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GF 551 — Global Supply Chain and Sourcing

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

This course explores the fundamentals and best practices of managing global supply chain and sourcing activities, and current and serious challenges for businesses. Discussion includes designing for circularity, procuring materials, digitizing production, data-driven demand planning, near shoring and global production portfolios, as well as the impact of trade policy on supply chains. Students will learn how a fashion business supply chain is essential to delivering to customers the product(s) and services they expect, and how and when they can expect it.