I’m a junior in the ISyE department and I frequently hear that supply chain is a popular career choice, but I haven’t taken any classes that focus on supply chains. I’m curious what ISyE courses I can take to learn more about supply chain.
I think a required course in the UW-Madison ISyE program for Supply Chain and Operations is ISyE 315 Production Planning and Control. It’s a 3 credit course that provides basic exposure to supply chain systems. I believe that the following course would be ISYE 415 Intro Mfg. Systems.
One ISyE course that puts a lot of emphasis on supply chains is ISyE 645 (Engineering Models for Supply Chains). This course provides an overview of engineering fundamentals behind supply chains. Topics covered include modeling and design of multi-stage production distribution systems, multi- echelon inventory models, theory of supply chain contracts, value of flexibility and information sharing in supply chains. Personally, I think it is a great course that takes into account the application of knowledge of math, science, economics, and engineering principles to solve ISyE, social or business problems. The list of topics is as follows: