Lean Manufacturing Concentrations

Lean Manufacturing Concentrations

Supply Chain and Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration

Designing Value in the Supply Chain
Students gain an understanding of the decision-making tools necessary to design value in the global supply chain from concept to customer. Quantitative methods are employed to aid the decision-making process of demand forecasting and enterprise planning for the purpose of increased profit and value to stakeholders. Basic concepts in strategy, forecasting, demand planning, inventory control and value stream mapping are taught and utilized to enable the decision-making process to be based on quantitative metrics.

Enterprise Resource Planning
This course provides an understanding of the integrated approach to enterprise planning and its evolution from MRP I and MRP II. It describes the core structure of ERP systems and highlights the characteristics of emerging ERP based organizations. Various ERP tools and techniques are described and compared. The fundamental success factors in moving from traditional business functions to an integrated process-based ERP environment are introduced.

Supply Chain Operations
This course provides students with a conceptual framework for understanding Supply Chain Management (SCM). The course covers concepts, trends and technologies that enable global SCM. Students  learn how customer needs, competitive advantage, operational measures and financial performance support successful implementation of SCM. They  also learn how operational activities, including information systems, procurement, demand planning and forecasting, inventory management, and logistics, support organizational goals. Students  use software and case studies to illustrate concepts.

Operations Management Concentration

Lean Six Sigma
This course examines techniques to maximize production efficiency and  maintain control over each step in the process. The structured problem-solving methodology DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) provides the framework for the course.

Technology Management
This course is an overview of Management of Technology and Innovation (MTI) and its impact on contemporary management practices. The focus of the course is on the application of skills and knowledge required of managers and technology professionals responsible for technology implementation in a product development environment. The course analyzes the critical aspects of the management of technology and innovation at the product line, business unit and corporate levels. Case studies and simulations are used to bring to life the critical challenges confronting technology managers.

Project and Change Management
This course focuses on managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting and closing a project. Topics include project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control and risk management, managing the changes in organizations resulting from introducing or revising information systems, identifying project champions, working with user teams, training, documentation, as well as the change management role of the IS specialist.