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Industrial Engineering - Supply Chain Analytics Concentration

The supply chain analytics concentration teaches you data-driven problem solving and analytical skills pertaining to demand forecasting, procurement of raw materials and parts, inventory management, production planning and distribution network optimization within complex supply chain systems.

Preparing You for Success

As a supply chain analytics major, you learn how business interests work together with engineering principles to provide goods and services for the global economy. Industrial engineering core courses give you a foundation in engineering analysis, statistics, math and computer applications. Additionally, in this concentration, you learn data analytics, supply chain design and operations.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Designing and optimizing supply chain systems
  • Data-driven, scientific management with descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytical skills
  • Analysis of service-production-inventory systems using planning and scheduling techniques
  • Networking and professional development through student organizations, such as the American Society for Quality, the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and APICS (the association for supply chain management)
  • Research projects, study abroad programs, co-op programs, internships and a semester-long senior design project.

Making Your Mark

The supply chain analytics concentration is valuable in manufacturing, retail and service industries, such as hospitals, government, automotive/electronics manufacturers, logistics companies and consulting firms. In recent years, almost all industrial engineering students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as Accenture, Amazon, Caterpillar, John Deere, Kohler, Microsoft and SpaceX.

Accreditation

Bradley's industrial engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Major Requirements

Required Courses - 44 hrs.

  • IME 101: Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - 1 hr.
  • IME 103: Computer Aided Graphics - 2 hrs.
  • IME 110: Introduction to Computers and Computational Analysis - 3 hrs.
  • IME 301: Engineering Economy I - 3 hrs.
  • IME 305: Engineering Economy II - 2 hrs.
  • IME 311: Intro to Engineering Statistical Methods - 3 hrs.
  • IME 313: Operations Research I - 3 hrs.
  • IME 331: Fundamentals of Materials Science - 3 hrs.
  • IME 341: Introduction to Manufacturing Processes - 3 hrs.
  • IME 361: Introduction to Simulation and Expert Systems - 2 hrs.
  • IME 386: Industrial and Managerial Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • IME 412: Design and Analysis of Experiments - 3 hrs.
  • IME 422: Manufacturing Quality Control - 3 hrs.
  • IME 466: Facilities Planning - 3 hrs.
  • IME 485: Occupational Ergonomics - 3 hrs.
  • IME 499: Senior Design Project - 4 hrs.

Concentration Core Courses - 12 hrs.

  • IME 468: Engineering Analytics 1 - 3 hrs.
  • IME 486: Logistics and Supply Chain Systems - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose two)

  • IME 314: Operations Research II - 3 hrs.
  • IME 461: Simulation of Manufacturing and Service Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 478: Engineering Analytics 2 - 3 hrs.
  • IME 483: Production Planning and Control - 3 hrs.
  • ECO 355: Supply Chain Economics - 3 hrs.
  • MTG 388: Global Supply Chain Management - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 471: Business Analytics Software and Applications II - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 473: Data Visualization for Business Analytics - 3 hrs.

Technical Elective Courses (choose four) - 12 hrs.

  • IME 314: Operations Research II - 3 hrs.
  • IME 461: Simulation of Manufacturing and Service Systems - 3 hrs.
  • IME 468: Introduction to Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence - 3 hrs.
  • IME 487: Occupational Safety and Health - 3 hrs.
  • IME 515: Linear Programming and Extensions - 3 hrs.
  • IME 524: Six Sigma Theory and Methodologies - 3 hrs.
  • IME 526: Reliability Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • IME 588: Human Centered Design - 3 hrs.
  • IME 333: Materials Science Laboratory - 1 hrs.
  • IME 395: Solid Modeling and Rapid Prototyping - 3 hrs.
  • IME 409: Selected Projects in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering – 1 - 6 hrs.
  • IME 410: Selected Topics in Ind. and Mfg. Engineering – 1 - 6 hrs.
  • IME 431: Materials Engineering - 2 hrs.
  • IME 433: Materials Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • IME 441: Manufacturing Processes I - 3 hrs.
  • IME 443: Manufacturing Processes II - 3 hrs.
  • IME 445: Computer Aided Manufacturing - 3 hrs.
  • IME 495: Design for Manufacturability - 3 hrs.
  • IME 560: Principles of Robotic Programming - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 362: Metrology and Instrumentation - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 392: Mechanical Component Design I - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 446: Computer Aided Manufacturing and Automation II - 3 hrs.
  • IMT 448: Tooling Systems - 3 hrs.

Approved Technical Elective Courses (choose four) - 12 hrs.

All Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology courses with number 301 or above are approved as technical electives for this concentration.

Contact an academic adviser for a list of additional technical electives.

Total Hours - 125