The Supply Chains and Operations Management concentration is intended to prepare students for a managerial and leadership career with the skills necessary to formulate strategies and effectively manage operations environments in manufacturing and service industries.
In addition to classical operations management concepts, the curriculum has been designed to cover new developments in supply chain management (SCM), including manufacturing resource planning (MRP II), optimized production technology, and just-in-time (JIT) systems. Developments in automation and the design and management of cellular systems and flexible automation are also covered. The option also deals with human resources aspects, cost accounting elements, information systems, and qualitative and quantitative tool and techniques, all of which are critical to the success of operations environments.
The career opportunities include managerial positions in all levels, in both line and staff functions in service as well as manufacturing industries. The areas of opportunity include besides general management positions, planning and control, materials management, quality assurance, industrial engineering, systems analysis, maintenance, marketing operations, internal audit, etc., as well as careers in management consulting.
The UB School of Managment is now a member of the SAP University Alliances Program and will incorporate training in SAP software, including ERP systems, in MBA and MS coursework.
+Choose two of the following electives:
MGO 617 Service Operations and Extreme Events
MGO 636 Supply Chains: Design, Modeling & Optimization
MGO 637 Purchasing and Global Supply Management
MGO 638 Logistics and Global Distribution Management
IE 504 Facilities Design
IE 506 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
If the student does not have at least one year of qualifying work experience, an internship must be completed in a manufacturing organization or in an operations management function in a service firm. Students have served as interns in a wide variety of corporate settings including:
APICS is an international organization with more than 70,000 members and is devoted to education and improvements in practice in the area of manufacturing and operations management. This field has undergone major changes lately with the advent of global competition, new manufacturing philosophies, and new technologies. APICS provides students with: access to the world of practitioners, plant tours, seminars, guest lectures, and a placement service aimed at bringing companies and students together. APICS also conducts education programs geared towards the CPIM and CIRM examinations