This course considers the management of an organization's chain of value adding activities, from procurement of resources and transformation into manufactured goods and service outputs, through distribution to customers. Topics include operations strategy, quality, product and service design, process selection and layout, capacity, production scheduling, inventory, location, supply chain management, procurement, transportation, and other related issues and models. Prerequisites: Business Foundations.
This course concentrates on the use of computer software to aid in the solution and interpretation of operations management and logistics models. Emphasis is placed on problem identification, problem setup, computer solution, and interpretations of solution results. A significant portion of the course deals with sensitivity analysis which involves using different scenarios of inputs to see how sensitive the model solution is to variation. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; QUAN SI3610; SCM 3050.
Examination of transportation principles, practices, and modes; governmental and infrastructure issues; role of intermediaries; and shipper, carrier, and intermodal strategies that facilitate efficient global commerce. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; SCM 3050.
This course incorporates readings, site visits, and case analysis to convey state-of-the-art and emerging operations management and logistics practices. Development of leading-edge strategies which promote a firm's ability to differentiate itself in terms of its operations and logistics performance is emphasized. Field trips required. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; SCM 3050.
A survey of quality management principles and practices whereby manufacturing and service organizations achieve customer satisfaction and competitive advantage. Emphasis is on internal/external customers, employee involvement, service quality, quality planning and design, process management and improvement, problem-solving tools, variation and statistical thinking, statistical process control, and quality management systems. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; QUAN SI3610; SCM 3050; or Instructor Permission.
This course emphasizes materials requirements planning and the logistics processes which support production. Topics include MRP, MRPII, JIT, and classical inventory models. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; QUAN SI3610, SCM 3050.
This course explores simulation modeling beginning with the basics of simulating a discrete distribution to construction of simulation models using spreadsheets to the use of complex production and logistical simulation models. Emphasis is placed on problem recognition, problem set-up, simulation model construction, and application and interpretation results. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; SCM 3050.
Strategic and procedural issues in the acquisition of materials, equipment, and services by industry. Emphasis is on the integration of the purchasing function into corporate strategy and the value-added contributions of a progressive supply function. Topics include procurement policies, supplier selection, B2B marketplaces, cost analysis and pricing, contract types, negotiation, and supplier management. Prerequisites: Business Foundations, SCM 3050, or instructor permission.
Directed research and study on an individual basis. May be repeated until a total of 4 hours credit is accumulated. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; Senior Standing; Written Instructor Approval.
A structured professional-level field experience. The student will be counseled and supervised as he/she applies and integrates the knowledge and skills obtained through operations management and logistics courses. Prerequisites: Business Foundations; Senior Standing; Instructor approval.
Weber State University 2008-2009 Catalog