Areas of Study
Operations Management is one of three doctoral programs offered by Kelley’s Department of Operations and Decision Technologies (ODT). In the Operations Management doctoral program, students focus on ways to address the strategic and tactical problems faced by managers overseeing the systems that transform resources—such as labor, capital, energy, and materials—into goods and services over the whole supply chain.
Students in this field conduct research on a broad range of areas, including supply-chain management, material scheduling and inventory control, group technology, new product development, service system labor scheduling, logistics system configuration, and project management.
Operations Management students learn from the best teachers. ODT faculty members have published more than 75 articles in professional journals in the past two years and have written 35 unique books, including the definitive textbooks in operations management, operations research, data communications and networking, data analysis, and Excel modeling. They have consulted for organizations ranging from hospitals and nonprofits to corporations and major league sports teams such as the Dallas Mavericks.