Supply Chain Management at Tuck

Posted By SWatts on Dec 23, 2013 |

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Supply Chain Management at Tuck

Through the Center for Digital Strategies, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth offers a unique course on Supply Chain Management and Information Technology. The course focuses on product creation, product marketing, patenting, and the interplay that occurs between the product and information technology such as logistics, collaboration and design, distribution and inventory. Additionally, the course covers integration of products and supply chains into a competitive market, the impact of e-commerce marketing, and the effects of companies’ shift from operative corporations to online and the challenges faced in the process.

The course is taught by the Associate Dean of the MBA Program, Director of the Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies and Professor of the Science of Administration at Tuck, Eric Johnson. Dean Johnson has had extensive experience in supply chains and information technology, including employment at Hewlett-Packard and Vanderbilt University. He has consulted for world-recognized companies such as Pepsi, Mattel, and Nokia. In addition, he has widely published articles in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Financial Times among others, as well as recently published a book titled Managing Information Risk and the Economics of Security (2008). The book covers how companies can safeguard their informational assets and resources – the same subject of discussion that brought Johnson to testify before U.S. Congress.

Each year, Dean Johnson leads a small group of ten to fifteen students to research the year’s Top Tech Toys and share their findings with the Tuck community, what their findings show about supply chain management, and the altering relationships to other companies. The project, though fun and lighthearted, finishes with a very important donation drive for Toys for Tots. Further ongoing research projects include those focused in Health Care Information Technology and Information Security.