop an economic layout

8[対面/face to face]:Human Resources, Job Design, and Work Measurement

How human resources, job design, and work measurement affect the organizational effectiveness

9[対面/face to face]:Supply-Chain Management

Main components of supply chain management

10[対面/face to face]:Outsourcing as a Supply Chain Strategy
Inventory Management

Manage, improve and optimize the supply chain by hiring a third-party company

11[対面/face to face]:Aggregate Planning
Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and ERP

Understanding the difference between ERPs and MRPs in managing different levels of performance and capabilities

12[対面/face to face]:Short-Term Scheduling, JIT and Lean Operations

Different types of production system

13[対面/face to face]:Maintenance and Reliability

The importance of maintenance and reliability management in any well-functioning production

14[対面/face to face]:Course Review
Final Exam

Course review
Final exam

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

Students are expected to complete regular reading assignments. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.


Jay Heizer, Barry Render, 2011, Operations Management, 10e
Principles of Operations Management, 8e
Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Prentice Hall
ISBN-13: 9780135107263


Chopra, Sunil and Peter Meindl, Supply Chain Management, Sixth Edition, Person Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2015.
Johnsen, Thomas, Mickey Howard, and Joe Miemczyk, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: A Sustainability Perspective, Routledge, 2014.

Grading criteria

Quiz: 20%
Presentation: 20%
Midterm Exam: 20%
Final Exam: 40%

Changes following student comments

Student requests and comments will be taken into consideration.