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Supply Chain & Analytics

*** Special Notes for Spring 2018 ***

 SCMA 3321-E01 Procurement

Tu 6:55 – 9:35
This course covers procurement processes, purchasing and supplier management, with emphasis on managing a supplier base for both products and services. Topics include the strategic role of procurement in supply chains, sourcing options, identification and evaluation of requirements, the role of product design, make-versus-buy decisions, and supplier selection and evaluation.  The instructor is Larry Collins, Purchasing Director - Direct Procurement at Monsanto. He has vast experience with Monsanto in Procurement and Purchasing and is a member of the senior leadership team that is redesigning  Monsanto’s procurement organization.

SCMA 4398-E02 Advanced Topics in Supply Chain and Analytics - Supply Chain Leadership and Strategy           

W 6:55 – 9:35  
This course covers transforming an organization from traditional thinking (tactical and task oriented) to a strategic value driven focus with lean thinking and leadership. From a supply chain perspective, this model “builds” the individual into a Lean leader, something critical in order to navigate through the waters of organizational growth and change.   The instructor is John Earls, who has extensive supply chain experience in a variety of organizations, and is an adjunct professor in supply chain and analytics for supply chain, project management and operations management courses.

SCMA 3320-002 Advanced Supply Chain and Operations Management 

TR 2:00 – 4:00
This is an 8-week offering (3/6/2018 – 5/12/2018) of 3320 that meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and will be taught by Dr. James Campbell.


The Supply Chain & Analytics department (formerly Logistics and Operations Management) encompasses supply chain management, business analytics, logistics, production and service operations management, operations research, management science, lean production, project management, and statistics. 

Supply chain management covers the whole supply chain, from procurement and sourcing through production or service delivery, to distribution to the end consumer. This includes the planning, design, implementation and management of systems for efficient deployment of personnel, facilities, vehicles, raw materials, in-process inventories, finished goods and related information or services. Business analytics includes techniques, skills, statistical methods, and modeling to develop better understanding and new insights for data-driven decision making. Supply Chain & Analytics graduates must understand the fundamental role of supply chains, be proficient in the use of technology and analytical methods, and be able to communicate effectively.

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The Supply Chain & Analytics faculty and students are involved in a wide range of theoretical and applied research activities, often in collaboration with academic colleagues and industry partners. The department is supported by a very active and engaged Advisory Board. Faculty and students also play key roles in the College's Center for Transportation Studies and the Center for Business and Industrial Studies.

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