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2003-04 University Catalog George Mason University

Enterprise Engineering and Policy (EEP)

School of Public Policy

601 Introduction to Enterprise Engineering: Engineering and Policy (3:3:0). This course provides an overview of extended enterprise integration using modern standard software solutions and tools. The focus is on the integration and management aspects of extended enterprise solutions. Topics include enterprise resource planning and e-business extensions. Students must demonstrate complete proficiency in a modern implementation methodology and supporting tools.

602 Decision Support for Enterprise Integration (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EEP 601. Lectures focus on the use of "business intelligence" to enhance competitive advantage, developing an information-driven set of controls to improve profitability, and the creation of a balanced business with aligned corporate direction and strategic intent. Solutions provided within enterprise resource planning systems are examined.

603 Supply Chain Integration and Management (Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce) (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EEP 601. Lectures focus on two issues: supply chain integration from an information technology perspective and supply chain management from a decision support perspective. The motivation for the course is the merging of enterprise computing with operations research, primarily through customer/supply chain management systems. Topics include enterprise resource planning/web integration, advanced planning and scheduling, and CPFR.

604 E-Commerce Architectures (Business-to-Consumer Electronic Commerce) (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EEP 601. Introduction to the network and system architectures that support high volume business-to-consumer web sites and portals. Course provides insight into the structure of the modern web-enabled storefront. Critical business and technology issues include storage area networks, server clustering, load balancing techniques at the server and network level, fault tolerance, and recovery of database and application servers.

605 Economics of Electronic Commerce (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EEP 601. Lectures focus on gaining competitive advantage through electronic commerce implementation; the identification and growing of new market opportunities, as well as the electronic enabling of existing business relationships; business-to-consumer relationships and the economics of strategic procurement; enterprise resource planning hosting; customer relationship management; catalog hosting; portal operations; and supplier management.

606 Customer Relationship Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EEP 601. Lectures focus on the "front office" and its integration with the "back office." The modern world of e-commerce extends intra-enterprise integration, as implemented in enterprise resource planning systems, to include external constituents, such as customers, partners, and suppliers. The course is focused on modern system support for the demand chain and the value creation process that results from integrating the "front office" systems with the "back office" systems.

607 Critical Information Technology Infrastructures (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EEP 604. Lectures focus on the design and implementation of high-speed network and application services in support of modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Critical technologies include high-speed data communication, switched vs. routed data flow, workflow engines, business rule and web application servers, and load balancing technologies. A large-scale web enabled ERP system architecture will be examined in detail.

608 Optimization of Supply Chains (3:3:0). Prerequisites: MATH 203, MATH 213, and graduate standing. Course focuses on both supply chain optimization from an enterprise-wide perspective and supply chain optimization from a business-to-business e-commerce perspective. Thus it is concerned with optimizing the value of goods and services and assuring a reasonable return on such sales. The course describes both heuristic and exact algorithms for scheduling, production, inventory management, logistics, and distribution. New software that enables such optimization is presented, and manufacturing and service examples from the public and private sectors are outlined. New techniques to handle risk, quality of data, and robustness of solutions are presented. Students perform case studies using state-of-the-art software.

610 Project in Enterprise Engineering and Policy (3:3:0). Focused on completing a capstone project in Enterprise Engineering and Policy. Designed as a two-semester project, with the student being closely guided by a faculty advisor. The topic is selected by mutual agreement between the students and the faculty advisor.