VCM 568: A Systems-Based Approach to the Operation of Livestock-Based Food Production Systems I

3 credit hours | Available Spring 2021 (First 8 weeks)

In this course you will explore how structured, systems-based thinking – Thinking Process techniques - can be applied to the management of the supply chain for livestock-based food systems. The theories that Goldratt has developed and how they might be applied to supply chain management are explored in this course. You will, by the end of the course, be able to apply the TOC to a livestock-based supply chain to improve economic performance of the entire supply chain.

This 8-week course will be offered January 25 to March 19, 2021.

Preview the syllabus here.

What You'll Learn

  1. Recognize the principles of theory of constraints and how they apply to supply chain management.
  2. Identify and describe how modern livestock-based food systems are designed, why they are designed that way, and how those designs impact their ability to meet customer needs for safe and affordable food.
  3. Apply the principles of theory of constraints to designing a supply chain management system for a livestock-based food system.



Class Instructor
DVM, MS, DABVP (Food Animal)
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