Students focus on the practices of distribution, operations and procurement with an integrated analysis of how to solve supply chain challenges. From this track, they gain valuable supply chain management strategies and practices that will impact their everyday business for the rest of their supply chain management careers.
A total of 31 credits are required.
Students in the M.S. in Supply Chain Management program will learn:
Methods for supply market analysis to support sourcing strategy development, contract negotiations and cost management initiatives. Analysis of supply market conditions.
Integrated view of procurement, operations and logistics management. Management of the flow of products from raw material sourcing and acquisition through delivery to the final user.
Quantitative and statistical methods for decision making. Hypothesis testing, regression and correlation analysis, forecasting, linear programming, decision analysis and project management.
Management of the firm’s value creation process from product development through order receipt and delivery to consumer. Alternative approaches to developing customer value and the role of the demand and supply chain in providing it.
Total quality management principles, practices and techniques. Implementation of quality improvement programs. Relationship to manufacturing and competitive strategies.
Planning and control functions required to match supply and demand in a manufacturing firm. Tools and methods for planning production; the role of information systems in planning and control.
Microanalysis of logistics and transportation services: customer service and order fulfillment, distribution operations, purchasing or operation of transportation services, 3PL providers and network design.
Explore the analysis and solution of SCM cases and simulations. Build teamwork, communication and job skills. Manage situations involving purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and transportation as an integrated supply chain.
Requirements for global operations and strategy development. Similarities and differences of international and domestic operations.
Practical application of course material to a problem or situation in the student’s organization.
This course will examine various aspects of analysis and decision-making for innovation, product planning concepts, and tools and techniques for effective new product development processes in both manufacturing and service industries.
Fundamentals of strategic sourcing and supply chain management. Integration and coordination of product innovation, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and logistics for global competitiveness.
Development of effective interpersonal communication skills. Oral communication in business settings. Use of appropriate technology for management presentations.
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