Supply Chain Management: Is it a Must Course for Manufacturing Engineering Technology? Conference Paper uri icon


  • American Society for Engineering Education, 2015. Manufacturing organizations in the twenty first century are much more distributed than those of nineteenth century where companies used to be mostly vertically integrated. This has made the manufacturing planning works increasingly complex. On top of that, globalization and advances in information technology have added yet another layer of complexity to manufacturing and supply chain management. In this paper, we present results of an exploratory study of manufacturing engineering technology curricula of key select 4-year and 2-year colleges in the US. More specifically, this paper focuses on the institutes of those States that are among the highly ranked states with respect to manufacturing outputs in the U.S. The paper presents the results of two types of survey. First, through website exploration, it examines the curricula of the community colleges and 4-year institutes that offer manufacturing technology programs to determine if they offer any course on supply chain management and information technology systems. Secondly, the paper reviews the prior educational publications to identify the gap in existing manufacturing curricula. The main objective of this study is to create awareness in the manufacturing educators community thereby determine if there is a gap in the curricula that needs to be addressed.

name of conference

  • 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings

published proceedings

  • 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Nepal, B., & Krishnadevarajan, P. K.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Nepal, Bimal||Krishnadevarajan, Pradip Kumar

publication date

  • January 1, 2015 11:11 AM