Graduate Certificate in Product Lifecycle Management
Core Course Descriptions
The following is a brief summary of content for each course in the Graduate Certificate in Product Lifecycle & Supply Chain Management Program curriculum.
OPRE 6366 – Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)
Key issues associated with the design and management of industrial supply chains. The efficient integration of suppliers, factories, warehouses, and stores so that products are distributed to customers in the right quantity and at the right time.
OPRE 6370 – Logistics and Distribution(3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the study of logistics systems, with emphasis on the design and analysis of transportation and supply chain systems, including the components of transportation and supply chain systems, such as suppliers, warehouse, material handling, customers, production, inventory, orders, transportation and information systems; the interactions between these components; and models and techniques for the analysis of logistics systems.
OPRE 6371 – Purchasing and Sourcing Management (3 credit hours)
Basic concepts and processes in purchasing and sourcing management are introduced in this course. It teaches global sourcing techniques and the application of various management tools and quality tools in purchasing. Focus is on the proactive and planned analysis of supply markets and the selection of suppliers, with the objective of delivering solutions to meet pre-determined and agreed organizational needs.
OPRE 6379 – Product Lifecycle Management (3 credit hours)
This course provides a management approach to new products development, product lifecycle management & its impact on supply chain management. PLM Physical Flow – new product development, conventional versus Toyota development process, service and software life cycles. PLM information flow – requirements management, portfolio management, resource management, transition management. PLM Digital Flow – schema and modeling, product record, structure, bill of material, change management, engineering collaboration, product cost management, quality management, compliance and governance and enterprise system integration. Effectively managing product development project management and product development project trends.
OPRE 6364 – Lean & Six Sigma (3 credit hours)
Concepts and theory of quality control in manufacturing and service operations. Analysis of product design, process capability studies, statistical process control and acceptance sampling.