The mission of Logistics and Operations Management is to produce the appropriate goods or services in the right quality and quantity, and to distribute them to the right place at the right time, thereby making the greatest contribution to the organization. In a business environment, Logistics and Operations Management encompasses the design, implementation and management of systems for efficient deployment of personnel, physical facilities, raw materials, in-process inventories, finished goods and related information or services. Logistics and Operations Management covers the whole supply chain, from the acquisition of raw materials, through production, to the point of consumption. Logistics and Operations Management analysts must be proficient in the use of quantitative models and computers, and communicate effectively.
The Logistics and Operations Management Area at University of Missouri - Saint Louis covers a wide range of topics including logistics, production and service operations management, business analytics, management science, operations research, supply chain management, lean production, quality, forecasting, and statistics.