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Department of Management Chairperson: Cheryl L. Maranto, Ph.D.
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Operations and Supply Chain Management Major

Specific Operations and Supply Chain Management Requirements:

OSCM 4010Manufacturing Management3
OSCM 4130Supply Chain Strategy and Practice3
Three electives from:9
Service Management
Quality and Process Management
Global Logistics Management
Quantitative Modeling in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Applied Procurement
Topics in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Seminar in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Operations and Supply Chain Management Internship - Grading Period
International Management
Data Base Management Systems
Four Business electives12
Total Credit Hours27

Courses

OSCM 3001. Operations and Supply Chain Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Examination of the operations and supply chain function in manufacturing and service firms from a managerial perspective. Core concepts and issues include planning, designing and managing operations, and the flow of materials and information from suppliers to customers. Prereq: MANA 2028 and BUAD 1060.

OSCM 3986. Internship Work Period. 0 cr. hrs.

SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Jr. stndg., cons. of prog. dir. and cons. of Business Career Center.

OSCM 3990. Operations and Supply Chain Management Internship for Minors - Work Period. 0 cr. hrs.

SNC/UNC grade assessment. Not available to students enrolled in the College of Business Administration Prereq: OSCM 3001 or concurrent enrollment, declared Operations and Supply Chain Management minor, cons. of prog. dir., cons. of Business Career Center.

OSCM 4010. Manufacturing Management. 3 cr. hrs.

A focus on leading edge techniques used in developing a manufacturing strategy, inventory management, cycle time reduction, production scheduling ERP, JIT/Kanban, synchronous manufacturing, supply chain management and advanced manufacturing systems. Prereq: OSCM 3001.

OSCM 4015. Service Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Particular problems and issues of designing, managing and delivering services will be addressed. Issues include service challenge and breakthrough design, productivity, quality, innovation and flexibility, demand and capacity management, manpower planning, scheduling, technology management, strategy and integration. Prereq: OSCM 3001.

OSCM 4020. Quality and Process Management. 3 cr. hrs.

A foundation to quality philosophies, principles, techniques and tools is provided. The interrelationship of each is highlighted through addressing customer focus, value and satisfaction; leadership and organizational change; process design, measurement and improvement; and bench marking. Application of decision making, planning and measurement tools will occur. Prereq: OSCM 3001.

OSCM 4040. Global Logistics Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on global logistics and global trade management, and relates these practices to global supply chain management. Key objectives are to help students think critically about the ways in which global logistics and trade management concepts are fundamental to the overall functioning of the business (regardless of which other disciplines a student may study), and to provide a “vocabulary” for students to carry forward into the rest of their studies and beyond. During the course linkages between operations and other business functions (particularly, finance, accounting, marketing and information technology) will be made. Prereq: OSCM 3001.

OSCM 4060. Quantitative Modeling in Operations and Supply Chain Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to spreadsheet-based decision modeling in operations and supply chain management, primarily using Microsoft Excel. Students are exposed to relevant decision models widely applied in industry. The focus is on relevance and application rather than theory. Topics include network and transportation models, linear programs, decision trees, and simulation. Prereq: MANA 2028 and OSCM 3001.

OSCM 4080. Applied Procurement. 3 cr. hrs.

Combines comprehensive classroom work on the tasks, processes and procedures involved in the procurement function with on-the-job work which executes key procurement functions against real world priorities in a local company or Marquette University Purchasing Department. Student in-class work will be evaluated by the instructor. On-the-job work will be reviewed and supported by professional procurement staff from a local company. The key objectives of the course are (1) to help students understand and think critically about the essential functions of procurement; (2) to execute those functions in a real-world environment; and (3) to add value to their assigned company. By linking the classroom work with applied work addressing real-world needs, the value to both the student and the university will be enhanced. Prereq: OSCM 3001 and consent of instructor.

OSCM 4130. Supply Chain Strategy and Practice. 3 cr. hrs.

Managing logistics activities with emphasis on transportation, global sourcing, and international facility location. Issues related to the strategic and operational role of purchasing in a global supply chain management are also examined in depth. Prereq: OSCM 3001 and sr. standing; OSCM 4010 and one other OSCM course (excluding OSCM 4986).

OSCM 4931. Topics in Operations and Supply Chain Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Prereq: OSCM 3001.

OSCM 4953. Seminar in Operations and Supply Chain Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Prereq: OSCM 3001.

OSCM 4986. Operations and Supply Chain Management Internship - Grading Period. 3 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: OSCM 3986; Jr. stndg., cons. of prog. dir. and cons. of Business Career Center.

OSCM 4990. Operations and Supply Chain Management Internship for Minors-Grading Period. 3 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Not available to students enrolled in the College of Business Administration Prereq: OSCM 3001 and OSCM 3990 or concurrent enrollment, declared Operations and Supply Chain Management minor, cons. of prog. dir., cons. of Business Career Center.

OSCM 4995. Independent Study in Operational Supply Chain Management. 1-4 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Consent of department Chair.