Understand how to handle the complex challenge of organizing people, technology, and
materials as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible with a minor in Operations
& Supply Chain Management.
Est. time to complete:
Why minor in operations and supply chain management?
The difference between success and failure in business often comes down to the supply
chain: When a company can't efficiently deliver its products and services, it is at
a disadvantage against one that can.
As a student in UND's Operations & Supply Chain Management program, you'll learn to
handle the complex challenge of organizing people, technology and materials as efficiently
and cost-effectively as possible. At the same time, you'll learn to balance relationships
between your organization and suppliers, distributors, customers, intermediaries,
and service providers.
Topics you'll study include:
Logistics in the supply chain
Analysis of data for effective decision making
Supplier relationship management
Supply chain management
Supply Chain Minor Courses
MGMT 301. Operations Management. 3 Credits.
This course introduces managerial issues and problems arising in the operations function of both service and manufacturing-oriented organizations.Topics include: aggregate planning, facility layout, forecasting, inventory control and management, introduction to linear programming, operations strategy, processes and technology, project management, quality control and management, scheduling, supply chain management, and waiting line analysis. Prerequisites: ECON 210 with grade of C or better, Junior or Senior standing, and declared COBPA majors only. F,S.
ISBC 217. Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems. 3 Credits.
This course exposes students to the role information systems play in the business world with an introduction to information technology topics and data analytics. This experiential and application-oriented course develops spreadsheet, visualization, and database competencies relevant to business professionals. F,S,SS.
MGMT 309. Quantitative Methods for Managers. 3 Credits.
Topics include decision analysis, forecasting, linear programming, integer and mixed programming, network models, queuing analysis, and simulation. Prerequisites: ECON 210 with grade of C or better, MGMT 301 with grade of C or better, Junior or Senior Standing, and declared COBPA majors only. F,S.
MGMT 431. Supply Chain Management. 3 Credits.
This course covers the set of approaches utilized to efficiently integrate activities of suppliers, operations/production, and distribution of goods and services. Topics include: logistics, inventory, information systems, integration, alliances, procurement, international issues, coordination of product/service and processes in a supply chain, customer value, and decision support. Prerequisites: MGMT 301 with grade of C or better and declared COBPA major. F.
This course focuses on the "upstream" portion of the supply chain and stresses managerial issues in supplier relations. Topics covered include: cross functional issues in supply management, social responsibility, buyer-supplier relationships, quality management, total cost of ownership, developing supply requirements, strategic sourcing, cost management, relationship management, and world-class supply management. Prerequisites: MGMT 301 with grade of C or better and declared COBPA majors. S.
MGMT 433. Logistics in the Supply Chain. 3 Credits.
The primary emphasis of this course is directed toward dealing effectively with the management problems associated with moving and storing goods throughout the supply chain. Major topics covered include: logistic network strategy and planning, transportation strategy, inventory strategy, location strategy. Prerequisites or Corequisites: MGMT 309 with grade of C or better and declared CoBPA majors only. S.
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