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Supply Chain, Information & Analytics Course Descriptions


Advanced Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems (MGMT 46200)

An intensive individual computer lab supplements lectures examining the role of computerized information and control systems in manufacturing. An elaborate series of case studies, enlivened by advanced computer simulations, bring together production planning, master scheduling, materials planning, short-range capacity planning, production floor execution, and quality control. Students plan and execute the production and purchasing of all parts, aided by an integrated MRP/capacity planning/shop-floor control system built into the computer simulation.

Business Data Mining (MGMT 49000)

This course provides an introduction to an array of state-of-the-art business data mining methodologies that include statistical methods, machine learning, neural networks, database techniques, and visualization including industry-standard software applications such as MINITAB and SAS Enterprise Miner. Further, the course will equip the students with Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) to become analytically competitive and successful in the business worlds.

Computer Communication Systems (MGMT 54700)

Explores the convergence of telecommunications and computer technology, framed in terms of their strategic impact in the business environment. Components of computer communication systems are surveyed. Major design and analysis issues in the development, implementation, and management of computer communication systems are examined. Relevant emerging trends are highlighted. The course is devoted to technical issues, applications, and case studies covering telecommunication systems used in business.

Database Management Systems (MGMT 54400)

Covers the theory and practice of database design and usage. Students will learn the importance of data modeling concepts and how to use these effectively and how to plan and design a database, including issues such as data security and control. 

Electronic Commerce and Information Strategies (MGMT 48800)

The Internet and related information technologies have revolutionized the ways of doing business. In this age of “everything digital” – Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Yelp, etc. – every business is trying to stay ahead by developing a better understanding of the driving forces and the related changes in business models. In doing so, businesses are keen to analyze, for example, the sheer amount of data (“traces”) collected from different touch points – Google Glass, Apple Watch, smart phones, or simple computing devices – and make critical business decisions.  Our goal in this class is to discuss the changes in business models that have been enabled by Internet technologies, and to get exposed to hands-on data analyses to quantify the impact these technologies and business models have on firms, economies, and people.           

Logistics (MGMT 49000)

Our emphasis this semester is on the operation of distribution and manufacturing information systems within supply chains. Specifically, the course will provide 2 virtual systems. Mock Factory is a simple manufacturing operation using Legos, and we will compare three different approaches to controlling its operation: base stock, MRP, and Kanban. Log Game is a computer simulation of a simple 3-level supply chain. A principal objective of these modules is to not only gain experience planning, but to execute and control a plan. Assignments will be based upon these make-believe processes and will be done in teams.      

Management Information Systems (MGMT 38200)

This case-oriented course is designed to familiarize students with existing and emerging technologies and their business applications. It also covers issues, problems, and opportunities that information systems (IS) executives and general managers face when managing IS resources in their organizations. Includes lectures, presentations, case analyses and discussions, and a World Wide Web project. Case discussions cover real situations and deal with the operational and strategic decisions that every IS manager has to make in managing and exploiting the available information technology.

Six Sigma and Quality Management (MGMT 40500)

The course is an undergraduate elective offered as part of the Center for Manufacturing Management Enterprises (CMME) quality initiatives. Provides an overview of various tools and methods for total quality management.

Supply Chain Analytics (MGMT 49000)

Supply Chain Analytics focuses on data‐driven and rigorous decision making in supply chain management. It is a complete problem solving and decision making process, and integrates a broad set of analytical methodologies that enable the creation of business value. Study important supply chain functions and solution techniques through a case‐driven, interactive, learning‐by‐doing approach. Gain analytical insights on major supply chain tradeoffs. The supply chain functions we will study encompass: Demand forecasting, Procurement, Inventory, Transportation, Pricing, Contract, Revenue Management, Reverse Supply Chain, and integration of multiple functions.

Systems Development (MGMT 54500)

Focuses on information systems development theories, practices, and tools for rapid adaptation and management of leading-edge as well as emerging computing paradigms.

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