MIM 544: Intergrated Supply Chain & Logistics Management Reflection

The final course in the Supply and Logistics Specialization integrates all of the concepts contained within the previous three classes.  Global Supply and Logistics planning and strategy development is the primary focus.  This is a case study based course where each week students are expected to analyze and prepare supply and logistics cases in an international setting.  Emphasis is on developing analytical and problem-solving skills and generating the quantitative and qualitative information necessary to make superior managerial decisions. There were total of 14 cases that would be divide into group case analysis and individual analysis. This final course is taught by both Dr. Cliff Allen and Dr. Lee Buddress. This class represents the final opportunity for students to demonstrate the supply chain and logistics skills that have acquired from the previous courses in the summer. The objective of this course is to examine and evaluate real business problems by emphasizing on sorting symptoms from underlying causes and on proposing solutions that are workable in the specific case setting and time period. The students will be using the skills and framework/models they have acquired from the previous course in applying for find a solution for particular case setting and its market. This course helps improve critical thinking skills and case analytical. We need to consider every aspect of business in such marketing and finance as well in trying to find the best solution for it.

 

Thunyarak “Goy” Katikavongkhachorn

Thunyarak Katikavongkhachorn or Goy is a full-time student in Master of International Management Program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Portland State University. She was interested in studying MIM program because she would like to broaden her career in supply chain and logistics at the global level that focusing on Pacific Asia while studying Chinese as a third language. She currently specialize in supply chain and finance in the MIM program.
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