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Using Mentors as Live Case Studies for Teaching Topics in Supply Chain Management

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Industrial Engineering Division Technical Session 3

Tagged Division

Industrial Engineering

Page Count

16

DOI

10.18260/p.27151

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https://peer.asee.org/27151

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73

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Aimee T. Ulstad Ohio State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-8523-2502

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Aimee Ulstad, P.E is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Integrated Systems Engineering Department at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio State, Aimee was an industry professional in various field in engineering for over 30 years. Aimee received her degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration from Ohio State. She began her career as a packaging equipment engineer at Procter and Gamble, then moved to Anheuser-Busch where she worked for over 27 years. She worked as project manager, engineering manager, utility manager, maintenance manager, and finally as the Resident Engineer managing all technical areas of the facility. During her tenure, the brewery saw dramatic increases in productivity improvement, increased use of automation systems, and significant cost reductions in all areas including utilities where they received the internal award for having the best utility usage reduction for 2014. Since joining Ohio State, Aimee has joined the American Society of Engineering Educators and serves as the treasurer of the Engineering Economics division.

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Yeonsu Ryu

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Yeonsu Ryu is a master’s student in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University with a focus in child injury biomechanics. She loves working as a Graduate Teaching Associate for the First-Year Engineering Program in the Department of Engineering Education. In addition to teaching, she leads the Ohio State student chapter of American Society for Engineering Education as a Vice President. She will graduate in spring of 2016 and is excited to work in biotech industry afterwards.

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Abstract

Work in Progress: Abstract – Using Mentors as Live Case Studies for in Supply Chain Management

Background

One of the common methods used by instructors teaching Industrial Engineering students concepts of supply chain management is case study reviews of previous business situations. A challenge of this method is that the students only have access to information written on the page and can not find out more information about a previous situation.

Purpose (Hypothesis)

Gathering data through asking appropriate questions and discussing concepts directly with mentors experienced and working currently in various roles of supply chain management is possibly a good alternative to the case study approach. The research will evaluate how the students in an Integrated Systems and Engineering course evaluate their experience in working directly with external mentors to learn how they apply concepts in their business model. The research will also evaluate how the external business mentors evaluate their experience in working with these small student teams.

Design/Method

A survey will be administered to student groups to determine the effectiveness of this method as well as determine what can be done to improve the method for future courses. A different survey will be administered to the mentors to determine their opinion of the effectiveness of this method as well as determine what can be done to improve this program for the future courses.

Results

This course and survey have not been completed. The course is in the first semester of being conducted.

Conclusion

This course and survey have not been completed. The course is in the first semester of being conducted.

Ulstad, A. T., & Ryu, Y. (2016, June), Using Mentors as Live Case Studies for Teaching Topics in Supply Chain Management Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27151

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