This course will provide an introduction to supply chains, logistics & supply chain management. Topics covered include supply chain performance and metrics related to facilities, inventory, transportation, sourcing, pricing and information. Design of distribution networks, forecasting, and planning of demand & supply would be covered. Contemporary topics like e-business, IT and global supply chains would also be covered.
Prerequisite: Requires junior or senior standing and EM 457 or BT 223 or EM 605.
Basics of cost accounting and cost estimation, cost-estimating techniques for engineering projects, quantitative techniques for forecasting costs, cost of quality. Basic engineering economics, including capital investment in tangible and intangible assets. Engineering project management techniques, including budget development, sensitivity analysis, risk and uncertainty analysis and total quality management concepts.
This course covers the area of business analysis that includes enterprise technologies, supply chain management, engineering management, systems engineering, decision support systems, e-business, process operations and reengineering, technology consulting and analytical modeling and the relating of Business Process Reengineering to quality improvement. The course will be broken in two components with the first focusing on implementing theory into action, showing use in process discovery and definition, diagnosis and improvement, design, support and enactment. The second part of the course uses case studies to demonstrate applications of process engineering to improve efficiency. Most application and case studies are information technology focused.
This course illustrates the theory and practice of designing and analyzing supply chains. It provides tool sets to identify key drivers of supply chain performance such as inventory, transportation, information and facilities. Recognizing the interactions between the supply and demand components, the course provides a methodology for implementing integrated supply chains, enabling a framework to leverage these dynamics for effective product/process design and enterprise operations.
School of Systems and Enterprises
Dr. Dugas has experience teaching computer science, information technology, software engineering, and mathematics. She has designed and taught face-to-face and online courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. She enjoys teaching a wide variety of topics, and especially exploring new developments in the field. She also possesses eight years experience in software development and project management.
At Stevens, Dr. Dugas designs and teaches Service Oriented Computing courses in the Webcampus program. Courses include Fundamentals of Service Oriented Computing and Online Social Networks for Service Oriented Computing. Dr. Dugas has also taught undergraduate Computer Science courses at Stevens.
Dr. Dugas’s professional interests include application development for mobile devices, especially Android devices using Java and XML. She is also interested in online social networks and their integration with other applications and websites. Additional areas of interest are Computer and Software Security, the use of Learning Management Systems, and Active/Cooperative Learning.
Research & Education
PhD, Indiana State University (Educational Technology)
MS, George Washington University (Computer Science)
BS, University of New Hampshire (Mathematics)
Experience & Service
Dr. Dugas spent the first part of her career in software development and project management at United Technologies, The Washington Post, and several Washington DC area consulting firms. She later turned to teaching and instructional design, and has designed and taught courses in engineering management, computer science, information technology, software engineering, and mathematics.
M. Ardis and C. Dugas. (Oct 20, 2004). "Test-First Teaching: Extreme Programming Meets Instructional Design in Software Engineering Courses", 34th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.
F. Lai, C. Dugas, D. Hofmeister. (Mar 1, 2005). "Designing Effective Instructional Strategies for Online Courses", 16th AACE Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference.
M. Ardis and C. Dugas. (Oct 19, 2005). "Diversity of Interaction in a Quality Assurance Course", 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.
S. Chenoweth, M. Ardis, C. Dugas. (Jun 2007). "Adapting Cooperative Learning to Teach Software Architecture in Multiple Role Teams", 114th American Society for Engineering Education Conference.
C. Dugas. (Oct 22, 2008). "No Computers? No Problem! Active and Cooperative Learning in an Introductory Computer Science Course", 38th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.
C. Dugas. (Apr 2005). "The Gender Gap in Higher Education", The Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences. 2 (9).
C. Dugas. (Jul 2006). "Digital Inequality, A Cause for Concern?", The Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences. 4 (10).
C. Dugas. (Dec 2005). "Adopter Characteristics and Teaching Styles of Faculty Adopters and Nonadopters of a Course Management System", Indiana State University. PhD thesis.