Your Future In Operations and Supply Management

The operations and supply chain management industry continues to expand because of technological innovation, global competition and the need to increase productivity and reduce costs. Professionals possess a variety of aptitudes and skills, leading to careers such as:

  • Inventory control directors
  • Manufacturing directors
  • Materials managers
  • Operations managers
  • Plant or facility managers
  • Purchasing managers
  • Quality control managers
  • Special projects managers
  • Supply chain managers

What we offer

Earning a degree in Operations and Supply Management makes you a vital contributor to a company's success. The coursework provides:

  • An appreciation for manufacturing's impact on regional and national economies
  • A firm grasp of what's needed to achieve world-class status using operations management
  • Insight into operations management's importance to the organization's well-being
  • Knowledge about operations management in goods-producing and service-providing organizations

Our faculty members are committed to high-quality teaching and have received numerous honors for outstanding teaching and research. They're also active members of the Institute for Supply Management, the American Production and Inventory Control Society, the Decision Sciences Institute, the Production and Operations Management Society, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

The program has earned national and international recognition. Gartner Research recently ranked us 15th among all logistics and supply chain management programs in North America. Gartner's report highlighted UNT as a top institution for its "potent combinations of curricula and required internship participation." The International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management placed us in its top five internationally for research productivity. These rankings continue to attract many large and well-known corporations to recruit UNT students.

Our faculty members are recognized teachers, researchers and leaders of professional organizations. Our faculty publish in journals such as the Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research and the International Journal of Production Economy.

Strong student support

The Center for Logistics Education and Research works closely with senior executives to develop career placement and internship opportunities for students.

These opportunities abound because the Dallas-Fort Worth area is a national leader in distribution, transportation and logistics services. More than 500 motor carriers, 50 air cargo carriers and three of the nation's top freight rail lines operate in the region. Students have interned or obtained full- time positions at more than 250 area firms.

The center's internship and employment services are in addition to what the university provides.

We sponsor several scholarships to help you pursue your degree.

The G. Brint Ryan College of Business' Professional Leadership Program works with corporate partners throughout the region to give you the skills needed to be competitive in the workforce.

UNT's G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation's largest business colleges, is accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750; Tampa, Fla. 33602; telephone 813-769-6500). This distinction means the college meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in education.

Our Business Leadership Building promotes interaction among students, faculty and industry leaders. The building — which has Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for sustainability — contains 24 classrooms, team study rooms and a state-of-the- art computer lab. This building distinguishes us as a leader in business education.

What to expect

As an Operations and Supply Management major, you'll study the design, operation and control of production, as well as service systems. Your coursework will focus on:

  • Analytics
  • Critical problem solving
  • Inventory control
  • Manufacturing planning and control
  • Production forecasting and scheduling
  • Project management
  • Purchasing and materials management
  • Quality control
  • Supply management

In addition, you may study international business operations and management of working capital for the manufacturing and distribution of a product.