Supply Chain Management Curriculum | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Supply Chain Management Curriculum

Weatherhead’s 30-credit hour Master Supply Chain Management is a full-time program beginning in the fall semester of each year. The program can be completed in as quickly as nine months or students may stay on for up to two years total and earn add-on certificates including Business Analytics Certificate and Six-Sigma Black Belt Certificates.
The curriculum comprises the following three components:

Practical Work Experience

Interaction with companies to solve a real-world business project.

SAP Workshop

Each Spring semester we offer a three- week SAP Workshop outside of class time for our students interested in learning more about the enterprise resource planning software. Key SAP modules covered in the workshop include:

  • Sales & Distribution (SD)
  • Materials Management (MM)
  • Production Planning (PP)

Supply Chain (24 credits)

The supply chain courses build upon the business and quantitative foundation to provide advanced knowledge in operations and supply chain management.

  • SCMG 406 – Operations Management – view topics
    • Process analysis
    • Queuing
    • Project management
    • Quality Management
    • Inventory
    • Supply chain management
  • SCMG 411A – Optimization Analytics for Supply Chain Optimization Analytics for Supply Chain – view topics
    • Model Building
    • Spreadsheet Modeling
    • Linear, Integer, and Nonlinear Programming
    • Using Solver and OpenSolver in EXCEL
  • SCMG 420 – Experiential Learning with Six Sigma Green Belt – view topics
    • Six Sigma DMAIC Process
    • Process Mapping an Lean Thinking
    • Data Analysis and MINITAB
    • Root-Cause Analysis and Statistical Quality Control
  • SCMG 432A – Spreadsheet and Business Process Simulation - I Spread Sheet and Business Process Simulation-I – view topics
    • Introduction to simulation
    • Model verification and validation
    • Random number generation
    • Spreadsheet simulation
    • Simulation software
  • SCMG 433 – Statistical Data Analytics for Supply Chain – view topics
    • Applied Probability
    • Confidence Interval
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Simple and Multiple Regression
  • SCMG 475 – Global Supply Chain Logistics – view topics
    • Transportation Decisions
    • Transportation Plannig
    • Logistics and Inventory Management
    • Reverse Logistics
    • Warehouse Design
  • SCMG 477A – Business Forecasting Business Forecasting – view topics
    • Quantitative vs qualitative forecasting
    • Exponential Smoothing
    • Moving Averages
    • ARIMA models
    • Forecasting Accuracy
  • SCMG 477B – Enterprise Resource Planning in the Supply Chain ERP in Supply Chain – view topics
    • ERP Platforms
    • Aggregate Planning
    • Master Production Scheduling
    • Material Requirement Planning
    • Lot Sizing
  • SCMG 476A – Strategic Sourcing in Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing in Supply Chain – view topics
    • Make-or-buy decisions
    • Supplier evaulation, selection, and management
    • e-[Procurement and e-commerce
    • Fostering supplier-buyer relationships
    • Contracting and negotiation
  • SCMG 470 – Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Risk Management – view topics
    • Risk identification
    • Risk measurement/analysis
    • Risk diversification
    • Quality risk and supplier incentive management
    • Disaster planning
  • SCMG 460 – Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Strategy – view topics
    • Organizational vs Supply Chain Strategies
    • Supply Chain Designs
    • Supply Chain Metrics and Finances
  • SCMG 480 – Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management Block Chain Technology and Supply Chain – view topics
    • Blockchain Technologies
    • Applications in Supply Chains
    • Implementation Issues
    • Emerging Trends

Supply Chain Electives (6 credits)

  • SCMG 422 – Lean Operations – view topics
    • Value stream mapping
    • Kanban
    • Kaizen
    • Five-s
    • One-Piece flow
    • Change management
    • Experimental learning
  • SCMG 450 – Project Management – view topics
    • Project Organization
    • Project Teams
    • Critical Path Analyses
    • Time/Cost Trade-offs
    • Critical Chain Methods
    • Project Control
    • Multitasking
    • Earned Value Analysis
    • Project Selection and New/Improved Product Development Projects
  • SCMG 492 – Foundations of Python Programming – view topics
    • Programming Statements
    • Debugging
    • Data Structures
    • Object Oriented Programming
    • Use of Packages
  • SCMG 478 – Operational Excellence Operational Excellence– view topics
    • Focuses on the essence, principles, and practices of total quality management (TQM) an Operational Excellence
    • Students learn management issues of identifying, analyzing, and implementing improvement projects in organizations
  • SCMG 432B – Spreadsheet and Business Process Simulation - II Spread Sheet and Business Process Simulation-II– view topics
    • Input data analysis
    • Statistical simulation output analysis
    • Simulation software
    • Central limit theorum
    • Design of simulation experiments
  • SCMG 490 – Revenue Management– view topics
    • Demand analytics
    • Auctions
    • Booking
    • Network management
    • Assortment
    • Pricing

If you waive a required course, then you must replace that course with one of the foregoing electives (or another course, as approved by the Director of Graduate Programs for the Department of Operations).

Requirements for Green Belt Certification:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program offered by CWRU
  • Earn a grade of A or B in SCMG420 or OPMT 420 or IIME 440– Six Sigma and Quality Management and successfully complete a real course project on Six Sigma

Requirements for Black Belt Certification:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program offered by CWRU
  • Have a Certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma from a US-based company (students may earn Green Belt through SCMG/OPMT 420 or IIME 440 )
  • Take and obtain a grade of A or B in ALL of the following courses: SCMG 450, SCMG 422, and SCMG 478. Note: Only two of the three courses mentioned here may count in fulfilling the requirements of Master of Supply Chain Management program

Requirements for Business Analytics Certification:

  • Be enrolled in Master of Supply Chain Management program
  • Take SCMG 432B
  • Take and obtain a grade of A or B in both MSBA 434 and MSBA 444

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