Operations are the heart of every organization. Lead activities that transform resources into value for customers worldwide. Be close to the action.
Differentiate yourself and help organizations gain a strategic advantage over their competitors. Prepare for a career in production, sales or operations planning, procurement, inventory or quality management, Lean Six Sigma, systems analysis or consulting. With this concentration, your skills will be in demand in every industry.
UB Supply Chains and Operations Club
Hone your professional skills, attend national conferences and strut your stuff in case competitions.
UB Quality Club
Learn from and engage with experts in quality management and compete for scholarships in our student chapter of the American Society of Quality (ASQ).
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
Connect with the Buffalo chapter of the national APICS organization for support, networking, workshops, symposia and the annual conference.
The Operations Management concentration requires five total courses (15 credits), MGO 631 and MGO 633. In addition select one of the following: MGO 632, MGO 634 or MGO 639. Also, two electives from the courses listed under the electives tab.
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This course focuses on production and inventory management problems in the entire supply chain, and the application of quantitative models and information systems and technologies for these problems. An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system platform is assumed and the course also covers the implementation aspects of ERP systems. The topics covered include supply chain strategy and coordination mechanisms, forecasting systems, aggregate planning, advanced planning systems (APS), master production scheduling, materials requirements planning (MRP) systems, inventory management for suppliers, manufacturers and distributors, cellular manufacturing, just-in-time (JIT) systems, lean manufacturing, optimized production technology (OPT), and flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) technologies. The completion of this course will enable students to take the certification examinations (CPIM/CFPIM) for American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
Semesters offered: Fall 2019
This course deals with design, control, and operation of supply chains for competing effectively in the context of global operations management. Both manufacturing and service (such as health care) industry supply chains are covered. The topics covered include: state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative techniques for optimum configuration of in-bound and outbound logistics, principles of postponement in design, processes and logistics, mass customization, global location factors for offices, plants and distribution centers, collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) systems, countering bullwhip effects in supply chains, vendor managed inventory (VMI), strategic alliances and partnering, global purchasing and buyer-supplier relationships, and the complexities of the material, information, and cash flows across international borders. This course supplements MGS 616, which covers e-commerce integration aspects of supply chains.
Semesters offered: Spring 2020
Pre-Requisite: MGO 620.
AND one of the following:
The most significant factor in determining the long-run success or failure of any organization is quality. This course examines quality from that strategic perspective, examining how models such as product design, customer focus, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), and the ISO 9000 family of standards are used to improve business results. The course is dual listed with MGO 432.
A project is a unique endeavor to create something of value. Modern project management does not belong exclusively to any particular industry, as it is useful to large corporations, government agencies, and individuals alike. This course covers the defining, organizing, and managing of complex, multidisciplinary projects, focusing on concepts and skills increasingly critical to 21st century work.
Semesters offered: Fall 2019
Fall 2019 (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
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MGO 639 - Sustainable Operations