Production Operations Management

Courses

POM 511 Management of Operations 3.0 Credits

This course covers the input-output transformation process in manufacturing and service organizations; analysis of administrative functions; planning and control of operational elements of the transformation process, such as work standards, scheduling, materials management and quality control.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

POM 601 Operations Management 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to the field of production and operations management (POM). Production and operations activities such as forecasting, capacity planning, inventory control, scheduling, and ensuring quality are discussed from the supply chain perspective. The philosophies and characteristics of lean operations and responsive manufacturing/service systems are highlighted.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: STAT 601 [Min Grade: C] or STAT 610 [Min Grade: C]

POM 602 Strategic Operations & Quality 3.0 Credits

The integration of an organization's strategy with production/operations functions and high performance quality management practices. Topics include: operations & supply strategy and strategic fit, strategic capacity management, supply chain strategy, planning & controlling the supply chain, quality theory and strategic quality planning, quality improvement & cost reduction, operational quality planning, and managing supplier quality in the supply chain.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: POM 601 [Min Grade: C]

POM 620 Management of Manufacturing Firms 3.0 Credits

Analyzes manufacturing management, strategic planning, process evaluation and design, capital budgeting, facility location, job design and work measurement, forecasting, production-inventory systems, quality planning and control, and maintenance planning and control.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

POM 622 Materials Management 3.0 Credits

Covers purchasing, production-inventory planning and control, warehousing, and physical distribution.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: POM 601 [Min Grade: C] or POM 620 [Min Grade: C]

POM 624 Management of Service Firms 3.0 Credits

Analyzes service firms (e.g., hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, and banking firms), including relevant decision models, such as manpower scheduling, and case studies.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

POM 625 Supply Chain Management 3.0 Credits

This course presents the concepts, practical tools, and support systems that are important for the effective management of supply chains. Strategic design and tactical and operational issues will be examined. In particular, relatively novel state-of-the-art concepts of globally optimal decision-making across traditional organizational boundaries will be emphasized.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: POM 601 [Min Grade: C]

POM 642 Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics 3.0 Credits

This course presents management case studies on designing, evaluating, and improving supply chain operations with the goal of promoting environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Topics include product and process design for sustainability, cradle-to-cradle design, “green” sourcing and procurement, reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chains, supply chain coordination for sustainability, end-of-life management, facilities location and design, sustainable transportation and logistics solutions.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: POM 625 [Min Grade: C-]

POM 643 Managing Queues for Service Operations 3.0 Credits

The emphasis of this course is on waiting time management. The course will introduce quantitative methods to analyze queueing models and build insights and intuition about various performance metrics in queueing systems. Specifically, the course will establish an understanding of the impact of variability and utilization on the waiting time, and demonstrate the wide applicability of queueing models across various industries. The course will draw examples and case studies from a wide array of applications in service industries such as restaurants, entertainment, health care, insurance, financial institutions, and air transportation. The analytical tools covered in class aim to guide appropriate process design choices to improve system performance.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: STAT 601 [Min Grade: C-] and POM 624 [Min Grade: C-]

POM 644 Revenue Management 3.0 Credits

The course will convey to future business leaders innovative ways to boost profitability. It will explore how firms can improve the operational management of the demand for their products (goods or services) to more effectively align it with their supply through business analytics lenses. It will introduce quantitative methods to improve decision-making, with special emphasis on spreadsheet modeling and analysis.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: OPR 601 [Min Grade: C-] and (STAT 601 [Min Grade: C-] or STAT 610 [Min Grade: C-])

POM 771 Supply Chain Management and Logistics Master's Thesis 0.5-9.0 Credits

This course is required of all students in the research track of the MS in Supply Chain Management and Logistics program. The topic of the thesis must be approved by the student's thesis advisor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: POM 601 [Min Grade: C] and POM 602 [Min Grade: C] and POM 620 [Min Grade: C] and POM 624 [Min Grade: C] and POM 625 [Min Grade: C] and STAT 601 [Min Grade: C] and OPR 601 [Min Grade: C]

POM 900 Decision Processes in Operations Management 3.0 Credits

This course is a broad survey of managerial decision making areas within the operations function of organizations. The focus is on design or strategic, as well as statistical and control issues, with a strong emphasis on mathematical modeling of decision processes and systems.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: OPR 922 [Min Grade: C]

POM 922 Inventory Models Seminar 3.0 Credits

Major managerial and economic issues involving inventory management in manufacturing and services firms are examined in detail. The focus is on the development and application of operations research and applied probability based mathematical modeling approaches towards inventory decisions.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: POM 900 [Min Grade: C]

POM 925 Supply Chain Management Seminar 3.0 Credits

Supply chain management encompasses all the physical and information flows that play a role in satisfying customer demand for goods and services. This course emphasizes mathematical approaches towards the development and implementation of solutions in the various strategic, tactical and operational aspects of integrated supply chains.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: POM 922 [Min Grade: C]

POM 930 Scheduling Theory 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on issues of scheduling resources in organizations. In particular, problems that arise in operations, employee and project scheduling will receive attention. The major emphasis is on mathematical modeling techniques that aid and support managerial decisions in this area.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: POM 900 [Min Grade: C]

POM 990 Service Operations Management 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on services management in general and service operations in particular. It explores the elements that unite services that differentiate service processes from manufacturing processes, and that differentiate various types of services from each other. It covers strategic and tactical issues associated with designing and managing service operations, and it provides tools to help assess, design and improve processes, and establish systems to help ensure an excellent customer experience.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is PhD.
Prerequisites: POM 900 [Min Grade: C]

POM 997 Research Activity for PhD Students in STAT 0.5-12.0 Credits

PhD candidates in Decision Sciences and MIS in their second year undertake research activity with their advisor prior to defending their dissertation proposal. This course is designated to record that activity. The student is expected to conduct all major numerical studies and provide all theoretical support for their work, in the case of analytical modeling research, or to have built the model and started on the data collection, in the case of empirical research. It is expected that upon completion of this requirement, the student will make any final minor edits and submit the paper to a leading conference, preferably a referred one, by the end of the summer quarter.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

POM I599 Independent Study in POM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

POM I699 Independent Study in POM 0.5-4.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

POM I799 Independent Study in POM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

POM I899 Independent Study in POM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

POM I999 Independent Study in POM 3.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits

POM T580 Special Topics in POM 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

POM T680 Special Topics in POM 0.5-9.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

POM T780 Special Topics in POM 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

POM T880 Special Topics in POM 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

POM T980 Special Topics in POM 0.5-9.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: LeBow College of Business
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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