Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (ISSCM)

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Our vision is to be an excellent academic unit in business education, research, and practice through technology-enabled innovations and supply chain transformations that will embrace opportunities and tackle challenges of a connected, competitive world. The first degrees from this department were awarded in 1978 and, today the ISSCM Department continues to educate tomorrow’s workforce and leaders in supply chain and information systems.

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Samuel Ford is a senior with a dual major in management information aystems and accountancy at Wright State University. He works part-time in an internship while going to school full-time. Despite the heavy workload, he serves and leads two clubs. He is the president in the business honors society Beta Gamma Sigma, and an event preparation officer of the information systems and supply chain management club. Some of Sam’s favorite activities are spending time with his wife whom he married in July 2017, computer programming, playing softball, and trying new food.

Who majors in Computer Science and doesn’t want to program computers?  Diana Tullio of course!  “I love working with people and solving business problems especially if technology can enable the best solution.  Becoming a business person with a technical background has opened many doors for me,” says Diana.  That is how she has spent her career spanning three decades with companies such as NCR Corporation, Relizon, WorkflowOne, and Standard Register before joining Aileron at the beginning of 2017.  Her past roles have included technical support, program management, leading large customer ser

Department #braggingWrights

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accreditation—Our bachelor program in management information systems program was accredited in ABET in 2005, the first awarded to a management information systems program in a business college in Ohio. The program successfully held its reaccreditation visit in October 2017.
  • Center for Supply Chain Transformation—The center was established in 2012 by the late chair and it executes innovation in supply chain integration and optimization to improve business performance. Led by James Hamister, Ph.D., the center is strengthening collaborations with business partners and will host the first student Professional Sourcing Negotiation event.
  • Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching—In the past five years, our faculty have published 40 articles in top-tier journals such as MIS Quarterly (Anand Jeyaraj, Ph.D. in 2015), European Journal of Operational Research (George Polak, Ph.D., in 2016), and Journal of Supply Chain Management (David Hall, Ph.D., in 2017). Junior faculty Daniel Asamoah, Ph.D., and Amir Zadeh, Ph.D., each received research grants funded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Our faculty are also outstanding teachers who are dedicated to our students. Kevin Duffy, Ph.D., and Arijit Sengupta, Ph.D., have both received excellence in teaching awards by the Raj Soin College of Business and Alan Chesen, M.S., M.B.A, was awarded the Outstanding Lecturer Award by the university in 2004.
  • Corporate Advisory Board—The board is composed of 15 members who hold leadership positions in successful, influential corporations in information technology, logistics, manufacturing, government, and others in the greater Dayton region. The board members provide advice, assistance, and resources to help ensure that the curricula meet the needs of employers; provide speakers for classes; help fund scholarships; support program development, outreach, student employment, and faculty research. The board meets twice a year and is chaired by Don Hopkins, retired chief information officer of NCR.

Programs of Excellence

  • “Best Online Programs in Business.”—Two hybrid graduate programs, the Master of Information Systems and Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, received U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of one of the best online graduate programs for 2017 (63rd out of 139). The two graduate programs were among the very first in the nation featuring primary distance learning coupled with face-to-face residencies. The logistics and supply chain management program program started in 2005 and the information systems program started in 2008. By August 2017, 458 students graduated from the two programs.
  • Business Analytics—Business analytics is interdisciplinary in nature and equips our students with the most desired skills in today’s business world. We are the leading unit in the development and implementation of the business analytics concentration and dertificate program, which started Fall 2017. Students utilize our Data Analytics and Visualization Environment (DAVE) lab to master analytics skills such as data mining, data visualization, and storytelling with data. Our faculty research is also supported by having access to the data storage, applications, and big data infrastructure in the DAVE lab.
  • Service Learning—Information systems and supply chain senior students complete a capstone project that provides local companies and organizations with a supply chain- or IT-centered solution for their business challenge. This experience enhances students’ knowledge, ability, and skills in a real-world, applied context and benefits the business community in a wide range of industries. For instance, in Spring 2017, our supply chain management students proposed an electronic tracking system for Five Rivers Health Centers.


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