Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution

Head: R. Langari

The College of Engineering offers web-based, graduate programs leading to the degree of Master of Industrial Distribution (MID) and Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM). Enrollment in MID and METM classes are restricted to students who have been admitted to the MID program and METM program, respectively.

The MID program of study has been designed for individuals with interest and/or background in industrial and high technology channels.

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

The METM program of study has been designed to provide individuals with technical talents and business acumen.

http://engineering.tamu.edu/etid/academics/degrees/metm

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.

TCMT 610 Engineering Personal Leadership

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Development of cognitive, emotional, behavioral capabilities; identification and exploration of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) competencies; focuses on both the art and science of emotional EQ.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 611 Financial Decision Making

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Addresses application of financial concepts in engineering decision making; exploration of analysis of labor and material expenses, accounting methods and forecasting; combines scenario discussions, reflections, group exercises, and practical application learning.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 612 Technical Management Decision Making

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Key business concepts, practical processes and analytical tools to make value-driven decisions; focuses on linage between managerial decisions and the performance of business enterprises; introduction to business strategy, financial principles, organization processes and people skills mangers must weigh when making executable judgement calls; analytical tools to evaluate decisions and communicate desired outcomes with different professionals; use of business cases and real-world projects to help master practical knowledge and apply immediately.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 621 Technical Project Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to project management; emphasis on technical skills needed to manage complex projects and soft skills needed to communicate and mange the project team within a corporate structure.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 622 Value Chain Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics for the quantitative management an optimal operation of a supply-chain; emphasis on the interdependencies among supply-chain processes, integration of engineering, operational and financial metrics, supply-chain capability and asset management.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 631 Capstone I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Addresses managing individual or collaborative engineering programs in complex dynamic business environments; provides tools and techniques to execute projects, programs and product enhancement initiatives that yield desired business results; learn through deductive, inductive and abductive analytical methods how to document and manage engineering program activities.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 632 Developing New Products

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Provides a technical background and understanding into the expectations, interactions, dependencies, deliverables and key components necessary to position new product within industry and utilizing the New Product and Service Development process (NSPD); relevant for mangers of innovation interested in exploring new products and services as an asset class and underpin market success; based around five key areas underpinning NPSD; introduction to real life examples and opportunities to utilize the entire NPSD process to develop a mock product.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 633 Contract and Risk Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic legal issues and terms commonly encountered by engineering businesses of all sizes; greater overall understanding of the company itself and allow technical professionals to more knowledgeably, efficiently and effectively lead their business; overview of relevant legal aspects of managing an engineering company with emphasis on contracts and intellectual property management; understanding of contract terms and clauses; identification and mitigation of areas of potential legal liability through contract negotiation; how to mange and commercialize intellectual property.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 641 Capstone II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Research project for firm or the Global Supply Chain Laboratory under the guidance of the instructor, other faculty and researchers in the lab; development of a problem statement, proposal, mid-term update, final report, and presentation for management.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 642 Managing Technical Teams

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Offers background, tools and basic understanding into the skills, traits, expectations and interactions of a manager or leader of a technical or professional team; compilation of tacit knowledge; focuses on eight key elements central and fundamental to successful technical leadership and management; introduction to a series of case examples or scenarios and appropriate readings and discussions to support concepts.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

Alvarado, Jorge L, Professor
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PHD, University of Illinois, 2004

Asadi, Amir, Assistant Professor
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PHD, University of Manitoba, 2013

Bosshard, John C, Lecturer
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 2012

Buchanan, Walter W, Professor
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PHD, Indiana University, 1993

Capar, Ismail, Associate Professor
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PHD, Mississippi State University, 2007

Chang, Yanling, Assistant Professor
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PHD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015

Clark Jr, Norman L, Instructional Associate Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 2015

Fang, Gwo-Ping, Associate Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1996

Fink, Rainer J, Associate Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1995

Goulart, Ana E, Associate Professor
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PHD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Gunasekaran, Senthilmu, Research Assistant Professor
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DEN, Texas A&M University, 2014

Hsieh, Sheng-Jen, Professor
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PHD, Texas Tech University, 1995

Hung, Nguyen P, Associate Professor
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PHD, University of California, Berkeley, 1987

Hur, Byul, Assistant Professor
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PHD, University of Florida, 2011

Iakovou, Eleftherios, Professor
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PHD, Cornell University, 1992

Jennings, Daniel F, Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1986

Johnson, Michael D, Associate Professor
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PHD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004

Keblis, Matthew F, Associate Professor
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PHD, University of Michigan, 1995

Krishnadevarajan, Pradip K, Lecturer
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MS, Texas A&M University, 2003

Kuttolamadom, Mathew A, Assistant Professor
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PHD, Clemson University, 2012

Lawrence, Frederick B, Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1999

Leon, Victor J, Professor
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PHD, Lehigh University, 1991

Ma, Chao, Assistant Professor
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PHD, University of California, 2015

Morgan, Joseph A, Senior Professor
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DEN, Texas A&M University, 1983

Nagarathnam, Bharani B, Instructional Assistant Professor
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MS, Texas A&M University, 2002

Natarajarathinam, Malini, Associate Professor
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DOC, University of Alabama, 2007

Nepal, Bimal P, Associate Professor
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PHD, Wayne State University, 2005

Obeidat, Suleiman M, Instructional Assistant Professor
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PHD, University of Oklahoma, 2008

Porter, Jay R, Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1993

Price, Angie H, Associate Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1999

Song, Xingyong, Assistant Professor
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PHD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2011

Vanajakumari, Manoj N, Associate Professor
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PHD, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, 2007

Wang, Jyhwen, Professor
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PHD, Northwestern University, 1991

Zhan, Wei, Associate Professor
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PHD, Washington University in St. Louis, 1991

Zoghi, Behbood B, Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1993