The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University is a program through the W. P. Carey School of Business, ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 3 graduate schools in the country for Supply Chain and Logistics.
This online Master’s degree program is designed for individuals with a four year undergraduate degree in a quantitatively focused area and does not require any previous work experience. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the role of supply chain managers in enterprise supply chains and in determining overall strategy. This Master’s degree also exposes students to leading supply chain management operating practices, analysis methods, technology applications and strategic development.
Offered in collaboration with the MITx MicroMasters® program in Supply Chain Management, students will use the MITx MicroMasters program as a required pathway into the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management.
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ASU’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is offered in collaboration with the MITx MicroMasters program in Supply Chain Management, bringing two of the world’s top-ranked supply chain management programs together.
Students will use the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program as a required pathway into the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management at ASU.
I. MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Program (Prerequisite):
5 courses + Comprehensive Exam (12 credit hours)
Supply Chain Analytics
Supply Chain Fundamentals
Supply Chain Design
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Technology and Systems
Student will be granted 12 credit hours through completion of the MITx MicroMasters® program in Supply Chain Management, which will fulfill the requirements of SCM 502, SCM 541, SCM 532, and SCM 515.
SCM 502 Operations and Supply Chain Management
SCM 541 Logistics in the Supply Chain
SCM 532 Supply Chain Design and Cost Management
SCM 515 Decision Models for Supply Chain
Note These 12 credits are only granted and transferred in upon admission into W.P. Carey School of Business. Students who complete the MicroMasters program but do not go on to pursue the M.S. in Supply Chain Management at ASU are not eligible to receive credit from ASU.
II. W.P. Carey Master of Science in Supply Chain Management:
6 courses (18 credit hours)
SCM 520 Strategic Procurement
SCM 521 Supplier Management and Negotiation
SCM 545 Case Studies in Global Supply Chain & Logistics
SCM 587 Project Management
SCM 591 Seminar: Sustainability and Social Responsibility
SCM 551 Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Control
The ASU final course is an applied project where students generate and evaluate alternative solutions to a real business situation and provide a project report deliverable to the client business. The applied project course for this degree program is SCM 551: Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Control.
The CTL.SC1x Supply Chain Fundamentals course provides the foundational skills for supply chain management and logistics. You will learn how to develop and apply analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. We place a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental mathematical models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations.
The main topic areas we will focus on this course are:
Demand Forecasting, Planning, and Management
Inventory Planning, Management, and Control
Transportation Planning, Management, and Execution
While our main objective is to develop and use models to help us analyze these situations, we will make heavy use of examples from industry to provide illustrations of the concepts in practice. This is neither a purely theoretical nor a case study course, but rather an applied analytical course that addresses real problems found in practice.
CTL.SC2x Supply Chain Design covers all aspects involved in the design of supply chains for companies and organizations anywhere in the world. The course is divided into four main topic areas: Physical flow design, Supply chain finance, Information flow design, and Organization/Process design. In the design of physical flows, we show how to formulate and solve Transportation, Transshipment, Facility Location, and Network Design Problems. For financial flows we show how to translate supply chain concepts and actions into the language of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a company. We cover Activity Based Costing, Working Capital, the Cash-to-Cash cycle and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis. The design of the information flow section describes how firms communicate with suppliers (procurement, risk contracts), internal resources (production planning, bills of materials, material requirements planning), and customers (Sales & Operations Planning and other collaboration based processes). In the last section, we introduce performance metric design and organizational design within the supply chain organization focusing mainly on the centralize/decentralize decision.
The main topic areas we will focus on in this course are:
Supply Chain Network Design
Supply Chain Finance
Production and Demand Planning
Process and Organizational Design
This course is indispensable if you’re considering a supply chain management career and, specifically, the positions of Supply Chain Analyst , Operations Manager , or Logistics Coordinator.
Supply Chains are complex systems involving multiple firms and organizations with different goals and objectives. Additionally, there are external forces and trends that can impact (positively or negatively) a supply chain’s efficiency and effectiveness. Understanding the dynamics and risks within supply chains, both large and small, is key to being a successful supply chain professional.
This course builds on the fundamental models introduced in SC1x and the design trade-offs covered in SC2x. It is essentially a capstone in understanding how to successfully model, design, and manage a supply chain in any industry. We will divide the course into three sections.
First, we will introduce the field of System Dynamics. Developed at MIT, system dynamics is an approach that examines and models complex systems that feature interacting, non-linear, and dynamic elements. The objective is to better understand the underlying features of a complex system and to recommend policies and other actions to improve overall performance.
Second, we will explore the concepts of supply chain risk. Supply chains are subject to a wide number of potential disruptions – from both within and outside of the supply chain. Students will understand how supply chains can be better designed and managed to not only mitigate the downside of supply chain disruption but also to leverage and capture any upside.
Finally, the students will engage in a series of more extended case studies and simulations that demonstrate these complex relationships. Actual case studies and examples from companies will be used to help students better prepare for actual situations.
This course is part of a MicroMasters program.
There are underlying fundamental principles and concepts that apply to all supply chains, which can be expressed in relatively straightforward models. However, to actually implement them across a real supply chain requires the use of technology across multiple systems. Supply chains have a long history of using technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The shear scale and scope of most supply chains require many distinct systems to interact with each other.
Unfortunately, technology is a moving target. It is constantly evolving and improving so that today's technology is outdated within a few years or months. Rather than focusing on a specific software system, this business and management course will focus on three aspects: fundamental concepts, core systems, and data analysis.
We will start with the introduction of fundamental concepts that are used in all software tools. We will cover IT fundamentals, including project management and software processes, data modeling, UML, relational databases and SQL. We will also introduce Internet technologies, such as XML, web services, and service-oriented architectures. No prior programming experience required.
We will then provide an overview of the main types of supply chain software including ERP, WMS, and TMS systems. We will describe their main functionality, how they work, how they are used, their architecture, data flows, and how they are organized into modules. We will also cover the software selection process and how software upgrade and implementation projects should be organized and managed.
Finally, we will dive into data analysis that is core to all large supply chains. We will introduce visualization and big data analysis techniques that are used in practice today.
Supply chains are complex systems involving multiple businesses and organizations with different goals and objectives. Many different analytical methods and techniques are used by researchers and practitioners alike to better design and manage their supply chains. This business and management course introduces the primary methods and tools that you will encounter in your study and practice of supply chains. We focus on the application of these methods, not necessarily the theoretical underpinnings.
We will begin with an overview of introductory probability and decision analysis to ensure that students understand how uncertainty can be modeled. Next, we will move into basic statistics and regression. Finally, we will introduce optimization modeling from unconstrained to linear, non-linear, and mixed integer linear programming.
This is a hands-on course. Students will use spreadsheets extensively to apply these techniques and approaches in case studies drawn from actual supply chains .
The MITx MicroMasters credential in Supply Chain Management is a standalone certification program offered by MITx that is designed and administered by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL); supported by the MIT Office of Digital Learning (ODL); and delivered on edx.org. The MITx MicroMasters credential consists of five intensive on-line courses covering all aspects of logistics and supply chain management along with a proctored comprehensive final exam (CFx).
DATES: The next CFx exam will take place from May 12-14, 2021.
PREREQUISITE: To take the CFx, the learner must have passed all five SCx courses as a verified learner.