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Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation

Why Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation?

Learn how to use techniques to evaluate and design complex supply chain systems and processes. As part of the Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program (rSBI), the Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation Concentration is stackable with the following master's programs: Master of Supply Chain Analytics, MS in Healthcare Analytics and IntelligenceMS in Supply Chain Management, MBA.

Concentration Description

This concentration is intended to prepare students for modeling and simulating various problems related to supply chain management, such as procurement, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, inventory, and customer relationship.

Courses

You can take the course listed below as individual classes or as stackable courses towards the completion of a concentration.

Simulation of Production Systems

This course introduces discrete event simulation applied to problems in manufacturing, inventory control, and engineering economics. Topics include simulation languages, estimating production system operating characteristics, comparing alternative systems, and validating approximate analytical models.

  • Course Number: 16:540:555
  • Prerequisites: Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person, online
  • Offered By: Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
  • Relevant Programs: MS in Supply Chain Analytics, MS in Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence
  • Sample Relevant Careers: Production Manager and Controller, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Operations Manager, Inventory Manager

Operations Analysis

The objective of this course is to introduce models and tools to efficiently manage operations and supply chains that produce and distribute products and services. Topics include Forecasting, production and logistics, sales and operations planning, inventory management, project management and manufacturing systems. We illustrate the effectiveness of these models and tools by games, real-life cases and examples mainly drawn from diverse industries such as manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceutical, fashion and healthcare.

  • Course Number: 22:799:564 (listed as 580 in Part-Time MBA and as 586 by MS in SCM)
  • Prerequisites: Basic probability and calculus
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person, online, hybrid
  • Offered By: MS in SCM,MS in Supply Chain Analytics, MS in Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence, MBA
  • Relevant Programs: MS in Supply Chain Analytics, MS in Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence, MS in Supply Chain Management, MBA
  • Sample Relevant Careers: Procurement Officer, Buyer, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Supply Chain Operations Manager

Supply Chain Management Strategies

This course provides a broad overview of key supply chain strategies, issues and challenges. Successful supply chain management requires cross-functional integration of key business processes within the firm and across the network of firms that comprise the supply chain. The challenge is to determine how to successfully accomplish this integration. Other topics covered include the management aspects of logistics networks, forecasting, inventory management, supply contracts, strategic alliances, supply chain integration and design, procurement and outsourcing, customer value, international issues, and a quick review of supply chain software. Case studies, supplemented with a Supply Chain Simulation, and guest speakers are used to illustrate the issues discussed in lectures.

  • Course Number: 22:799:607
  • Prerequisites: Operations Analysis
  • Credits: 3
  • Delivery Mode: In-person, online
  • Offered By: MS in Supply Chain Analytics, MS in Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence, MBA
  • Relevant Programs: MS in Supply Chain Analytics, MS in Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence, MS in Supply Chain Management, MBA
  • Sample Relevant Careers: Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Operations Manager

 

The concentration and courses are offered by the Supply Chain Management Department in collaboration with the School of Engineering, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Sample Relevant Careers: Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Operations Manager

How to Apply

Learn about the admissions process and requirements to apply.

Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation (rSBI)

The future of education is changing. The Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation (rSBI) program allows you to design your own cutting-edge curriculum to earn a standalone certificate or take courses that be transferred towards completing a Master’s degree. Working professionals can enhance their knowledge and upskill by taking relevant courses. If you are a student considering a Master’s degree, rSBI is a perfect way to test the waters in a particular discipline before committing to a full degree program. Employers can invest in the professional development of their employees and choose the courses that address business needs.

Concentrations & Courses

rSBI Supply Chain Management Concentration courses are taken during the course of the fall and spring semesters. Note that not all courses are offered every semester.

rSBI Concentrations

View more of the available concentrations. Each academic department manages its own concentrations in the rSBI program.