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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

ADDITION OF A SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MAJOR IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



Dean George Gau of the Red McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following addition of a supply chain management program in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on April 29, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on May 4, 2005, and submitted the changes to the secretary on May 6, 2005. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 1, 2005, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on November 10, 2005. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on November 18, 2005, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on December 2, 2005.

<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on November 21, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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ADDITION OF A SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MAJOR IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008


On page 57,after the subsection MARKETING, in the section PROGRAM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, under the DEGREES headingin the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

The supply chain management major is designed to prepare students to become leaders in supply chain management, a total systems approach taken by companies, suppliers, and partners to deliver manufactured products and services to the end customer. Information technology is used to integrate all elements of the supply chain from sourcing parts to coordination of retailers; this integration gives the enterprise a competitive advantage that is not available in traditional logistics systems. Entry-level positions in supply chain management include buyer, materials manager, risk management analyst, logistics planner, and staff consultant. Students are advised in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management.

The requirements of this program are

1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements on pages 49-50.

2. The following courses: Management 336 and Management 374.

3. The following courses: Management Science 335 (or Management 335), Management Science 367 (or Management 367), Management Science 368 (or Management 368).

4. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Management Science 337 Topic 1: Total Quality Management (or Management 337 Topic 14: Total Quality Management), 337 Topic 2: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization (or Management 337 Topic 17: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization), 337 Topic 3: Procurement and Supplier Management( or Management 337 Topic 18: Procurement and Supplier Management)), 337 Topic 4: Information Systems for Operations (or Management 337 Topic 19: Information Systems for Operations).

5. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.


RATIONALE:
In the past several years the number of corporations recruiting supply chain management students has increased nationwide. Numerous firms including Applied Materials, Cardinal Health, Catepillar, Chevron Texaco, Conoco Phillips, DaimlarChrysler, Dell, Eagle Global Logistics, Ford Motor, Freescale, Frito Lay, General Motors, Halliburton, Kimberly-Clarke, Phillip Morris and Texas Instruments recruit at UT for supply chain students and professional organizations such as APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) and ISM (Institute for Supply management) have established local chapters in Austin.

A supply chain management track in the Department of Management was approved by the college faculty and first appeared in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. However, the McCombs School wishes to establish supply chain as a separate major for three reasons.

1. Recruiters are seeking students with majors in supply chain. A Supply Chain Management major rather than a track will create focus and visibility, and avoid confusion for students and recruiters.

2. As of September 2005 the Management Science and Information Systems Department (MSIS) will be renamed the Information, Risk, and Operations Management Department (IROM). The operations management faculty, currently residing in the Department of Management, will join their management science colleagues in IROM forming a research and teaching area called Supply Chain Management (SCM). With the responsible faculty moving to IROM, it is logical to move the supply chain students to that department also.


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3. Management Information Systems (MIS) is currently the only major in the IROM department. MIS and SCM do not have a shared body of knowledge. Therefore removing the SCM track from the Management degree and making it a new major is more appropriate than making it a track under MIS.

As part of that transition some of the management courses will be moved to the Management Science course designation. As the content of the courses is not changing, either course could be used to fulfill the SCM degree requirements.