The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management concentration in Analytics will equip you with the advanced quantitative skills needed to analyze and manage complex supply chains. Coursework is focused on the needs of supply chain decision-makers who must navigate the ever-changing and increasingly complex networks of facilities, partners, suppliers, and other domestic and international stakeholders. Decisions concerning the determination of supply chain strategies, analysis and mitigation of supply chain risks, management of performance, quality control, inventory and capacity management, and all other operations-related analyses will be stressed. Analytical techniques include statistical analysis, probabilistic decision-tree analysis, control charting, process capability analysis, and Monte Carlo simulation and optimization techniques.

Students who complete the Supply Chain Management master’s degree concentration in Analytics will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use interlinked data inputs, analytics, and systems to support decision-making in a supply chain that is geographically dispersed and culturally diverse.
  • Utilize financial statements, create performance metrics, develop inspection systems, and evaluate performance in manufacturing, service, and business processes using statistical calculations and displays.
  • Apply descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytical methods to supply networks, including optimization, simulation, forecasting, risk analysis, queuing models, using R programming language and other specialized programming languages.
  • Utilize mathematical modeling and optimization theory by choosing the appropriate quantitative tools to support supply chain operations.
  • Apply a systematic process-oriented approach to evaluating supply chain quality using statistical modeling with Six Sigma principles and techniques.

Lean Six Sigma
Our curriculum embeds a significant portion of the Six Sigma Methodology, making it excellent preparation for you to improve organizational performance, and do away with challenges that affect consumer loyalty. With a Lean Six Sigma certification, you can increase productivity and decrease costs resulting in delivering top quality products and services to consumers in a limited amount of time. Therefore, Lean Six Sigma certified individuals are in high demand in the job market.

Successfully complete Quality Management (MET AD 734) and you may qualify to earn a Six Sigma Green Belt accredited by the Council for Six Sigma Certification. By also completing Business Process Fundamentals (MET AD 605) you are eligible to earn a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. A Six Sigma certificate can help you increase productivity and decrease costs, enhancing your ability to deliver top-quality products and services to consumers in a limited amount of time. Eligibility is determined by satisfactory performance on final examinations in each course.


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