Terry  Klinker

Terry Klinker

Senior Lecturer in Management Sciences

Management Sciences


Ret. Col. Terry Klinker is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences. He teaches undergraduate courses in business analytics, operations management, and operations planning and control.

Klinker has pursued a dual career path, serving in the Army Reserve and National Guard while building a civilian career that has included engineer, manager and director positions at Corning Inc.,T echnicolor (formerly Thomson Multimedia), and Toledo Engineering. Klinker also has served as owner and principal of several small-business interests.  

Klinker deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, serving as the base engineer for U.S. Central Command forward for 18 months. He was called up in support of Hurricane Katrina/Rita recovery efforts in 2005, serving as the Army Corps of Engineers representative at the U.S. Northern Command. He assumed the role of Partnership of the Americas Engagement Taskforce commander in 2008, directing a joint operation that included active duty, National Guard, and reserve elements of all four branches of the service. The goal was to develop local infrastructure, build and improve schools, and bring health-care resources to populations with limited access.

Areas of Expertise

  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Operations strategy
  • Project management


  • MBA, The Ohio State University
  • MA in Strategic Studies, US Army War College
  • BS in Ceramic Engineering, The Ohio State University



  • BUSMGT 2321 - Business Analytics

    Examination of the use of business analytic models used in managerial decision making processes. Emphasis on formulation and interpretation of models; supported by spreadsheet based software. Prereq: Math 1131 (132), or 1151 (152), or equivalent; and CSE 1113, or 2111 (200); and Econ 2001.01 (200), or equivalent; and Econ 2002.01 (201), or equivalent. Not open to students with credit for 331.

  • BUSMGT 3230 - Introduction to Operations Management: Improving Competitiveness in Organizations

    Introduction to operations and supply chain management to improve manufacturing and service organizations; analyzing, controlling and improving resources and processes to increase productivity, generate value-added output and meet business goals. Prereq: Econ 2001.01 (200), 2002.01 (201); and Stat 1430 (133) or equivalent. Not open to students with credit for 3130 (430) or 630, or to students enrolled in UUSS, UExp or PreBSBA-PR.

  • BUSMGT 4232 - Operations Planning and Control

    Review of a Planning and Control System. Theoretical frameworks and utilization of techniques to execute strategic and tactical goals to increase productivity and effectiveness of forecasting, scheduling, and inventory and capacity resources. Prereq: 2320 (330), 2321 (331), 3230 (630), and AcctMIS 2200 (211), 2300 (212); and BusMHR 2291 or 2292 (BusADM 499.01). Not open to students with credit for 732.

  • BUSMGT 7231 - Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management

    Emphasizes the overall structure of the planning and control function in managing operations, a critical link for the planning activities in many areas of a business. Topics covered include forecasting, sales and operations planning (S&OP), master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), capacity management, inventory management, and just-in-time (JIT) techniques. Prereq: Enrollment in MBA or WPMBA program. Not open to students with credit for 835.

  • BUSMGT 3130 - Foundations of Operations Management

    Introduction to operations & supply chain management to improve organizations; specifically analyzing, controlling & improving resources & processes to increase productivity, generate value-added output & meet business strategic & tactical goals. Prereq: Math 1130 (130) or 1148 (148), or equiv, and Econ 2001.01 (200), or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 3230 (630) or 430. Not open to students enrolled in the BSBA degree program.