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Brewing Industry Field Study

The Brewing Industry Field Study is a winter term program designed for Supply Chain & Operations Management students.  Students take MGT 490, a special topics course, that introduces them to the processes and relationships involved with the rapidly evolving U.S. brewing industry.  The program visits over 40 breweries, hop farms, yeast labs, packaging and equipment manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and industry groups on a cross-country tour of industry hot spots in Ohio, Colorado, and North Carolina.

Contact: Dr. Peter A. Salzarulo, 513-529-4232,

Client-Based Projects

Student project teams work directly with corporate professionals in the supply chain and operations field.  The goal of these assignments is for students to apply Supply Chain and Operations Management concepts learned during their academic career at Miami to the real-world challenges and opportunities faced by their client companies.

Contact: Dr. Yao (Henry) Jin, 513-529-2158,

Case Competitions

Students have multiple opportunities to participate in company-hosted case competitions.  These are invaluable learning experiences as the students can apply what they have learned across a variety of courses.  For example, students compete in the General Motors-Wayne State competition and Miami hosts the Terillium Case competition.

Contact:  Tom Farnbacher, 513-529-1571,

MGT 451 Simulation

During the first half of the semester, student teams apply course topics to create a working production and material planning system.  Later, students apply production control strategies, including Theory of Constraints, to manage a simulated shop floor with the goal of maximizing net profit.

Contact: Dr. Peter A. Salzarulo, 513-529-4232,

Study Abroad

Supply Chain and Operations Management faculty routinely lead student groups abroad where students take MGT 295 – Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management.  This course is required for all FSB students.  Recent trips have visited Florence, London, Havana, and Argentina, among other locations.  Upcoming trips include FSB Asia (Winter 2022-23) and FSB Italy (Summer 2022).  The locale of the program changes yearly, so please contact the study abroad office or Dr. Huang for more information.

Contact: Dr. Xiaowen Huang, 513-529-2017,

Corporate Engagement Opportunities

Our Center for Supply Chain Excellence serves as the hub to connect professionals and alumni with our students and faculty. Our program is very hands-on and we have companies and supply chain professionals incorporated in many different ways. If you are a professional and would like to get involved with Miami’s SC&OM program, we are always looking to develop partnerships.

Contact: Dr. Monique Murfield, Director of the Center for Supply Chain Excellence,

Farmer School of Business Department of Management

3056 Farmer School of Business
800 East High Street
Oxford, OH 45056