MGS - Management Science

MGS 632 Supply-chain Management

Course Description: The function of supply chain management is to design and manage the flow of materials and information starting from the raw materials through production and distribution until the finished goals or services reach the customer. Builds an understanding of the individual components of supply chains with emphasis on coordination across multiple functions and organizations. Develops the analytical and problem solving skills necessary to solve supply chain management and design problems. Develops the ability to design and formulate integrated supply chain strategy, so that all components are internally synchronized and tuned to fit corporate strategy, competitive realities and market needs. Topics include: quality and productivity issues, manufacturing and service operations planning, reengineering, strategic use of information technology, management of technology, purchasing decisions, inventory reduction, global operations strategy, mass customization, logistics, and optimization of the entire supply chain.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MBA 628 Minimum Grade of B

MGS 645 Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management

Course Description: Focuses on the design and management of quality for manufacturing, service and public sectors to achieve global competitiveness. Emphasizes new techniques for managing quality. Topics include statistical quality control, total quality management, concurrent engineering, Taguchi designs, bench marking, ISO 9000, quality function deployment, quality philosophies of Deming, Juran, Crosby, Taguchi, Ishikawa and others, environmental quality, reliability, availability and maintainability, Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award and Deming Prize.

0 - 3 credits

Prerequisites

BUS 502 Min Grade B

MGS 664 Enterprise Resource Planning

Prerequisite: IS 613 and advanced standing.

Course Description:Corporations are now recognizing the strategic role of the operation function in satisfying customer needs. A systemic approach that takes a cradle-to-grave approach of a product or process is now being taken by corporations in order to meet these needs. Such approach requires tracking the operation process from raw material acquisition to fabrication, assembly, customer delivery, and waste disposal. All these can only be achieved through integrated information systems. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) enables the corporation not only to track the product or process but also to coordinate and manage the activities that are involved in the operations process. It is an integrated process that shares common database for all the functional units of an organization. Through ERP, a comprehensive management of the financial, manufacturing, marketing and distribution, and human resources issues across the enterprise could be better coordinated for the efficient running of the organization. ERP therefore, helps the enterprise to become more competitive by improving the performance and quality of the entire supply chain. Today's managers therefore, must learn how to manage processes in an ERP environment. Enterprise resource planning is applicable to any sector of the economy. Manufacturing, service and public enterprises face the same common problems of how to coordinate or manage their operations function. Thus, this is a topic of great interest to every organization. ERP is about achieving a fully integrated information system through the supply chain or value chain. This enhances the quality of business decisions that are made. The demands on organizations are constantly changing. Integrated information is the key to competitiveness. It is no longer enough to provide high quality, low cost products or services to customers. Without integrated information system, the organization will be unable to respond rapidly to changes in the market place and will in fact, not optimize its services.

0 - 3 credits

Prerequisites

IS 613 Min Grade C

MGS 692Q Research Project

Course Description: Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, the student prepares a research document which includes the following: definition of a business problem, appropriate information and data, analysis and evaluation of the data, presentation of findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.

3 credits

MGS 692Q Research Project

Course Description: Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, the student prepares a research document which includes the following: definition of a business problem, appropriate information and data, analysis and evaluation of the data, presentation of findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.

3 credits