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OPERATIONS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

The Operations and Supply Chain Management department at St. Thomas prepares students to make a difference in a company’s bottom line through operational innovation, supply chain management and data analytics.

Master the Business of Getting Things Done

Operations and supply chain management are vital to an organization’s bottom line. Finding ways to match demand, produce and transport products, manage inventory and more – all while maintaining quality, reducing costs and ensuring customer service – takes real talent and expertise. As a result, skilled operations and supply chain professionals are in high demand. It makes sense, then, that the Operations and Supply Chain Management program is the fastest growing major for St. Thomas business students.

Our experienced faculty members all have significant industry backgrounds and are active researchers in the field today. They prepare students for real-world challenges in the demanding and heavily technical world of operations and supply chain management. 

Learn more about our operations and supply chain management programs, resources and faculty. Have questions? Please contact us.

Undergraduate Students: (651) 962-5544
Graduate Students: (651) 962-4200

Contact

Debasish Mallick

Department Chair
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Phone Number
(651) 962-4144

Department Offerings

  • Academic Programs and Research Opportunities
  • Internships
  • Career Placement
  • Academic Programs and Research Opportunities

    Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, St. Thomas has programs and courses to develop your operations and supply chain management expertise and skills. Students may choose to focus on operations, supply chain management, and/ or data analytics in one of our robust programs.

    Explore Operations and Supply Chain Management Degrees and Concentrations

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    Internships

    All Operations and Supply Chain Management undergraduate students are encouraged to complete an internship with a local corporation for additional hands-on training in the field. The faculty works with the Career Placement office to assist students in finding internships in local, national and multinational companies and service organizations.

    Career Placement

    Because Operations management is directly involved in the creation and delivery of goods and services, Operations and Supply Management graduates are in high demand across all industries. Our strong relationships within the business community and our focus on rigorous, hands-on training have resulted in strong career placement for undergraduates in this program.

    Academic Programs and Research Opportunities

    Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, St. Thomas has programs and courses to develop your operations and supply chain management expertise and skills. Students may choose to focus on operations, supply chain management, and/ or data analytics in one of our robust programs.

    Explore Operations and Supply Chain Management Degrees and Concentrations

    Undergraduate concentrations:

    Graduate programs: 

    Internships

    All Operations and Supply Chain Management undergraduate students are encouraged to complete an internship with a local corporation for additional hands-on training in the field. The faculty works with the Career Placement office to assist students in finding internships in local, national and multinational companies and service organizations.

    Career Placement

    Because Operations management is directly involved in the creation and delivery of goods and services, Operations and Supply Management graduates are in high demand across all industries. Our strong relationships within the business community and our focus on rigorous, hands-on training have resulted in strong career placement for undergraduates in this program.

    Featured Operations & Supply Chain Management Faculty

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    Sameer Kumar, PhD

    Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

    As CenturyLink Endowed Chair in Global Communications and Technology Management at the Opus College of Business, Sameer Kumar focuses on providing research leadership and a strong commitment to teaching and service. He received the 2013 John Ireland Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Teacher/Scholar. He has published over 230 archival journal articles and seven books in health care systems applications, supply chain systems modeling, systems engineering, humanitarian logistics and more.

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    Sheneeta White, PhD

    Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Dr. White's research interests include planning and control of manufacturing and service operations, service value chains, and healthcare quality. Her current research focuses on planning and scheduling of complex services operations. She has published her work in the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), the International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE) and International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education (IJIOME).

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    Muer Yang, PhD

    Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

    Muer Yang's teaching philosophy centers on the translation of knowledge into practical skills that bridge the classroom and real business environments.

    His research interests include applications of simulation optimization techniques, health care management and public policy operations. His publications have appeared in IIE Transactions, Production and Operations Management, OMEGA, JORS, Critical Care Medicine and other journals.

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    Operations & Supply Chain Management Faculty

    Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty

    • Matthew Larson
    • Jonathan Noble
    • Mark Shepherd
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    Supply Chain and Operations Management Club

    Undergraduate students in all majors are invited to join the Supply Chain and Operations Management Club (SCOM). Corporate speakers present information about scholarship, internship and career opportunities at regular events, and the club offers excellent networking opportunities. SCOM is a student chapter of the American Production & Inventory Control Society, Inc. (APICS), which is a professional organization available for students to join.

    Operations Strategy with Integrative Project (OPMT 480)

    This undergraduate capstone course is focused on the operating decisions that can impact a firm's profitability in various manufacturing and service sectors. Small groups work with industry partners to explore real-world challenges and develop a strategic perspective in the decision-making process.
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    Julie Hays Scholarship

    This scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Julie Hays (1955-2007), a beloved member of the Operations & Supply Chain Management Department and a former Vice Chair of the Opus College of Business faculty. Dr. Hays taught courses in operations management and statistics at the both graduate and undergraduate level. This scholarship provides financial assistance to an undergraduate Operations Management major who exemplifies Dr. Hays’ caring nature and commitment to scholarship.

    The recipient of this award must be in good academic standing at St. Thomas (GPA at or above 2.5) and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students majoring in Operations Management