Northwood University to Offer Degree Program in Operations & Supply Chain Management

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Starting in the fall semester 2012, Northwood University will offer a new degree program in Operations & Supply Chain Management (OPS).

MIDLAND, MI – Starting in the fall semester 2012, Northwood University will offer a new degree program in Operations & Supply Chain Management (OPS). Graduates of the program will be equipped to lead operations and supply chain management activities around the world.

According to Northwood University professor Douglas Hentschel, the match between Northwood and the OPS degree offering “makes perfect sense.”

“Industry professionals have advised us that there is a very high demand for staff who are competent in these areas and that there is a shortage of graduates with proficiency in these disciplines,” stated Hentschel. “The growing globalization of supply chain management dovetails with our mission to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society so the program offering makes perfect sense,” he continued.

The OPS program complements Northwood’s existing offerings in management and entrepreneurship.

“Operations and supply chain management has rapidly grown in terms of importance,” explained Joseph Wulffenstein, chair of Management Information Systems and division chair of Quantitative Studies at Northwood University. “As global competition increases, industries must strive to become as efficient as possible. Well trained, quantitatively proficient professionals in operations supply chain management are as vital to today’s global enterprises as blood flow is to the body.”

Students graduating from Northwood’s degree program can look forward to careers as:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Business Process Manager
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Questions about the degree program in Operations & Supply Chain Management may be directed to Douglas Hentschel at 989.837.4270 or


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day and evening programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.