By combining operations and logistics, students learn how the total flow of goods, services and information within and between firms can be managed effectively and efficiently. Our faculty in this area teach students how to develop processes that facilitate efficient and cost-effective flow through a variety of supply chains.

The operations portion of this pathway teaches students general management and technical skills in areas such as quality, operations planning and control systems, and operations strategy. The logistics segment of this pathway addresses current issues and topics in the management of the flow of product through the supply chain. In addition to the foundational curriculum in logistics and operations, Fisher offers innovative coursework in lean management, six-sigma principles, and supply chain management.

Supply Chain Management

We focus our curriculum on a cross-functional, process oriented framework as set by Fisher's Global Supply Chain Forum. We offer an introductory course that teaches the principles behind supply chain management and emphasizes why organizations need to take a cross-functional view. Then students can take an advanced course that focuses more heavily on implementation issues and allows them to work with a company to perform a process assessment.

What is an optional pathway?

Fisher's optional pathways are a group of classes designed to provide competence in a particular area or field.  The pathways listed are only a small example of the options available through an extensive list of electives.  With guidance from your coaches, you can access elective courses at Fisher and across more than 100 graduate programs at Ohio State. Contact us today to discuss how we can personalize your curriculum to your career goals.


  • Sample course offerings

    Base courses

    • Strategic Logistics Management
    • Supply Chain Management


    Logistics track

    • Logistics Decision Making
    • Logistics Technology and Application
    • Warehouse and Facility Design


    Operations track

    • Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Mgt.
    • Supply Chain Analytics: Matching Supply with Demand
    • Global Sourcing
    • Lean Enterprise Leadership
    • Six Sigma Principles
    • Six Sigma Projects
    • Sustainable Operations
    • Introduction to the Global Energy Industry


    Supply Chain track

    • Supply Chain Analytics: Matching Supply with Demand
    • Global Sourcing
    • Logistics Decision Making
    • Supply Chain Tools



    • Operational Excellence in a Service Environment
    • The Business of Healthcare
    • Service and Healthcare Operations
    • Introduction to Decision Making
    • Simulation, Risk Analysis and Decision Making
    • Project Management I: Senior Manager Issues
    • Operations and Technology Strategy