David J. Huff

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Clinical Professor, Office of Professional Graduate Programs

Department Supply Chain & Information Systems
Office Address 489B Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-1655
Email Address dhuff@psu.edu

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David Huff is the Director of Online Graduate Programs in Supply Chain Management and a Clinical Professor in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State, joining fall of 2004.

Expertise

Inventory Management, Sales-force Incentives

Education

Ph D, Operations Management, University of Rochester, 2005

MS, Management Science Methods, University of Rochester, 2001

MS, Mathematics, Brigham Young University, 1994

BA, Mathematics, Utah State University, 1992

Courses Taught

SCM 556 – Mfg Strategy (2)
Development of service-sensitive manufacturing strategies to support synchronized supply chains.

SCM 595 – Internship (3)
Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships.

SCM 844 – GLB MFG & SVC OPS (4)
A detailed review of concepts, tools, and strategies for managing global manufacturing and service operations. This course builds upon topics introduced in SCM 842 (Manufacturing and Service Operations Planning), as well as exposure to theory and higher-level topics in the manufacturing and services sectors. Key production functions of the supply chain along with the tools and techniques used for optimal manufacturing and operations management are reviewed within the framework of current and emerging supply chain theories and optimization processes. Specific topics include Project Management, Quality Management, Theory of Constraints, Planning and Execution, and Environmental Health and Safety issues, along with Sustainability Management.

SCM 597 – Special Topics (2)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be tuaght in one year or semester.

SCM 842 – MFG & OPS PLANNING (2)
Planning strategies for managing manufacturing and service operations within supply chains. This course provides foundation concepts necessary for understanding the production function in supply chains. It introduces the student to the strategic position of the operations function of a firm and gives an understanding of best principles and practices. The course covers the mission and strategy of a company and how that strategy feeds into the operations strategy ensuring that manufacturing and service delivery contribute to the success of the firm.

SCM 596 – Individual Studies (3)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

SCM 530 – Meth Scm (3)
Methods and tools to support supply chain decision making with emphasis on forecasting, inventory analysis, and demand planning.

BA 597 – Special Topics (2)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

B A 597A – Six Sigma Statistics (2)
Statistics course designed as a companion to the MBA Six Sigma course.

SCM 405 – Mfg Svc Strat (3)
Investigates manufacturing and services strategies in supply chain networks. SCM 405 Manufacturing and Services Strategies (3)This course examines manufacturing and services strategies, with special emphasis given to quality management concepts, methods, and issues. After completing this course, students will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:  Explain the role of manufacturing or services operations from the boundary-spanning perspective of supply chain management and how supply chain management can be used as a strategic competitive advantage  Articulate how the various components of a manufacturing strategy are integrated, particularly with respect to the use of information technologies for supply chains  Effectively apply operational and quality tools useful in implementing manufacturing strategies. Individual and team assignments form the basis for evaluation. Evaluation methods include a combination of class participation, exams, "hands-on" exercises, case studies, and written assignments. This is one of three prescribed foundation courses in the Supply Chain and Information Systems major for which B A 302 "Supply Chains" is a prerequisite. The course is also an important prerequisite for the capstone course in the major, SC&IS 450 "Supply Chain Leadership."

SCM 897C – Strategic Manufacturing and Service Operations (4)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may beoffered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year orterm.

B A 597B – Six Sigma Statistics (2)
Statistics course designed as a companion to the MBA Six Sigma course.

SCM 496 – Independent Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.

SCM 570 – Supply Chain Modeling (2)
Explore current modeling methods and software for design, analysis, execution and integration of supply chains.

SCM 200 – Introduction to Statistics for Business (4)
Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, statistical inference, regression and correlation, and forecasting.

QMM 582 – Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy (3)
Strategic decision context of manufacturing and its supply chains with linkage to corporate and business strategy.

SCM 301H – Supply Chain Management (3)
Supply chain management concepts, principles, and methodologies.

QMM 561 – Manufacturing Systems Planning and Control I (3)
Systems, components and configurations, flow of material and information in a manufacturing system.

QMM 593 – Field Experience in Manufacturing (3)
Experiential learning through the firsthand study of manufacturing plants and by interacting with manufacturing leaders.

SCM 494H – SC&IS Senior Honors Thesis (variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

PSU 006 – First-Year Seminar Business (2)
Facilitate student's adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life.

SCM 450 – Strategic Design and Management of Supply Chains (3)
Strategic design and management of supply chains.

B A 302 – Supply Chains (2)
Introduction to key elements and strategic importance of supply chain networks.

SC&IS 405 – Manufacturing and Services Strategies (3)
Investigates operations strategy and its relationship to other functions in the supply chain and presents quantitative tools for decision-making.

SC&IS 450 – Strategic Design and Management of Supply Chains (3)
Strategic design and management of supply chains.

MS&IS 200 – Introduction to Statistics for Business (4)
Introduction to business statistics including topics in probability theory, sampling, inference, quality assurance, regression, forecasting, and simulation.

Research Impact and Media Mention

"Empty Whole Foods Market store shelves anger shoppers", USA Today, Newspaper, www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/02/08/empty-whole-food-market-store-shelves-anger-shoppers/308599002/