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Supply Base Management Syllabus


Lecture # Subject Title
Lecture Faculty: Gary Ragatz, PhD
Week 1: Introduction to Supplier Base Management and Supplier Assessment
1 Course Introduction
2 Importance of the Supply Base
3 Supplier Evaluation/Assessment
4 Supplier Evaluation/Assessment – Assessing Supplier Financial Health 
Week 2 Supplier Assessment – Continued
5 Supplier Evaluation/Assessment – Bringing Multiple Criteria Together – Part 1
6 Supplier Evaluation/Assessment – Bringing Multiple Criteria Together – Part 2
7 Supplier Evaluation/Assessment – Current Suppliers  – Part 1 
8 Supplier Evaluation/Assessment – Current Suppliers  – Part 2
Week 3: Building the Supply Base
9 Supply Base Optimization – Part 1
10 Supply Base Optimization – Part 2
11 Supplier Development
12 Challenges of Managing a Global Supply Base 
Week 4: Managing Supply Risk
13 Supplier Relationships – Part 1
14 Supplier Relationships – Part 2
15 Collaborative Supplier Relationships  – Part 1
16 Collaborative Supplier Relationships – Part 2
17 Tools for Facilitating Collaborative Relationships – Part 1
18 Tools for Facilitating Collaborative Relationships – Part 2
Week 5: Cost/Price Management 
19 Principles of Cost/Price Management - Part 1
20 Principles of Cost/Price Management - Part 2
21 Principles of Cost/Price Management - Part 3
22 Cost/Price Management Tools – Should Cost Models – Part 1
23 Cost/Price Management Tools – Should Cost Models – Part 2
24 Cost/Price Management Tools – Should Cost Models – Part 3 
Week 6: Cost/Price Management – Continued
25 Cost/Price Management Tools – The Learning Curve Model - Part 1 
26 Cost/Price Management Tools – The Learning Curve Model - Part 2 
27 Cost/Price Management Tools – Price List Analysis 
28 Cost/Price Management Tools – Parametric Cost Models 
29 Cost/Price Management Tools – Value Analysis and Value Engineering
30 Cost/Price Management Tools – Target Costing 
Week 7: Supplier Involvement in NPD and Ethics in Supply Base Management
31 Supplier Involvement in New Product Development – Part 1 
32 Supplier Involvement in New Product Development – Part 2 
33 Supplier Integration Into New Product Development – Critical Success Factors
34 Ethics in Supply Base Management – Part 1 
35 Ethics in Supply Base Management – Part 2 
Week 8: Supply Risk and Recap
36 Managing Supply Risk - Part 1 
37 Managing Supply Risk - Part 2 
38 Managing Supply Risk – Tools & Techniques 
39 Managing Supply Risk - Corporate Social Responsibility - Part 1 
40 Managing Supply Risk - Corporate Social Responsibility - Part 2
41 Supply Base Management – Recap