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Master of Managerial Logistics

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  • Objectives
    The prime objective of this program is to provide career military officers and Department of Defense civilians with comprehensive integrated knowledge of logistics and transportation. This program will meet the high standards and academic rigor of traditional graduate programs and tailors the National Logistics Curriculum which is key to the success of the DOD's logistical transformation strategy.
  • Entry requirements
    Qualification for admission is a multi-stepped process. Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA or have a competitive score on the GMAT to be eligible for admission. Interested officers and DOD civilians with recognized baccalaureate degrees from an accredited university will submit their applications to their appropriate Human Resource Command or Comptroller Agency. A DOD selection board will review the applications and choose the most highly-qualified candidates for the program with those applications continuing on for admission to the NDSU Graduate School.
  • Course description
    The MML is an interdisciplinary program. All candidates are expected to take the same courses in proper sequence. The courses are described in the following paragraphs.

    Courses
    TL711:
    Logistics Systems (4) Covers foundation material on topics critical to establishing effective supply chains. Topics include inventory theory, forecasting, aggregate planning, quality management and project management. Material is presented with appropriate military applications.

    TL715: Enterprise Resource Planning (3) Covers material essential to the successful implementation of an ERP, addressing enterprise-wide functionality as well as required tactical functions such as project management and project planning, and provides an overview of implementation alternatives.

    TL719: Crisis Analysis and Homeland Security (3) Provides an integrated approach to crisis response and management within the contexts of military logistics and homeland security. Focus is on problems of natural, technological, civil hazards, and disasters. The role of technology is emphasized and the National Incident Management System is utilized.

    TL721: International Logistics Management (4) Offers a coherent perspective on contemporary global logistics from raw materials through production to the customer. Addresses the roles of governments and intermediaries, international sourcing, and the application of local trade laws.

    TL723: Advanced Supply Chain Planning (3) Continues to develop the concepts introduced in TL713. Flexible supply chains are considered. By understanding both current capabilities and evolving needs of the enterprise, the appropriate modifications to the supply chain can be identified.

    TL725: Technology Advances and Logistics (3) Addresses the new technologies that help shape advanced logistics and the advantages that such technologies have brought to the end users, suppliers, and a broad spectrum of related industries. Develop the understanding of requirements for effective integration of system and components for automated systems in support of logistics through the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) and other data capture technologies.

    TL727: Organizational Change Management (3) An overview of change management as the process of making either incremental improvements or radical changes to an organization's operations for the purpose of enhancing both organizational and individual effectiveness. A systems perspective and leadership implications are stressed.

    TL729: Adaptive Planning in Logistics (3) Presents a systems view of organizations with a focus on how remote sensing technology enables sense and respond logistics. Military applications are emphasized at both the strategic and operational levels. Organizational structure, strategic alliances, quality, and programmed decision making will be addressed at the strategic level, while supply chain dynamics, inventory management, and the value of information transparency will be addressed at the operational level.

    TL731: Logistics Research Methods (3) Covers key research concepts including: principles of scientific research; experimental, quasi-experimental, and observational studies; and continuous-dependent variable, discrete-choice, and network models. The focus is on applications and problem-solving in logistics and transportation.

    TL733: Military Case Studies in Logistics (3) This course will consist of case analysis based on events from previous military operations. Focus on actual logistics cases along with solutions and how individual/organizational decisions relate to the ultimate outcome. Analyzing the processes which would have reduced or eliminated the supply chain's susceptibility to success or failure. Topics from courses within the military logistics curriculum are integrated into the cases and will provide a vehicle for the students to assimilate material from previous courses.

    TL735: Acquisition Contracts: Law/Management (3) This course is designed to provide an overview of contracting procedures and regulations, to include developing and initiating proposals and properly identifying short and long term contract requirements. This course will provide the student the skills to fully utilize critical funding resources in a competitive environment.

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