This course offers a strategic approach to competitive global supply chains and networks. It covers supply chain management and strategic sourcing/supply. Chains are analyzed using five sub-architectures: physical, financial, information, relational, and innovational for their fit with the firm competitive business models. Tools will be presented for successful diagnoses, implementation and management. Viewpoints are used to help the student identify the changes in markets and competition and what they mean for leading design and application of supply chain alternatives. How can and do companies and not-for-profits take leadership roles to compete and serve globally? What are the most appropriate network designs, systems, and processes for specific firms and organizations? This course is not offered every trimester.