Operations and supply chain management has been a recent focus of activity as many firms are looking for graduates with the right mix of analytical skills, understanding of information technology and supply chain management knowledge who can help with the planning and execution of supply chain reengineering processes. Such processes frequently result as part of major supply chain software system implementation projects or strategic sourcing and global logistics network redesign projects.
The intention of this platform is to provide the right mix of skills to our graduates in order for them to qualify for supply chain management and consulting jobs. Large scale technology and supply chain reengineering projects account for the majority of billed consulting hours and represent the bread-and-butter of major consulting firms. However, strategy aspects of consulting projects are also attractive.
Thus, many of our graduates, either in combination with the Strategy Consulting Concentration (under the Consulting & General Management Platform) or as a standalone undertaking, will find this platform appealing. The depth of coverage and the development of analytical skills, in combination with the emphasized practical component and project implementation skill building, clearly differentiate it.
Fast-changing consumer demand, the Internet, digital technology, growing competitive pressures and globalization create new opportunities and challenges on how firms can efficiently deliver the right product to the right place at the right time. Practitioners have responded to drastic market changes through innovative strategies such as supply chain redesign. These challenges have also attracted academic attention and inspired new supply chain research.
This platform will provide students with state-of-the-art knowledge, industry language, and the skill set necessary for successful careers in (or as a):
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Product/Process Manager
- Consulting Engagement Manager
- Project/Program Manager
For the Operations & Supply Chain Management Platform, Olin requires completion of the foundation courses (14 credits) plus at least one concentration (12 credits).
Download PDF of Operations & Supply Chain Management foundation courses and concentrations.
Operations and Supply Chain Platform Director: Sergio Chayet, Senior Lecturer in Operations & Manufacturing Management
WCC Career Advisor: Brad McLeod and Keith Wigington
MBA Programs Liaison: Jan Snow
Olin Club: Supply Chain and Operations Club
Credit Requirements: 26 credits (14 foundation credits and 12 concentration credits)