Fall 2013 MBA Course

B5102-400: Operations Management & Strategy

M - Global Asia Core

Instructor: Fangruo Chen

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This course provides a fundamental understanding of manufacturing and service operations and their role in the organization. Surveys a wide range of operations topics, including process flow analysis, supply chain management, capacity planning, facilities location, total quality management, human resource management, technology management, and manufacturing and service strategy. Special emphasis is placed on the international dimensions of operations. The course is integrative in nature, emphasizing the fit and relationship of operations with other functions of the firm.



Fangruo Chen

MUTB Professor of International BusinessProfessor Chen’s main research area is supply chain management. He has published extensively in many of the field’s top academic journals such as “Management Science” and “Operations Research.” His research has addressed issues in production/distribution planning, procurement auctions, supplier management, supply chain coordination, supply chain information sharing, incentive contracts, salesforce incentives, etc.

Professor Chen received the prestigious CAREER Award from...

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