EEP 603/ PUBP 773/ SYST 693

Spring 2005

Supply Chain Integration & Management


Professor Thomas Gulledge

The School of Public Policy and the School of Information Technology & Engineering

Enterprise Engineering & Policy Laboratory


Abstract: This course focuses on supply chain planning and execution, with an emphasis on Advanced Planning and Scheduling, Supply Chain Event Management, and Product Lifecycle Management. The course is taught from a standard software perspective, examining modern commercial solutions of the supply chain management problem. Collaborative relationships along the supply chain are examined from the perspective of large and small organizations. This includes a wide range of perspectives, from Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), larger Original Equipment Manufacturers, and large public sector organizations. The focus of this class is all aspects of the integration and management problems. Solutions from SAP and Oracle will be used throughout the lectures.


Prerequisites: EEP 601/ PUBP 771/ SYST 691 - Introduction to EE&P


Time & Location: Monday, 1630-1910, Enterprise Hall, Room 77




P. Schönsleben, Integral Logistics Management: Planning and Control of Comprehensive Supply Chains, Second Edition. Boca Raton: St. Lucie Press, 2004. ISBN 1-57444-355-0


G. Knolmayer, P. Mertens, and A. Zeier, Supply Chain Management Based on SAP Systems. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2002. ISBN 3-540-66952-3


Technical Reports from SAP, Oracle, and others that I will supply


Online Resources:


Supply Chain Management Resource Center




The PAC Office is located in Suite 205-206 of the Finley Building, Fairfax Campus, and the office is open from 0830-1700 Monday through Friday



Lecture Plan


Lecture 1 -      Overview of Enterprise Integration (Review of Material from Prerequisite)


                    If you need a more thorough review of this material, read the following paper:


Gulledge, T.R., et al. Cross-Functional Process Integration and the Integrated Data Environment, Business Process Engineering: Advancing the State of the Art, D.J. Elzinga, T.R. Gulledge, and C.Y. Lee (Editors). Boston: Kluwer, 1999.


Lecture 2 - Business Process-Oriented Standard Software Solutions [Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems]


                    If you need a more thorough review of this material, read the following paper:


Gulledge, T.R. and R.A. Sommer, Public Sector Enterprise Resource Planning, Industrial Management and Data Systems, Vol. 103 # 7 (2003), 471-483.


Lecture 3 -      Enterprise Management (from a supply chain perspective)


                    Read the following article:


Turbide, D., What Happened to APS? Advanced Planning & Scheduling (October, 2000), 4-6.



Lecture 4 -      eHubs and Supply Chain Integration


                    Read the following article:


                    Gulledge, T.R., B2B eMarketplaces and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Computers in Industry, Vol. 49 (2002), 47-58.


Lecture 5 -      Operations & Logistics Management I


Lecture 6 –     Operations & Logistics Management II


Lecture 7 -      End-to-end Order Execution (Full Extended Enterprise Integration)


Lecture 8 –     Aligning the Supply Chain Council Operational Reference (SCOR) Model with End-to-End Order Execution


Lecture 9 –     Supply Chain Collaboration, Including Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment


Lecture 10 -    Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) I


Lecture 11 -    Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) II



Evaluation Procedures


                                    Examination                              40%

                                    Research Paper                        40%

                                    Take Home Assignments          20%


There may be assignments throughout the semester, but they do not contribute to the calculation of the final grade. These assignments are to help you prepare for the examination.


Paper -            Unique to this class we will produce a joint paper at the end of the semester that is publishable. We will select a particular problem from a relevant area of interest and develop the paper.  The paper is part survey and part analysis, since we will synthesize, understand, and evaluate the relevant literature[1]. Most journal articles don't exceed 30 pages; so if possible, we will try to remain within this constraint. You will be graded based on your contribution to the paper. 


Use the style of the journal, Management Science. That is, the abstract, references, section headings, captions for figures and tables, etc. should conform to the style of the above journal. Papers that are not in this style will automatically be reduced by one letter grade.  Please be sure to use double-spacing and 12 point Times New Roman font for the word processing of the body of the manuscript.  Use single space and a 10-point font for the abstract.  Single-space individual references, but double space between references. Please submit an original copy, and retain a copy for yourself.


Plagiarism -    All work must be your own. Inappropriate use of the work of others without attribution is plagiarism and a George Mason University Honor Code violation punishable by expulsion from the University. All students should familiarize themselves with this honor code provision ( To guard against plagiarism and to treat students equitably, written work may be checked against existing published materials or digital databases available through various plagiarism detection services. Accordingly materials submitted to all courses must be available in electronic format. Kingsley E. Haynes, Dean SPP/GMU



[1] Descriptive writing will not be accepted.  This is not an opinion paper!  The paper should follow the general rules for writing a scientific manuscript, and in general it should be outlined as follows:  introduction and problem statement, literature review, analysis, analytical results, conclusions, and references. This outline may vary slightly depending on the problem under study.