Introduces the components of global supply chain management (GSCM) and its role in modern product and service based organizations using industry accepted models such as SCOR from the Supply Chain Council. Covers the determination of GSCM goals and objectives, strategy, macro process design, and level of competence required to accomplish the organization's business strategy. Studies the determination and alternatives in the design of the technology, personnel, and infra-structure resource networks to enable supply chain competence. Develops materials and capacity plans. Establishes effective control of process execution in sourcing, production and logistics through performance evaluation. Promotes performance improvement through programs and best practices such as demand driven operations. GSCM focus areas are covered so students can select the correct elective courses in this program. This class must be taken first in the concentration.