Hands-On Learning

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Our program and curriculum are focused on hands-on learning so that our students graduate ready to tackle contemporary supply chain and operations management challenges on the first day. A big part of the way we do this is through integration of alumni and supply chain & operations management professionals into our curriculum and co-curriculum initiatives. Through a combination of applied client projects, study abroad and away opportunities, and simulations, our students are exposed to a multitude of real-world data and challenges companies are facing within their operations and global supply chains, and work to address them in real time.

Brewing Industry Field Study

The Brewing Industry Field Study is a winter term program designed for Supply Chain & Operations Management students.  Students take MGT 490, a special topics course, that introduces them to the processes and relationships involved with the rapidly evolving U.S. brewing industry.  The program visits over 40 breweries, hop farms, yeast labs, packaging and equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and industry groups on a cross-country tour of industry hot-spots in Ohio, Colorado, and North Carolina.

Contact: Dr. Peter A. Salzarulo, 513-529-4232, salzarpa@miamioh.edu


Client-Based Projects

Student project teams work directly with corporate professionals in the supply chain and operations field.  The goal of these assignments is for students to apply Supply Chain and Operations Management concepts learned during their academic career at Miami to the real-world challenges and opportunities faced by their client companies.

Contact: Dr. Yao (Henry) Jin, 513-529-2158, jiny3@miamioh.edu


Case Competitions

Students have multiple opportunities to participate in company-hosted case competitions.  These are invaluable learning experiences as the students can apply what they have learned across a variety of courses.  For example, students compete in the General Motors-Wayne State competition and Miami hosts the Terillium Case competition.

Contact:  Tom Farnbacher, 513-529-1571, farnbat2@miamioh.edu


MGT 451 Simulation

During the first half of the semester, student teams apply course topics to create a working production and material planning system.  Later, students apply production control strategies, including Theory of Constraints, to manage a simulated shop floor with the goal of maximizing net profit.

Contact: Dr. Peter A. Salzarulo, 513-529-4232, salzarpa@miamioh.edu


Study Abroad

SC&OM faculty routinely lead student groups abroad where students take MGT 295 – Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management.  This course is required for all FSB students.  Recent trips have visited Florence, London, Havana, and Argentina, among other locations.  Upcoming trips include FSB Asia (Winter 2022-23) and FSB Italy (Summer 2022).  The locale of the program changes yearly, so please contact the study abroad office or Dr. Huang for more information.

Contact: Dr. Xiaowen Huang, 513-529-2017, huangx@miamioh.edu


Corporate Engagement Opportunities

Our Center for Supply Chain Excellence serves as the hub to connect professionals and alumni with our students and faculty. Our program is very hands-on and we have companies and supply chain professionals incorporated in many different ways. If you are a professional and would like to get involved with Miami’s SC&OM program, we are always looking to develop partnerships.  Please contact our Director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence, Dr. Monique Murfield (murfieml@miamioh.edu), with any questions and to express your interest.