Rutgers Business School announced Tuesday it is offering a new graduate program in supply chain analytics.
The Master of Supply Chain Analytics program, Rutgers said, was developed in response to industry demand for professionals with analytical skills to help drive business decisions.
"In today's uncertain, intertwined, complex global environment, businesses are desperately seeking ways to increase velocity, reliability, resilience and efficiency of their supply chains," said Professor Alok Baveja, who is chair of the Rutgers Supply Chain Management Department. "In this context, businesses are realizing the critical significance of supply chain analytics as a robust pathway to excellence whereby operational efficiency and customer responsiveness can simultaneously be improved.”
Students of the program will learn how to derive actionable insights through analytics, Baveja said.
The program consists of 36 credits, focuses on supply chain and data analytics, including courses such as operations analytics, supply chain analytics and analytics for business intelligence. Students will also be able to get hands-on experience working on programs through companies that partner with Rutgers.
Rutgers Supply Chain Management professor Yao Zhao initiated the new program, which is now being led by co-directors Weiwei Chen and Benjamin Melamud.