The program will focus on the the transformation of materials and other inputs into products and services as well as the models of logistics in the global environment. The purpose of the course is to allow ASU students to observe first-hand business practices in Indian organizations that deal with global supply chain and logistics, evaluate their social context and its impact on operations and supply chain practices. Students will also examine the role analytics plays in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of global supply chain and logistics. Objectives include the production of high-quality products and services to satisfy requirements in a global competitive market.
There will be several pre-trip class meetings in Spring 2021 covering models and methodologies pertaining global supply chain logistics and analytics. ASU students will also be connected to graduate students from Kristu Jayanti College in Bangalore, India to work on collaborative case studies in the course content area. During the trip students will visit companies and Tech Park in Bangalore to understand and analyze global supply chain practices. Students will make presentation of their project to the companies located in Bangalore and business faculty of Kristu Jayanti College. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to experience local culture as well as visit to Mysore and Kabini National Forest Resort.
SCM 4530 — Global Supply Chain and Logistics - India — 3 credit hours, Pre-reqs: 84 Earned hours and a minimun of a "C" in a Writing Across the Discipline" Course. Juniors may participate with permission of the instructor.
MBA 5020 — India: Global Supply Chain and Logistics
Credits (3 credit hours)
SCM 4530 - This course counts as a Supply Chain elective, and Advanced Entrepreneurship Experiential Elective, an IB elective (major, approved, required or other), HOS elective, COB elective or upper level elective and fulfills the Global Issues requirement.
MBA 5020 - This 3 semester hour course fulfills the international requirement for the MBA program and is an elective for the international business concentration.
TBD - final cost will be posted upon official program approval.
Note: This program is awaiting official approval. Dates and itinerary subject to change. Please contact the program leader if you are interested in learning more about this program.
Billable Program Cost: TBD until official approval
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, most meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.
Estimated Additional Student Cost: TBD until official approval
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: health/wellness ($150), personal expenses ($225), visa ($100), passport ($150), and some meals ($75).
Dr. Lakshmi Iyer
Prof/Dir of MS in Applied Data Analytics
Lakshmi Iyer is Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Applied Data Analytics Graduate Programs at the Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University. Her research interests are in the area of emerging technologies & its impact on organizations and users, and social inclusion in computing. Dr. Iyer has been involved in community engaged outreach and scholarship that furthers the role of women in IT (wiit.uncg.edu). She is the founder and Director of the “IT is for Girls” at UNCG, an outreach program for middle and high-school girls that aims to increase their awareness about education and career paths in computing.
Dr. Dinesh Davè
Chair, Computer and Information Systems & Supply Chain Management
Dr. Dinesh S. Davè is the Department Chair & Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems & Supply Chain Management in the John A. Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. He served as the Director of Supply Chain, the Director of Center for Business Research, and held the Beroth Oil Four Brothers Professorship. His teaching and research activities have been in the areas of Supply Chain/Operations Management, Quantitative Methods & Techniques, Analytical Models, Business Statistics, Lean Six-Sigma Quality Management, and Information Technology.