Purchasing and Logistics Management (PLM)

PLM 405 Urban Transportation. (3) N
Economic, social, political, and business aspects of passenger transportation. Public policy and government aid to urban transportation development. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or instructor approval.

PLM 432 Materials Management. (3) F, S
Study of managing the productive flow of materials in organizations, including MRPII, JIT, quality, facility planning, and job design. Prerequisites: OPM 301; professional program business student.

PLM 440 Productivity and Quality Management. (3) F, S
Productivity concepts at the national, organizational, and individual levels. Quality management and its relationship to productivity in all organizations. Prerequisite: professional program business student.

PLM 455 Purchasing Research and Negotiation. (3) F, S
Current philosophy, methods, and techniques used to conduct both strategic and operations purchasing research and negotiation. Includes negotiation simulations. Prerequisites: OPM 301; PLM 355 (grade of "C" or higher), 432; professional program business student.

PLM 460 Carrier Management. (3) N
Analysis of carrier economics, regulation, management, and rate-making practice; evaluation of public policy issues related to carrier transportation. Prerequisite: upper-division standing or instructor approval.

PLM 463 International Transportation and Logistics. (3) A
Logistics activities in international business with special emphasis on transportation, global sourcing, customs issues, and facility location in international environment. Prerequisite: PLM 345 or instructor approval.

PLM 479 Purchasing and Logistics Strategy. (3) F, S
Synthesis of purchasing, production, transportation to provide a systems perspective of materials management. Development of strategies. Prerequisites: PLM 345, 355 (grade of "C" or higher), 432; professional program business student.

PLM 532 Supply Chain Design and Development Strategies. (3) F
A strategic orientation toward the design and development of the supply chain for purchasing, materials, and logistics systems.

PLM 541 Supply Chain Management and Control. (3) S
Management and control of purchasing and logistics management systems. Total Quality Management to assess and assure customer satisfaction. Global strategies.

PLM 545 Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Strategies. (3) S
Leading edge strategies such as reengineering high-performance teams and expert systems for continuous improvement of the supply chain. Seminar.

PLM 591 Seminar. (3) N
Topics such as the following are offered:
(a) Purchasing
(b) Logistics and Transportation

PLM 791 Doctoral Seminar. (3) A
Topics may be selected from the following:
(a) Logistics, Transportation, and Physical Distribution Management.
(b) Purchasing and Materials Management.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

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