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Active Learning in Supply Chain Management Course

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Industrial Engineering Division Technical Session 3

Tagged Division

Industrial Engineering

Page Count

19

Page Numbers

26.149.1 - 26.149.19

DOI

10.18260/p.23488

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https://peer.asee.org/23488

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70

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Farnaz Ghazi-Nezami Kettering University

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Farnaz Ghazi-Nezami is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Kettering University. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Wichita State University. She also earned her masters and undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering in Iran, Tehran. Dr. Ghazi-Nezami is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) from the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Her research interests include applied optimization, sustainability, energy efficient manufacturing systems, supply chain and operations management, and engineering education. In educational research, her interests include online education, active learning and entrepreneurial mindset development in engineering classes.

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Mehmet Bayram Yildirim Wichita State University

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Abstract

Active Learning in the Supply Chain Management CourseThis paper presents a new active learning approach implemented in the Supply ChainManagement (SCM) course in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department.Previously, in this course the fundamentals of supply chain and logistics, drivers of supply chainperformance and analytical tools necessary to develop solutions for a variety of SCM and designproblems were mainly covered through class lectures and case study discussions. In the past fewyears, due to the growth in the needs of the organizations to “Lean” principles, the course wasmodified to satisfy this requirement more efficiently. For this purpose a new hands on experienceworkshop was utilized where the students could physically simulate the implementation of leanprinciples in a supply chain network. Through this simulation, students learned the fundamentalconcepts of a supply chain such as demand management, inventory management, role ofinformation system and coordination, transportation, and finance and accounting. In addition thestudents had the opportunity to actively practice the lean concepts such as Kanban, pull andpush, just-in-time production systems, and product and process design by being physicallyinvolved in a teamwork educational game. This simulation game could enhance materialretention and foster critical thinking among the students. Moreover, several directedpresentations by speakers invited from diverse industries and ISM (Institute of Supply ChainManagement) were arranged to expose the students to some real case studies and then someassignments were defined to promote higher order of thinking. To assess the effectiveness of thecourse restructure and the applied pedagogical methods, a survey is conducted to measurestudents’ satisfaction and evaluate their perception of knowledge about the lean supply chainmanagement, and the results are analyzed.

Ghazi-Nezami, F., & Yildirim, M. B. (2015, June), Active Learning in Supply Chain Management Course Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23488

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