Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution

http://id.tamu.edu/graduate/mid-program/program-overview/

Head: R. Langari

The College of Engineering offers a web-based, graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Industrial Distribution (MID). Enrollment in MID classes are restricted to students who have been admitted to the MID program. The program of study has been designed for individuals with interest and/or background in industrial and high technology channels.

ENTC 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of engineering technology. May be repeated for credit.

IDIS 611 Current Issues in Industrial Distribution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Contemporary issues and trends affecting participants in the industrial distribution industry; opportunities and challenges for leaders identified and explored from the perspective of industrial distributors, manufacturers and end users.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MID program.

IDIS 614 Industrial Distributor Networks

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Industrial distributor's network channel in distribution centers, warehouse management systems, hot-shot and standard truck fleets, forecasting and purchasing strategies for technical products; an examination of the integration of the field and inside sales force into distributor network strategy.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MID program.

IDIS 621 Industrial Distributor Processes I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Industrial distributor processes with an emphasis on assessing the value added effectiveness of specific industrial distributor initiatives.
Prerequisite: IDIS 644.

IDIS 622 Industrial Distributor Processes II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Continuation of IDIS 621.
Prerequisite: IDIS 621.

IDIS 624 Strategic Relationships for Industrial Distributors

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Issues related to establishing and maintaining a beneficial relationship between distributors and manufacturers; developing effective buyer-seller relationships in the industrial distribution sector.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MID program.

IDIS 634 Quality Concepts in Industrial Distribution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Concepts, issues and techniques used to plan, analyze, control, and improve the quality of industrial distribution products and processes for increased consumer satisfaction.
Prerequisite: IDIS 655.

IDIS 644 Industrial Distributor Information and Technology Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Industrial distributor's use of information systems to manage operations; combination of information systems and automation to achieve increased cross docking drop ships and automated tracking of industrial distributor operations metrics.
Prerequisite: IDIS 614.

IDIS 655 Global Distribution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Issues in global distribution on a small to large scale; emphasis on competitive global business strategies, cultural and exchange issues, distribution practices of other countries, global distribution networks, and transportation issues across the globe; an optional one week international trip to solidify foundation in international distribution concepts and strategies.
Prerequisite: IDIS 611.

IDIS 664 Distribution Profitability Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Integrating advanced financial and accounting analysis useful to distribution executives in assessing the financial performance of distribution operations. Concepts and techniques in using financial statements and industrial distribution industry studies to manage cash flow, debt, working capital risk, capital budgeting, credit, receivables, inventory, personnel and profitability.
Prerequisite: IDIS 624.

IDIS 674 Industrial Distribution Enterprise

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Explore changing environment of industrial distribution from globalization effects, environmental conditions, industrial distribution culture and organizational factors; focus on building, achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage.
Prerequisite: IDIS 664.

IDIS 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 6. 1 to 6 Other Hours.

Individual and group problems dealing with application of industrial distribution theory and practice; foreign and domestic projects of special interest. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the MID program and approval of program director.

IDIS 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of industrial distribution. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of MID program director.

IDIS 693 Professional Study

Credits 1 to 6. 1 to 6 Other Hours.

Approved professional study project in industrial distribution; preparation of a record of study summarizing the rationale, procedure and results of the completed study.
Prerequisite: Approval of MID program director.

Alvarado, Jorge, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, University of Illinois, 2004

Bosshard, John, Lecturer
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2012

Buchanan, Walter, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Indiana University, 1993

Capar, Ismail, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Mississippi State University, 2007

Clark, Norman, Senior Lecturer
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2015

Fang, Gwo-Ping, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1996

Fink, Rainer, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1995

Goulart, Ana, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Gunasekaran, Senthilmu, Lecturer
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
DEN, Texas A&M University, 2014

Hsieh, Sheng-Jen, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas Tech University, 1995

Hung, Nguyen, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, University of California, Berkeley, 1987

Iakovou, Eleftherios, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Cornell University, 1992

Jennings, Daniel, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1986

Johnson, Michael, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004

Kuttolamadom, Mathew, Assistant Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Clemson University, 2012

Langari, Gholamreza, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
MS, University of California, Berkeley, 1983

Lawrence, Frederick, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1999

Leon, Victor, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Lehigh University, 1991

Morgan, Joseph, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
DEN, Texas A&M University, 1983

Natarajarathinam, Malini, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, University of Alabama, 2007

Nepal, Bimal, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Wayne State University, 2005

Obeidat, Suleiman, Instructional Assistant Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, University of Oklahoma, 2008

Porter, Jay, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1993

Price, Angie, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1999

Song, Xingyong, Assistant Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2011

Sun, Gang, Instructional Assistant Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Iowa State University, 2010

Vanajakumari, Manoj, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, 2007

Wang, Jyhwen, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Northwestern University, 1991

Zhan, Wei, Associate Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Washington University in St. Louis, 1991

Zoghi, Behbood, Professor
Engineering Technology & Industrial Dist
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1993