Articles

Developing an Industry-Focused Supply Chain Management Major and Minor

A has recently been published from Valparaiso University, written by friends of the APICS Michiana chapter and our own Ceyhun Ozgur detailing the development of an industry-focused SCM educational major and minor program. We would like to share that paper with you, and invite you to engage with the staff at Valparaiso University if you are interested in learning more.

Abstract:
In the recent past, universities and college/school of businesses have been challenged with maintaining and increasing student enrollment. Novel and up-to-date curriculum that meets the needs of the industry could help in addressing this issue. In this paper, we elaborate on the development of an innovative undergraduate major and minor in supply chain and logistics management. The major effectively utilizes existing resources of the colleges of business, open sources software in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and data analytics software such as SAS and R. The course curriculum is benchmarked with peer institutions as well as the needs of the industry. Regional logistics council certified the curriculum.

Keywords:
Supply Chain Management, Logistics management, Educational Majors in Supply Chain Management, Curriculum development, and Operations management

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