Supply Chain Management – Helps You Deliver to a Higher Standard
Supply Chain Management offers students an opportunity to choose a new, attractive career path in a fast growing professional field. Students are empowered to develop critical competencies required to manage diverse elements of a supply chain, including materials, product, processes, and information, on a regional or global scale. Supply chain management courses require students to view systems from an integrated perspective and, in so doing, help them to improve their analytic, problem solving and decision making abilities.
Degree Seeking Opportunities
Undergraduate students may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management.
Graduate students may opt for a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Supply Chain Management.
MGMT340 Production and Operations Management (3)
Offered in both lecture and televised formats. Introduces operations management, including examples from both manufacturing and services. Topics covered include product and service design, process design, forecasting, inventory management, scheduling, and logistics, with particular emphasis given to quality management and process improvement. Prerequisites: STAT 361 and MGMT 301.
MGMT432 Quality Management (3)
Covers a mixture of technical and behavioral topics to prepare future managers to evaluate and improve the quality of business processes. Technical topics include statistical process control, process capability, Taguchi methods, ISO standards, and a variety of process improvement tools. Behavioral topics include employee empowerment, team-building, labor relations, and change management. Prerequisites: MGMT 301 and STAT 361.
MGMT442 Supply Chain Management (3)
Considers the entire supply chain, covering both materials management (inbound) and physical distribution (outbound). Discusses the relationship management needed to build an effective supply chain. Emphasizes the strategic potential of logistics to attract and hold on to customers. Covers the five major costs of logistics (inventory, storage, packaging, transportation, and information) and the trade-offs involved in managing these costs. Prerequisite: MGMT340.
MGMT443 Production and Inventory Control Systems (3)
Considers the concepts and methods for planning, scheduling, and controlling manufacturing operations. Includes machine loading, applications for short-run production, and continuous production. Studies tooling, equipment, and production of manufactured and processed products. Presents applications of the management science method, including forecasting demand, scheduling production, controlling inventories, linear programming, waiting line, simulation, and statistical techniques for controlling production. Prerequisite: MGMT 340.
MGMT444 Service Operations Management (3)
Covers the principles of operations management as applied in a service setting. Topics covered include service process design, capacity management, employee scheduling, customer service, productivity and quality improvement, and operations strategy. Various management science methods, including linear programming and queuing models will be applied to the service environment. Prerequisite: MGMT 340.
MGMT445 Seminar in Production and Operations Management (3)
Focuses attention on the application of quantitative analysis, systems analysis, and other dynamic techniques to current operations problems. Readings, problems, classroom discussions, and group participation are required of all students. Individualized projects are possible that will be presented and evaluated in group sessions. Open to seniors only. Prerequisite: MGMT 340.
MGMT 840: Operations Management: Strategies and Techniques (3)
Covers the major topics of operations management, including product/service design, process design, quality management, inventory management, scheduling, purchasing and logistics, with significant emphasis given to the logic and techniques of quality management and process improvement. Focuses on the strategic impact of operations and the relationship among operations and the other functional areas of the firm. Prerequisites: MGMT 601 and MGMT 610.
MGMT 842 Global Supply Chain Management (3)
Studies global supply chain from a managerial perspective. Covers supply chain design, planning and operation. Emphasizes the strategic role of supply chains within a firm and between firms, and demonstrates how supply chains can be designed to create competitive advantage. Topics Covered include forecasting, materials management, sourcing and procurement, distribution and logistics, transportation, information flows, and supply chain optimization. Prerequisite: MGMT 840.
MGMT 843 Logistics, Transportation, and Warehouse Management (3)
Focuses on concepts and principles of logistics management, including theories and practices of modern logistics, transportation management, warehouse and facility location management, inventory management, and performance measurement. Prerequisite: MGMT 842.
MGMT 835 Project Management (3)
Studies the principles of efficient project planning and control – needs analysis, work breakdown, scheduling, resource allocation, risk management, and performance tracking and evaluation – within the timeframe and cost projections stated in the overview section. Prerequisites: MGMT 610 and MIS 800.
MGMT 844 Decision Models in Supply Chain Management (3)
Examines theory, models, and methodologies in supply chain management and logistics. Optimization, decision theory, simulation, and network models will be covered. Topics include models in inventory, warehousing, capacity, location, transportation, planning, performance measurement, and risk. Prerequisite: MGMT 840.
MGMT 846 Strategic Procurement and Materials Management (3)
Presents the basic principles, policies, and procedures governing the procurement of raw materials, components, finished products, and capital equipment. Focuses on the interrelationship of purchasing with the other functional areas (marketing, finance, logistics, operations management, etc.) of business. Students are exposed to the tools and techniques for the management of strategic sourcing, materials management and quality management. Prerequisite: MGMT 842.
Note: Not all classes will be offered every semester.