The program confers both master degrees and PhD degrees.

Research areas, content and supervisors

No.Research AreasResearch ContentSupervisors
1Theories and applications of operations managementDEA theories and application, large-scale made-to-order production theories and applications, quality control and quality guarantee system, manufacturing system analysis and design, operations management of service industry, operations strategies, operations efficiency assessment.Professor LI Hongyu, Professor XU Yifan, Associate Professor YIN Zhiwen.
2Logistics and supply chain decision-making theories and decision-making support systemDemands theories and prediction technologies, optimization methods of production plans, optimization theories and methods of logistical distribution network, logistics and supply chain process simulation technology, distribution optimization technology supported by GPS/GIS, logistical information management and decision-making support system during whole process of corporate supply chain.Professor ZHU Daoli, Associate Professor YE Yaohua, Associate Professor ZHANG Xiandong, Associate Professor DAI Xi.
3Corporate logistics and supply chain managementStrategies and plans of corporate logistics, time factor management in logistics, green supply chain and reverse logistics, integrated management of supply chain, risk management and application of supply chain, design and analysis of supply chain, purchasing and supply management.Professor GONG Guohua, Researcher SHI Dailun, Professor NING Zhong, Associate Professor LI Xu.

Goals:

1. Master students: should develop into high-level application-oriented talents in logistics and operations management. Basic requirements are as following:

Solid basic foundation in theories of logistics and operations management, systematic professional knowledge.

Capable of teaching and researching in the professional field, and independently carrying on specified research projects.

Attentive to building up skills in innovation, leadership, teamwork, analyzing and summarizing, and be able to satisfy various demands by enterprises or research institutes after graduation.

2. PhD students: should develop into leading research-oriented scholars in the field of logistics and operations management. basic requirements are as following:

Solid basic foundation in theories of logistics and operations management, systematic and deep professional knowledge.

Capable of teaching and researching in the professional field, and independently directing and carrying on specified innovative research projects.

Attentive to building up skills in innovation, leadership, teamwork, analyzing and summarizing, and be able to satisfy various demands by enterprises or research institutes after graduation.

Courses, credits:

1. Master students: 34 credits in total.

common courses4 courses10 credits
foundation courses3 courses8 credits
core courses3 courses6 credits
elective courses3 courses8 credits
cross-first-level disciplinary course1 course2 credits

2. PhD students: 22 credits in total.

common courses3 courses8 credits
core courses4 courses10 credits
elective courses1 courses2 credits
cross-first-level disciplinary course1 course2 credits

Basic requirements for required study sessions:

1. Master students:

To assist in teaching basic courses to undergraduates.

To command abilities of composing articles based on research results and offering oral reports. Able to summarize and analyze documents, and present oral reports in this regard.

To command abilities of processing data, words and graphs and searching information via computers.

Academic lectures: no less than 15 times that students should attend the academic reports annually by scholars and experts from home and abroad. File-and-document reports: students should report the latest progress in research fields, present a written version of report summaries, and attend to the similar reports by other students. Academic reports on university’s ceremonious events: students are highly recommended to take part in such events. Academic conferences home and abroad: students should be teamed up to attend academic conference both home and abroad, in which they are encouraged to present reports. Assessments and basic demands: each of students should attend academic reports for at least 8 times every year, and file-and-document reports for at least twice every year.

2. PhD students:

To assist supervisors in directing undergraduates and master students in research projects or to compose their degree dissertations.

To command abilities of composing articles based on research results and offering oral reports. Able to summarize and analyze documents, and present oral reports in this regard.

To command abilities of processing data, words and graphs and searching information via computers, and command more than one data analysis software and relevant programming skills when in theoretical research work.

Academic lectures: no less than 15 times that students should attend the academic reports annually by scholars and experts from home and abroad. File-and-document reports: students should report the latest progress in research fields, present a written version of report summaries, and attend to the similar reports by other students. Academic reports on university’s ceremonious events: students are highly recommended to take part in such events. Academic conferences home and abroad: students should be teamed up to attend academic conference both home and abroad, in which they have to present reports. Assessments and basic demands: each of students should attend academic reports for at least 8 times every year, and file-and-document reports for at least twice every year.

Basic exam requirements for PhD students:

An oral exam is conducted to evaluate the students’ command of disciplinary knowledge, and it will be held around mid-term of PhD study.

Basic requirements for degree dissertations:

1. Master-degree dissertations:

  • The authors should command fairly thorough understanding of academic development in selected fields, and the selected topics should directly point to real-world effects.
  • The dissertations should reflect authors’ solid knowledge foundation in logistics and operations management, as well as systematic knowledge in interested projects.
  • The dissertations should prove that authors have unique academic achievements compared with others.
  • The dissertations should point to new and meaningful purposes in conclusions, and the research methods involved should be scientifically sound, with certain levels of innovation.
  • The dissertations can stand on evident, reliable sources, and are logically structured.

2. PhD-degree dissertations:

  • The authors should command fairly thorough understanding of academic development in selected fields, and the selected topics should directly point to real-world effects.
  • The dissertations should reflect authors’ solid knowledge foundation in logistics and operations management, as well as systematic knowledge in interested projects and their development.
  • The dissertations should point to innovative conclusions.
  • The research methods involved should be scientifically sound, with certain innovative features.
  • The dissertations are clearly stated in topics, can stand on evident and reliable sources, and are logically structured.
  • The dissertations clearly state the sources of documents they’ve quoted.

Basic requirements for scientific research qualifications:

1. Master students:

To closely follow the developments in own research field, be familiar with articles related with own research projects. To fluently read articles in foreign languages (normally English), and be able to compose papers in English on a preliminary basis. To command certain abilities to discover problems, analyze problems via modeling, and use basic research methods and software tools commonly seen in the research field. To process data, words and graphs via computers.

2. PhD students:

To fully comprehend the development in own research field, raise innovative projects, and understand the relevant documents with own research projects.

To fluently read documents in foreign languages (normally English), and be able to write articles and offer brief oral reports in the foreign language. To independently raise research ideas and ways in discovering, analyzing and summarizing issues, to command basic research methods and software tools commonly used in the research field.

List of books and periodicals:

No.Books and PeriodicalsAuthor/publisherNote

Books

1Logistical Management – The Integrated Supply Chain ProcessBowersox & ClossOptional
2Modeling the Supply ChainJeremy ShapiroOptional
3Optimization Models and Concepts in Production ManagementBrandimarte & VillaOptional
4Scheduling – Theory, Algorithms, and SystemsMichael PinedoOptional
5Emerging Optimization Techniques in Production Planning and ControlGodfrey OnwuboluOptional
6Supply Chain Management: Design, Coordination and OperationKok & GravesOptional

Periodicals

Optional
1Management ScienceINFORMSOptional
2Operations ResearchINFORMSOptional
3Decision ScienceBlackwell Publishing LimitedOptional
4Transportation ScienceINFORMSOptional
5IIE TransactionsTaylor & Francis LtdOptional
6International Journal of Production ResearchTaylor & Francis LtdOptional
7European Journal of Operational ResearchElsevierOptional
8System Dynamics ReviewJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.Optional
9Annals of Operations ResearchKluwer Academic PubliserOptional
10Computers and Operations ResearchPergamon – ElsevierOptional
11Journal of Operations ManagementElsevierOptional
12Production and Operations ManagementPOM SOCOptional
13Production Planning & ControlTaylor & Francis LtdOptional
14管理科学学报天津大学Optional
15管理工程学报浙江大学Optional
16中国管理科学中国优选法统筹法与经济教学研究会Optional
17系统工程学报中国系统工程学会Optional
18系统工程理论方法应用上海交通大学Optional
19物流技术国内贸易部物资流通技术研究所Optional

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