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Introduces supply chain management as a key business process for successful enterprises, and the enablement provided by information systems and technology in its evolution. The requirements for advanced, demand driven supply chains that provide rapid order commitment and responsive replenishment will need process alignment and contemporary information technology such as automatic data collection, advanced planning systems and linked communications, in addition to automation technology such as robotics. This course will use case studies, real-world examples and projects to teach the applications of the advanced information systems and technology that are required to enable the supply chain management process of successful companies.