Welcome to the Operations and Supply Chain Management department at Cleveland State University. The OSM Department is committed to excellence in research and teaching. We serve undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students and enable them to pursue careers in operations, logistics, and supply chain management.

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Recruitment Event Sponsored by the OSM Dept. on Thursday, April 17, 2014

GE Lighting Supply Chain Managers are recruiting Operations and Supply Chain Management students for internship positions on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in BU 220. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Students should dress professionally and bring copies of their current resume. Please take advantage of this opportunity.

Recruitment Event sponsored by the OSM Dept. on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Courtney Evans, Admissions Counselor for Maritime College, is recruiting students interested in pursuing a Master in International Transportation Management. Bob Pryatel, Director of Supply Chain Management for Automated Packaging Systems, is recruiting for co-op positions. Please take advantage of these opportunities and join us at 11:00 a.m. in BU 220.

Manufacturing Management Certificate at CSU - Beginning Fall 2014

The Certificate in Manufacturing Management is designed to provide the necessary knowledge for manufacturing professionals, supervisors and managers. The program consists of five courses, all of which can be completed within one year.

The Department of OSM provides “free” tutoring to CSU students enrolled in OSM 201, 202, 311, 500, 503, and 511.

Join those who know. OSM Dept. doctoral level students who tutor (Alina, Vijay, and Swathi) look forward to assisting you. Come prepared and receive tutoring tailored to improve your subject knowledge. For additional information, click here …

Dr. Tukel and two CSU students discuss the value of visiting China

Dr. Tukel and Dr. Chen led a group of 31 CSU OSM students to China from March 7 – 16, 2014. Samah Assad of The Cauldron interviewed Dr. Tukel and two CSU students, Joe Vargo and Dominic Jurcisek-Ortolani, to gain insight regarding their nine-day academic adventure in China. Dr. Tukel shared that the decision to visit China was based on the country’s growing emphasis on supply chain.

OSM major Peggy Stropko speaks with “ENGAGE”

Peggy shares why she chose CSU, her plans after graduation, and an interesting fact.

Operations and Supply Chain Management students return from China

Cleveland State University students in the OSM Dept. travelled to China under the leadership of Dr. Oya Tukel and Dr. Jen-yi Chen. Dr. Birsen Karpak and five students from Youngstown State University accompanied the CSU group.

Pi Day Celebration hosted by the OSM Dept. and APICS at CSU was a sweet event.

On March 5, 2014, over 60 guests attended the Early Pi Day Celebration hosted by the OSM Dept. and APICS at CSU. The event provided an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to engage and exchange information. To view event pictures, click here …

APICS at CSU won third place in the 2014 Student Case Competition hosted by the Association for Operations Management (APICS) Mid Atlantic District.

The CSU undergraduate APICS team was comprised of four undergraduate Operations and Supply Chain Management students (Ronald Spring, Kelly Wasserman, Allen Dobranic, and Anthony Burch) and advised by Dr. Jen-Yi Chen. The competition was hosted from Feb. 21 - Feb. 22, 2014, and the CSU team won a prize of $ 1,500.00 for their APICS chapter and a medallion (see picture to the left). For additional information, click here …

Learning is enhanced at CSU when hosting visiting scholars - Dr. Yinfei Chen and Dr. Haibo Chen

Monte Ahuja College of Business welcomes visiting scholars, Dr. Yinfei Chen and Dr. Haibo Chen from Jiangsu University in China.

Celebrate Pi Day with the CSU Chapter of APICS

Join the CSU chapter of APICS and the OSM Department on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in BU 541 for the Second-Annual (early) Celebration of the Pi Day! For more information ...

Parker Hannifin Corporation recruitment event provides opportunities to CSU students

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, three Parker Hannifin Corporation representatives presented information to approximately 30 Cleveland State University students in the Operation and Supply Chain Management field who are seeking an internship or full-time employment.

Goodyear and Parker are recruiting at CSU for intern positions

The OSM Dept. at CSU is hosting recruitment events in the Monte Ahuja College of Business on February 7, 2014, with Goodyear and February 11, 2014, with Parker.

Join the CSU APICS organization on March 5th in celebration of an early Pi Day!

Mark your calendar to join the CSU student chapter of the national APICS organization on March 5, 2014, in celebration of an early Pi Day! This event is co-sponsored by the OSM Dept. at CSU.

Monte Ahuja College of Business Welcomes Visiting Scholars -
Dr. Jun and Dr. Zhao

The Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management at CSU is ecstatic to assist with hosting two visiting scholars, Dr. Dai Jun and Dr. Edward Zhao, from China.

Best wishes to the Monte Ahuja College of Business class of fall 2013

The Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management cordially extends best wishes to the Monte Ahuja College of Business class of fall 2013.

Winter Celebration

On Friday, December 6, 2013, Dr. Oya Tukel welcomed faculty, staff, friends and family to her home for a Winter Season Celebration.

Cleveland Indians offer employment opportunities to CSU students

Five enthusiastic representatives of the Cleveland Indians operation (under the leadership of Robert Avila and Natalie Deem) visited Monte Ahuja College of Business on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

Career Connections: CSU alumni share insight with CSU students

On October 24, 2013, a panel of four Cleveland State University alumni visited the Monte Ahuja College of Business and shared information about their career paths and experiences with current CSU students.

Nick Conley from Parker Hannifin discusses with CSU business majors employment opportunities

On October 11, 2013, Mr. Nick Conley from Parker Hannifin Corporation returned to the Monte Ahuja College of Business to participate in a recruitment event sponsored by the Dept. of OSM at CSU.

American Greetings visits CSU for Recruitment Event

Mr. Mark Mantin (Director of Order Management of Supply Chain) from American Greetings Corporation (AG) joined CSU students and faculty on October 10, 2013, to discuss employment opportunities at AG.

CSU faculty and APICS visit the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

CSU student chapter of The Association for Operations Management (APICS) and the Dept. of OSM sponsored a tour of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

Fall 2013 OSM Department Retreat

On Friday, August 30, 2013, the Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management at CSU attended its annual retreat which was held this year at the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant & Banquet Facility in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fall 2013 - OSM DBA Program Reception

In celebration of the 2013 Operations and Supply Chain Management DBA cohort, the Department of OSM at CSU hosted a reception on Friday, August 23, 2013, at the Wyndham Hotel to welcome the students into the prestigious DBA Program.

Mr. John Dedinsky receives award from the OSM Department at CSU

Mr. John Dedinsky, Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Procurement at Parker Hannifin Corporation, was recognized on Thursday, August 19, 2013, for his contribution in obtaining a generous monetary donation for the Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management at CSU.

OSM students attend the “Ohio Conference on Freight”

Dr. Oya Tukel, Dr. Jen-Yi Chen, and a group of Operations and Supply Chain Management students from CSU attended the "Ohio Conference on Freight" in Sandusky, Ohio.

Spend Spring Break 2014 in China

We will be taking our OSM students to China and Hong Kong during the Spring Break of 2014, with visits to supply chain companies in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong .

APICS at CSU Visits a Historical Mode of Transportation

On July 5, 2013, Cleveland State University APICS members, OSM students, and OSM faculty had the opportunity to learn and view one of the oldest ocean modes of transportation, “Tall Ships.” The CSU group attended the “Tall Ships Festival” in Cleveland, Ohio.

Supply-Chain Management: The New B-School Must-Have

“Our clients are always hiring talent in supply-chain management,” says Allan Krul, principal in the supply-chain and manufacturing operations practice at Deloitte Consulting in Atlanta.

OSM 493/696 - NEO Tours: Fastenal Co. Akron, Ohio

On Friday, June 28, The North East Ohio Supply Chain Tours students traveled to Fastenal's Distribution Center in Akron, Ohio.

Monte Ahuja College of Business hosted visitors from Shanghai Dian Ji University

On June 25, 2013, the Monte Ahuja College of Business welcomed visitors from the Shanghai Dian Ji University (SDJU) in China.

OSM 493/696 - NEO Tours: Cleveland Clinic Foundtaion in Cleveland, Ohio

On Friday, June 21, OSM students visited the Cleveland Clinic Distribution Center in Cleveland, OH. This excursion was part of the OSM 493/696 NEO Supply Chain Tours class that the OSM department offers typically during the summer session.

OSM 493/696 - NEO Tours: Quality Carrier in Barberton, Ohio

On Friday, June 14, OSM students traveled to Quality Carrier in Barberton, Ohio. The trip, a part of CSU's summer Northeast Ohio Supply Chain Tours, was arranged by the Operations and Supply Chain Management Department.

Dr. Tukel Speaks at The Great Lakes Science Center

Dr. Oya Tukel had the honor to speak at the career relevance session at Rotary Club's Project YESS graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

OSM 493/696 - NEO Tours: Toledo-Lucas County Port

On Friday, June 7, OSM students traveled to Toledo to tour the Toledo-Lucas County Port. The trip, a part of CSU's summer Northeast Ohio Supply Chain Tours, was arranged by the Operations and Supply Chain Management Department.

Corporate Roundtable at Eaton Corporation, Beachwood Ohio.

On June 7, 2013, The Professional Development Center, The Entrepreneurs EDGE, and Eaton Corporation organized a corporate event on the topic of “Conscious Capitalism: The Business Model of the 21st Century.”

The Hot New M.B.A.: Supply-Chain Management

The Wall Street Journal reports high demand for MBA in Operation & Supply Chain Management that leads to a lucrative business career.

OSM 493/696 - NEO Tours: AirGas Inc. Barberton, OH

Operations and Supply Chain Management students visited AMG, Airgas/Merchant Gas facility on Friday May 31st.

The OSM Faculty Attended The Analytics Summit 2013 in Cincinnati, OH

On May 31, 2013, OSM professors Jay Chen and Brad Eichhorn attended the 2013 Analytics Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.

OSM 493/696 tours Norfolk Southern Intermodal Facility

The first tour for OSM 493/696 students during the summer 2013 session was on Friday, May 24, 2013, to Norfolk Southern Intermodal Center in Maple Heights, Ohio.

Dean Percy’s Recognition Reception

On May 8, 2013, members of the Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management joined Dr. Ronald M. Berkman, President of CSU, and Monte Ahuja College of Business faculty and staff to recognize Dean Steven Percy for his outstanding leadership of the Monte Ahuja College of Business during the 2012-2013 academic year.

OSM Department Luncheon With Advising Staff

The Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management hosted a luncheon on Wednesday, May 15 to thank the Advising Department for their dedication and hard work during the year.

APICS to Tour Bay Corporation

Cleveland APICS, the Association for Operations Management, will be touring the Bay Corporation on Thursday, May 9. Bay Corporation, founded in 1979, is a local manufacturer and distributor of medical gas fittings and connections.

OSM Department Sponsors John Franklin, Cleveland Public School Student, in Rotary Club of Cleveland's Project YESS

The Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management is sponsoring John Franklin, a student from Cleveland Public Schools, in the Rotary Club of Cleveland's Project YESS. John was invited to a department gathering on May 2 to meet the faculty and staff.

Dr. Chung and Dr. Rom, Professors of Operations and Supply Chain Management, To Retire

On Thursday, May 2, the Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management hosted an informal lunch for two retiring professors, Dr. Chia-Shin Chung and Dr. Walter Rom.

Department of Student Life Awards and Recognition Ceremony

The Department of Student Life hosted the 40th annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 26th. The Awards Ceremony is an annual CSU tradition recognizing outstanding students from each college and department.

Rotary Club of Cleveland Awards of Excellence

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, nine CSU business students received Rotary Club Awards for Excellence at the Rotary Club’s luncheon meeting.

Coca-Cola tour provides real world perspective for supply chain students.

On April 12, 2013, APICS members and OSM students toured the Coca Cola bottling plant in Twinsburg, Ohio. Students learned about the operations of the plant and the supply chain through which bottlers satisfy the demands for a nationwide brand like Coca-Cola.

Dr. Susan Slotnick addresses transfer students at the Business Information Connection

The Business Information Connection event helped connect students to various resources and information and ensures they become engaged with campus activities.

Excel Course August 19 - 23, 2013: improve your business analysis and decision-making skills with our hands-on Excel course!

The Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management is offering an Excel Course on August 19-23, 2013.

Learn SAP and improve your hireability!

The OSM department will be hosting a SAP training course August 12 through 16!

OSM Department Represented at PMAC Trade Show

The Operations and Supply Chain Management Department attended the Purchasing Management Association of Cleveland Trade Show on March 21, 2013. PMAC's local membership comprises more than 250 supply chain management professionals representing over 100 companies from manufacturing, government, education, medical, institutional and service organizations through out Northeast Ohio.

Dr. Oya Tukel A Finalist in The 2013 EXPYS Awards

Dr. Oya Tukel was a finalist for Best College Advisor at the 2013 EXPYS Awards hosted by The North East Ohio Council for Higher Education.

APICS to Tour the Coca Cola Bottling Plant in Twinsburg, Ohio

On April 12, 2013, APICS- the Association for Operations Management - will tour the Coca Cola bottling plant in Twinsburg, Ohio. Call the OSM Department now to RSVP!

Pi Day Event Was A Success

The Pi Day Event hosted by APICS and The Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management was a success. Take a look at the photos!

APICS Professional Development Meeting on Thursday, March 14.

There will be an APICS Professional Development Meeting on Thursday, March 14. The presentation will focus on the architectural products market and will discuss how the supply chain supports winning in the industry. Drew Cooper, Regional Sales Manager at Forms+Surfaces will lead the presentation. Join us at the City Club of Cleveland to attend the meeting.

Cleveland State To Host Roundtable Discussion on Global Trade

The Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State, in partnership with APICS, will be hosting a roundtable discussion on Global Trade. Join us in the Student Center Ballroom (SC 313) on Friday March 8 from 7:30am - 9:30am.

China Trip Blog Is Now Online

Students attending the OSM Department China Trip will be blogging about their experiences. Read along and experience the trip with us!

The OSM Department Welcomes Assistant Professor Cigdem Ataseven!

After an intensive faculty search, The Operations and Supply Chain Management Department is pleased to welcome Cigdem Ataseven to the department.

Students Represent CSU at MidAtlantic District Case Competition

The APICS Student Chapter represented CSU in Harrisburg, PA in the Mid Atlantic District Student Case Competition on February 8th and 9th.

APICS Professional Development Meeting on February 14, 2013

APICS is hosting a Professional Development Meeting on February 14, 2013 at 5:30pm at the City Club of Cleveland.

Celebrate an early Pi Day with OSM and APICS.

Join the OSM Department and CSU APICS on March 7th for an informational event celebrating Pi Day (just a bit early). Free pie and other refreshments provided!

Farewell, Dr. Zhang!

Dr. Xiauhong Zhang, our Visiting Scholar from Shanghai Dianji University, is heading home after a full year in Cleveland.

CSU APICS to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Case Competition

The Cleveland State University APICS Chapter is traveling to Harrisburg, PA to compete in the Mid-Atlantic District Case Competition!

How much should you expect to earn in the OSM Industry? ISM's 2012 Salary Survey.

The Insitute for Supply Management released its annual study regarding compensation within the industry. There is considerable earning potential in Supply Chain Management!

Happy Holidays From OSM!

The Department hosted a holiday party for faculty, staff, and guests. We hope you have a wonderful holiday break!

Learn to negotiate with suppliers and vendors: OSM 696.

The Department will be offering OSM 696: Negotiation Strategies for Managers during Spring Semester 2013. Learn tools, techniques, and strategies to negotiate with suppliers and vendors and generate winning contracts.

Careers in OSM Information Session Photos

The Careers in OSM Information Session had a great turn out!

The Cleveland Indians are Recruiting at CSU

Jason Ellis, the Distribution Center Manager for the Cleveland Indians, will be visiting on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 9:00 AM in BU 128.

New Job Opportunity: Sea-land Chemical Company Supply Chain Team Leader

Sea-Land Chemical Company, a national supplier of specialty chemicals, is looking for a supply chain team leader who will be responsible for directing, managing and overseeing all aspects of the supply chain, including procurement, inventory management, logistics and warehousing. Interested applicants should contact the OSM Department.

Why Getting a Supply Chain Management MBA is Highly Recommended

"...the growing number of schools offering supply chain-focused MBA programs is evidence of this niche’s growing trend. Those who have an interest in supply-side management would be wise to look into this growing field—the time, not to mention the demand, has never been stronger."

SAP Course: Additional Session is now being offered Jan 2 - 6.

Due to excessive demand, The OSM department will be hosting an additional SAP training course January 2 through 6!

Careers in OSM Information Session

Join The OSM department at our meet and greet event to explore career opportunities in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

OSM Department participated in Midtown 10k.

The OSM department joined CSU students and staff in the Midtown 10k/5k.

OSM China trip featured in the Cauldron!

The Cauldron has featured the OSM department's 2013 Spring Break trip to China.

Contact Us

To learn more about the Department of Operations & Supply Chain Management, its programs, and its faculty members, explore this web site or contact Dr. Oya Tukel at o.icmeli@csuohio.edu or 216.687.4741.

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Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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Monte Ahuja Hall, Rm. 539
1860 East 18th Street
Phone: 216.687.4740
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