Course Descriptions

OPS 1100 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3 credits)
This course deals with the strategic and operational activities that relate to the creation of goods and services through the transformation of inputs to outputs. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to formulate strategies that increase productivity and quality so as to maximize a firm’s profitability in a global marketplace and to benefit society. This course introduces other topics in the Operations and Supply Chain Management curriculum. The objective will be to provide a cohesive “big picture” so that students will be able to understand how all of the elements of Operations and Supply Chain Management tie together.

OPS 1200 BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (3 credits)
This course will examine the global competitive environment that requires organizations to view their operations in terms of business processes. Students will also learn to develop information systems to support these processes. Current, leading software will be utilized to study systems integration and development.
Prerequisite: OPS 1100

OPS 2350 STATISTICS FOR QUALITY ENGINEERING (3 credits)
This course applies the concepts of Statistics to the quality management functions within an organization. When students have completed this course, they will be prepared to succeed on the American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer exam. Topics covered will include: Introduction to Quality Management, Quality Systems Requirements, Measurement Systems Analysis, Process Capability Analysis, Process Control and Reliability and Risk Management.
Prerequisite: MTH 2310

OPS 3500 PURCHASING (3 credits)
This course will provide students with the understanding of purchasing and inventory management. Working from an ERP perspective, the course will focus on examining the day-to-day processes of organization. This includes analyzing material and process flows, enhancing the value-added procedures and eliminating waste, redundancy and bureaucracy to streamline supplier selection, supplier negotiations, logistics, and procurement in a global free-enterprise system. Upon completion of the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management courses, students will be prepared to write the written examination for the Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
Prerequisites: OPS 1100, MIS 3250 and MIS 1600

OPS 3600 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (3 credits)
This course will expose students to topics related to design and management of supply chains, from incoming raw materials to final product delivery. Course topics will include supply chain network design, facility planning, capacity planning, globalization and outsourcing, information technology and global issues in supply chain management. Upon completion of the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management courses, students will be prepared to write the written examination for the Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
Prerequisites: OPS 3500 and MIS 3250

OPS 3990 INTERNSHIP (3 credits)
The internship (400 hours of paid employment) is designed to provide the student with supervised on-the-job training. A contract between the University, student and employer provides the groundwork. Objectives, evaluations, a written log and a study of the organization are designed to provide a realistic learning experience.
Prerequisite: Department chair approval

OPS 4100 STATISTICS FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT (3 credits)
This course will provide hands-on experience in the arena of Designed Experiments for process improvement and optimization. The DMAIC (Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process will be covered in detail. Students will learn to identify sources of variation, analyze variation, reduce variation and tie these concepts to Six Sigma methodology which can be applied in any business setting and to any business process. When the course is successfully completed, students will be prepared to be examined for Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
Prerequisite: OPS 2350

OPS 4200 LEAN SIX SIGMA (3 credits)
This course will provide an overview of the principles of Lean manufacturing, both internal at a company and throughout its supply chain. Topics covered will include value stream mapping and identifying waste. Students will gain experience with pull production/just-in-time continuous-flow systems. They will develop an understanding of the relationship between reducing work-in-process inventory and managing quality. The relationship between lean manufacturing and Six Sigma implementation will also be explored.
Prerequisite: OPS 2350

OPS 4500 OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE (3 credits)
This course will provide the student with cumulative case study experience for the Operations and Supply Chain Management major. Students will use the knowledge gained in the previous nine classes in the Operations and Supply Chain Management program to develop operational strategies for business applications. Simulations and industry projects will be utilized in this capstone course.
Prerequisites: All OPS courses