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In recent years companies have worked to connect the different areas of their businesses to achieve efficient movement of goods and services to the consumer. Supply chain management fills the gap that exists between departments and connects trading partners to create a smooth flow of information, services, and products through the supply chain.

The Supply Chain and Operations Management major combines courses in information systems, operations management, marketing, logistics and purchasing. The integration of these disciplines allows supply chain management students to understand the interaction among them and how to produce and move goods and services in the most economical way. Students learn practical industry applications with the aid of field trips, guest speakers, and simulations in the classroom, and client-based projects.

If you have questions about whether you should change your major, or for more information on this major, please contact a faculty member in this area. They include the following:

Dr. Bryan Ashenbaum

Dr. Lisa Ellram 

Dr. Xiaowen Huang

Dr. Yao (Henry) Jin

Dr. Tim Krehbiel

Dr. Monique Murfield

Dr. Rocky Newman, SCM Coordinator

Dr. John Ni

Dr. Peter Salzarulo

Dr. John-Patrick Paraskevas

Dr. Matt Schwieterman

For requirements and complete course descriptions, please visit the Miami bulletin.

The home of the Supply Chain and Operations Management major is the Department of Management. No one can dispute the importance of a student’s major at the beginning of his or her career, but in the Department of Management we also believe in the increasing importance of broader knowledge, a more expansive repertoire of business skills, and lifelong learning. We emphasize excellence in course content and teaching methods in our programs: experiential learning, client-based class structures, and real-world problem-solving are important tools that we use to shape our students into career-minded, successful individuals. We are proud of the national attention these efforts have attracted.

This website provides you with extensive detail on both of our majors (Supply Chain & Operations Management as well as Human Capital Management & Leadership). If you are interested in one of our two majors, have another business major that you wish to enhance with one of our minors, or major in a subject outside of the Farmer School and wish to complement it with a management minor, thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact any management faculty member for more information.

Meet the Chair

Bryan Ashenbaum

Xiaowen Huang
Professor and Chair