Operations and Logistics

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.

This specialization teaches students general management and technical skills in areas such as quality, operations planning and control systems, and operations strategy; while also addressing current issues and topics in the management of the flow of a 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.

Course offerings

Base course
  • M&L 7380 - Strategic Logistics Management
Operations track courses
  • MGT 7232 - Supply Chain Analytics: Matching Supply with Demand
  • MGT 7233 - Global Sourcing I: Organizing for Effective Global Sourcing
  • MGT 7241 - Lean Enterprise Leadership
  • MGT 7242 - Six Sigma Principles I
  • MGT 7243 - Six Sigma Principles II
  • MGT 7244 - Six Sigma Projects (3.0 credit hours)
  • MGT 7253 - Sustainable Operations
  • MGT 7254 - Introduction to the Global Energy Industry
Supply Chain track courses
  • MGT 7232 - Supply Chain Analytics: Matching Supply with Demand
  • MGT 7202 - The Business of Healthcare
  • MGT 7203 - Service and Healthcare Operations
  • MGT 7221 - Introduction to Decision Making
  • MGT 7222 - Simulation, Risk Analysis, and Decision Making
  • MGT 7223 - Project Management I: Senior Manager Issues
  • MGT 7224 - Project Management II: Project Manager Issues

Action-based learning

Six Sigma projects

As a part of the MBA Six Sigma Program students are indoctrinated into Six Sigma methodology through a series of classroom experiences and online training from MoreSteam.com. The final portion of the program is a commissioned project with organizations such as Honda, Mettler Toledo, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center or Owens Corning.

During the 15 week project, MBA students implement DMAIC and Lean methodology to develop a solution for the corporate partner.


  • U.S. News & World Report, 2012 ranked Fisher
    7th in Supply Chain Management and Logistics Productions
    11th in Operations

Social Media

  • Kaushik Srinivas in BerlinLogistics trip to Germany

    MBA student Kaushik Srinivas writes about his trip to Germany as a part of International Programs Office's Short-Term Study Abroad programs.