Frank L. Chelko

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Instructor of Supply Chain & Information Systems

Office Address 425 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-2484
Email Address flc105@psu.edu

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Frank Chelko is a Supply Chain and Operations Associate Teaching Professor with the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. and 2008 recipient of the Dillwyn Paste III Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Mr. Chelko's instructional expertise includes: Manufacturing and Service Operations, Quality Management, Project Management, Materials/Procurement Management, Lean Supply Chain Strategies as well as Six Sigma Black Belt Training/Certification. His employment for the Smeal College of Business began in the spring semester of 2001. Frank was formerly the Corporate Director of Quality and Reliability Assurance for C-COR.net, a manufacturer of telecommunications electronics equipment and software. Mr. Chelko led the corporation's efforts in achieving the Baldrige based Central Pennsylvania Quality Award in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. Executive management experience includes the leadership of quality assurance, manufacturing operations, manufacturing technology transfer (Far East and Europe) and includes project management of new product engineering within high-tech start-up companies as well as several Fortune 500 corporations. Mr. Chelko's past employment includes Xerox Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, Seagate Technology and Conner Peripherals as well as several entrepreneurial start-ups located in California's Silicon Valley. Mr. Chelko in 2007-2008 also served as an elected faculty senator representing the Smeal College of Business and is currently a faculty advisor to the Masters in Manufacturing Management QMM program.

Education

MS, Quality and Manufacturing Management, The Pennsylvania State University, 2000

BS, Electrical Electronics Technology, Point Park University, 1972

Electrical Electronics Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, 1969

Courses Taught

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.

BA 302 – SUPPLY CHAINS (3)
BA 302 provides non-business students with an introduction to the issues and decisions routinely faced by supply chain managers and the impact of effective supply chains on today's business environment. Using the Supply Chain Operations Reference model as a framework, this course considers how successful firms plan, integrate and execute sourcing, manufacturing, customer fulfillment, reverse logistics and sustainment processes across a complex marketplace to provide value to the customer. The course looks at the interplay and coordination of product, financial and information flows through a supply chain resulting in value creation for the customer and competitive advantage for the firm. Students will consider the roles of drivers such as cost, quality, time, flexibility, innovation and information sharing in designing supply chain strategies in support of overarching business strategies. Through detailed exploration of models, case studies and real world events, coupled with the application of operations management tools and techniques, the course provides the opportunity to identify and dissect issues, and develop solutions to supply chain challenges not only faced by today's business managers, but also impact the customer. The course examines supply chain organization, implementation and management planning, the evaluation and control of manufacturing processes, and the execution of supplier and customer management activities. Students will use basic information technologies and programs to leverage tools like business process mapping, value indexing, and total cost analysis to aid in the identification and mitigation of supply chain issues in a global business environment. Students will also be exposed to current supply chain issues such as sustainability and the impact of boundary-spanning information technologies as relevant keys to competitive advantage. The course provides the basic supply chain knowledge and skills necessary for the non-business major to be an effective member of a cross functional team in a professional business environment while providing a level of understanding to benefit the student in navigating the complex customer fulfillment issues present as a consumer of goods and services in today's globally connected marketplace. A student may not receive credit towards graduation for both BA 302 and and SCM 301.

SCM 810 – Transportation and Distribution (4)
Role of transportation and distribution operations in matching supply withdemand; principles of transport industry analysis and competitivepositioning.

SCM 815 – Product Realization: Supply Chain Integration
The concurrent development, production and supply chain processes required to successfully realize a product from concept to steady state manufacturing.

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 406 – Strategic Procurement (3)
Analysis of strategic procurement in the supply chain.

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

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

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

B A 499 – Foreign Study--Business Administration (3)
Study in selected countries of business institutions, functions, and current business problems.

I B 399 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

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

SCM 597B – Effective Project Management (2)
A focused overview highlighting principles of Six Sigma methodology including implementation of proven principles and techniques for business performance.

B A 296 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

QMM 872 – Design Practice for Manufacturing II (3)
Contemporary concepts in design and design practice with emphasis on logistics, risk, design and manufacturing readiness, and production.

SCM 404 – Demand Fulfillment (3)
Analysis of demand fulfillment and the role of distribution operations management in the supply chain.

QMM 851 – Quality Management (3)
Concepts of design, assessment, and improvement of quality systems; customer needs analysis, identification of opportunities for application of measurementtechniques.

QMM 871 – Design Practice for Manufacturing I (3)
Contemporary concepts in design and design practice with emphasis on engineering, business, and human strategic issues.

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

QMM 897A – Quality Management (3)
Concepts of design, assessment, and improvement of quality systems; customer needs analysis, identification of opportunities for application of measurement techniques.

SCM 406W – Strategic Procurement (3)
Analysis of strategic procurement in the supply chain.

SCM 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.

SCM 421 – Supply Chain Analytics (3)
Problem solving and modeling methods for analyzing supply chains management.

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

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.

SC&IS 406W – Strategic Procurement (3)
Analysis of strategic procurement in the supply chain.

OISM 418 – Materials Management (3)
Design of planning and control systems for managing the flow of materials.

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

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.

OISM 470W – Total Quality Management (3)
Development of quality systems in organizations; process reengineering, benchmarking and assessment. Fundamentals of statistical quality control.

QMM 551 – Quality Management (3)
Concepts of design, assessment, and improvement of quality systems; customer needs analysis, identification of opportunities for application of measurementtechniques.

QMM 571 – Design Practice for Manufacturing I (3)
Contemporary concepts in design and design practice with emphasis on engineering, business, and human strategic issues.

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"Central Pennsylvania Quality Award 1999,2000,2001,2002", Centre Daily Times
"Penn State Executive Programs - Grainger", Pennsylvania Business Central