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Supply Chain & Operations Management Minor

Supply Chain & Operations
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 12
Supply chain and operations management focuses on process excellence from both intra-organizations and inter-organizational points of view.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students may not complete this minor unless they are a degree-seeking Carlson School student with a declared major.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Minor Requirements
SCO 3056 - Supply Chain Planning and Control (4.0 cr)
SCO 3059 - Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma (4.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SCO 3041 - Project Management (2.0 cr)
· SCO 3045 - Sourcing and Supply Management (2.0 cr)
· SCO 3048 - Transportation and Logistics Management (2.0 cr)
· SCO 3051 - Service Management (2.0 cr)
· SCO 3061 - Lean Thinking (2.0 cr)
· SCO 3072 - Managing Technologies in the Supply Chain (2.0 cr)
 
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SCO 3056 - Supply Chain Planning and Control
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Decisions/tradeoffs when directing operations of supply chain. Forecasting, capacity/production planning, just-in-time, theory of constraints, supply chain flows, enterprise resource planning, supply chain design. prereq: 3001 or instr consent
SCO 3059 - Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process management from Quality Management and Six Sigma perspective. Managerial/technical aspects of improvement. Strategy, improvement tools/methods, Malcolm Baldrige Award, ISO 9000, Six Sigma. prereq: 3001 or equiv or instr consent
SCO 3041 - Project Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and methods useful for planning and controlling a project, including development of project plan, resource planning and scheduling, and project monitoring and control. Selected computerized packages are studied, including PERT and CPM, and examples of different types of projects from manufacturing and service industries are used. prereq: 3000 or instr consent
SCO 3045 - Sourcing and Supply Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Strategic/operational role of purchasing/supply. Supply management. Supplier-selection criteria such as quantity, quality, cost/price considerations. Buyer-supplier relationships. prereq: 3001
SCO 3048 - Transportation and Logistics Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Linkages between logistics/transportation and marketing, operations, and finance. How different industries integrate logistics, warehousing, transportation, and information systems. prereq: 3001
SCO 3051 - Service Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Issues unique to managing service processes. Identifying service needs, designing services, and managing services. prereq: 3001
SCO 3061 - Lean Thinking
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approaches to waste, flow, error proofing, and daily management that simultaneusly improves quality, cost, and delivery, while building worker engagement/skill. Philosophical foundations. Tools to identify, measure, and eliminate non-value-added activities. prereq: 3001
SCO 3072 - Managing Technologies in the Supply Chain
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Technologies and technological change within/between firms as opportunities for professional leadership. Selecting technologies, nurturing their adoption, and ensuring their exploitation. prereq: 3001