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MBA 735 Operations Management (3)

All organizations have operations where inputs are transformed into outputs.  Topics typically include the following: forecasting; aggregate planning; inventory management; scheduling of workers, jobs, tasks, or projects; and quality assurance.   Managerial problems are solved through the use of quantitative methods and models.  A manufacturing setting is used for illustrative purposes. 




Dr. Elizabeth Sharer

Assistant Professor of Management


Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.S. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.F.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Areas of Expertise

Management Science
Location Theory
Supply Chain Management
Evolutionary Algorithms


Elizabeth Sharer is Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business at Francis Marion University. Dr. Sharer teaches operations management, manufacturing planning and control, decision support systems, and does research in optimization of location models, and purchase and contracting models. She has published scholarly papers in European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, and other journals. She is also an active participant at INFORMS.

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