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 Min Grade B

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