This course provides foundational knowledge of Product and Supply Chain Management for effective engineering and technical leadership, while giving students a taste for the experience of being a product/supply chain manager. Topics include product management life cycles,?investment strategies and business cases, product types (digital vs. physical vs. cyber-physical), product structures (build to spec vs. build to market), product and services portfolios, cross-organizational structures and governance, product, and services value chains as the basis for the supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, product platforms, and ethics and social responsibility related to products and supply chains. This course also addresses product-as-a-service and agile product/services development.The concepts in the course are reinforced with short case studies, a case-based team project, and fortified by interviews with practicing/retired product and supply chain executives and managers who discuss practical career experiences. Microsoft Teams is used extensively for instructor-student and student-team communication and collaboration.Note: This course is presented in a non-standard combination of asynchronous and synchronous delivery. Lectures are provided asynchronously online. Online (synchronous) attendance is required at bi-weekly seminar-type discussions. These discussions guide the incremental development, launch, sustainment and retirement plan for a product/product portfolio, and include mid-course and semester-end team presentations.
EN.595.660 Planning and Managing Projects.
Product and Supply Chain Management for Technical Professionals
01/23/2024 - 04/30/2024
Tues 7:20 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.