UT Dallas 2015 Undergraduate Catalog

Operations Research

OPRE 3100 Professional Development (1 semester credit hour) This course is required for all students majoring in Supply Chain management in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. This course is designed to enhance the student's experience in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Students will work on networking skills, verbal and written communication skills, business etiquette training, and learn how to increase their human capital. Students will also work on projects geared towards career management and overall professional development as a business major. The goal of this class is to make the student a more marketable and valuable professional to the global economy. Credit cannot be received for more than one of the following: ACCT 3100, BA 3100, BCOM 3100, FIN 3100, HMGT 3100, IMS 3100, ITSS 3100, MKT 3100 or OPRE 3100. (1-0) S (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 3310 Operations Management (3 semester credit hours) This course discusses applications of operations research methods to production problems and processes in the business firm with emphasis on forecasting, production planning, and production control techniques. Prerequisites: (MATH 1326 or MATH 2414 or MATH 2419) and (MATH 2333 or MATH 2415 or MATH 2418 or CS 2305 or OPRE 3333). Prerequisite or Corequisite: (STAT 3360 or OPRE 3360). (3-0) S (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 3320 Supply Chain Management (3 semester credit hours) The course examines key players and challenges within a supply chain firm in terms of facility types, inventory and transportation options and the role of information in managing supply chains effectively and efficiently. Students will examine and learn the objectives of different players in supply chains, integration/coordination of the players, and the operations and tradeoffs in service supply chains (i.e., air/sea lines, healthcare, hotels and restaurants). Prerequisite: OPRE 3310. (3-0) S (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 3330 Project Management (3 semester credit hours) The course introduces students to project management tools and techniques needed to initiate and manage a project effectively. The course will enhance the ability of students to respond to the challenges of large-scale projects so that they can be more effective as project managers. The course also examines the modern project management concepts, and models, and reviews case studies to develop practical skills necessary to be successful in the field. (3-0) S (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 3333 Quantitative Business Analysis (3 semester credit hours) Provides students with the analytical tools necessary for making better management decisions. Students are introduced to mathematical techniques used to make different types of business decisions. Credit cannot be received for both courses, OPRE 3333 and MATH 2333. Prerequisite: MATH 1325 or MATH 2413 or MATH 2417. (3-0) S (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 3360 Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty (3 semester credit hours) This course introduces the concept of probability and statistics for managerial decision making. Concepts will be developed in lecture and exercises using software packages and topics including: summarizing and presenting data, probability theory, sampling, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, and ANOVA. Credit cannot be received for both courses, OPRE 3360 and STAT 3360. Prerequisite: MATH 1326 or MATH 2414 or MATH 2419. (3-0) Y (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4090 Supply Chain Management Internship (0 semester credit hours) This course is designed to further develop a student's business knowledge through appropriate developmental work experiences in a real business environment. Students are required to identify and submit specific business learning objectives (goals) at the beginning of the semester. Student performance is evaluated by the work supervisor. Credit/No Credit only. Department consent required. (0-0) S (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4310 Lean and Six Sigma Processes (3 semester credit hours) This course introduces and examines Six Sigma concepts and theory of quality control in manufacturing and service operations, analysis of product design and process capability, and statistical process control. Students will develop a broad understanding of Lean and Six Sigma principles and practice, and acquire knowledge about such initiatives in manufacturing and service operations. Prerequisite: OPRE 3310. (3-0) Y (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4320 Integrated SCM Information Systems (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to the concept of an integrated supply chain management system such as SAP's Enterprise Resource Planning System. Students will: 1) learn the elements of an ERP application, 2) understand the concepts of end-to-end supply chain management, 3) define the basic master data needed to create a supply chain plan, 4) forecast demand using several statistical methods, 5) plan inventories using MRP and re-order point techniques, 6) execute the supply chain plan through the production process, and 7) view the completed inventories after production. Prerequisite: ITSS 3300. (Same as ITSS 4343) (3-0) Y (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4330 Logistics and Inventory Management (3 semester credit hours) This course introduces and explains the logistics concepts and systems, the related components, and managing the inventory in supply chain systems. The course also covers the planning, designing, and the techniques for managing the distribution of products and services. Prerequisite: OPRE 3310. (3-0) Y (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4340 Purchasing and Sourcing Management (3 semester credit hours) This course introduces and explains the purchasing and sourcing management concepts with focus on selecting, building, and managing supplier relationships. The course also covers the contract development and its management as well as building the necessary skills for effective negotiation. Prerequisites: OPRE 3310 and (MATH 1326 or MATH 2414 or MATH 2419). (3-0) Y (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4350 Global Outsourcing Services (3 semester credit hours) This course is an introduction to outsourcing of services. Students will learn how organizations initiate, engage, and manage their global outsourcing of businesses or IT functions and services. The course covers topics related to the outsourcing lifecycle, selective vs. total outsourcing processes, strategies, models and related business implications. Prerequisite: OPRE 3310. (3-0) R (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4360 Capstone Projects in Supply Chain Management (3 semester credit hours) The course provides students with a unique opportunity to work in a team environment, interact with industry leaders and gain industry specific knowledge Capstone projects are sponsored by local supply chain companies. Students will learn how to work on a consulting engagement, how to collect the necessary data for analysis and assessment and how to use the skills and knowledge gained to solve real world problems in the area of supply chain management. Prerequisite: OPRE 3310 or instructor consent required. (3-0) R (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4V81 Individual Study in Supply Chain Management (1-3 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-3]-0) R (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4V90 Management Internship (1-3 semester credit hours) This course is designed to further develop a student's business knowledge through appropriate developmental work experiences in a real business environment. Students are required to identify and submit specific business learning objectives (goals) at the beginning of the semester. At the end of the semester students must prepare an oral presentation, reflecting on the knowledge gained in the work experience. Student performance is evaluated by the work supervisor. Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-3]-0) S (2015-07-06 17:07:57)

OPRE 4V91 Seminar Series in Supply Chain Management (1-3 semester credit hours) Discussion of selected topics and theories in the decision sciences. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-3]-0) R (2015-07-06 17:07:57)