Operations and Supply Chain Management


This course is part of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) Master of Science in Engineering Online (MSOL) program.  It is available only to students pre-approved by HSSEAS.  For more information visit msol.ucla.edu.


About this course:

ENGR 210 Operations & Supply Chain Management (Instructor: Rostamian, F.) purpose is to introduce you to the strategic and operating issues and decisions involved in managing an enterprise. The course aims to provide you with a conceptual framework and a set of analytical tools to enable you to better understand why processes behave as they do. Given this understanding, you will be positioned to involve yourself in an organization's defining strategic decisions, those relating to key processes affecting your, and your organizational unit's, performance. Further, you will be able to articulate the set of processes that most closely match and enhance your organization's competitive posture. As you are probably already aware, the business press has been particularly critical in the last few years of the lack of understanding of operations within the ranks of U.S. management as the global extension of more and more companies pointed out the competitive necessities of strong operations. A visible result is an increased operational focus by management and a collateral, very large growth in operational consulting practices. The type of consulting has changed as well from providing conceptual insights and recommendations to implementing those recommendations.

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