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Operations and Supply Chain Management

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Directing the core operations of an organization, operations and supply chain management entail the design, management and improvement of the critical processes for creating, distributing and improving products and services while ensuring the efficient use of resources. While core activities vary from business to business, key elements include production management, resource planning and control, sourcing and procurement, project planning and control, distribution and warehouse management, quality assurance and management.


Our state-of-the-art program combines course work in management and operations planning with hands-on experience through capstone consulting projects. You will take courses from various fields of study, in addition to the core set of six operations and supply management courses. Electives allow you to tailor your studies based on your interests, and you may choose concentrations in business process management, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, operations accounting, quality management and supply chain management.

You'll gain hands-on experience through a capstone operations consulting field project. As part of the project, you'll deal with operations and supply problems of a real manufacturing/service firm in the Dayton, Cincinnati or Columbus area.

Plenty of professional support is available, as the operations management program is supported by a strong and dedicated advisory council composed of executives from leading area organizations such as American Trim, Dayton Power & Light, Deloitte Consulting, Emerson Technologies, General Electric, Johnson Electric, Meijer, Premier Health, PriceWaterhouseCooper, Standard Register and USAF Sourcing. The advisory council provides guidance to the faculty in areas of curriculum, capstone project support, internship experiences and job placement upon graduation.

The School of Business Administration's undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Degree Program with Success: Operations and Supply chain Management

All businesses need to get their goods or services to customers. And people who major in operations and supply chain management help design and improve the way they do it.

The major, begun in 2002, has about 40 graduates per year.  Most go straight into the workforce, although some pursue a master’s degree in business administration. View Full Story >>

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