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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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Scott R. Swenseth

Faculty Director of Business Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics
Supply Chain Management and Analytics
HLH 511 C
P.O. Box 884114
Lincoln, NE 68588-4114
(402) 472-3308
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  • Ph.D. in Business Analysis and Research (Operations Management and Logistics), Texas A&M University
  • M.B.A., Gonzaga University
  • B.S. in Marketing, Moorhead State University
  • A.S. in Liberal Arts, North Dakota State University - Bottineau Branch and Institute of Forestry
Areas of Expertise
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Planning and Control/Enterprise Systems
  • Lean Operations and Logistics
  • Simulation
  • Agribusiness and Health Care Operations
Curriculum Vita

Dr. Scott Swenseth holds a doctorate in Operations Management and Logistics from Texas A&M University. He joined the University of Nebraska – Lincoln faculty in 1987. His provides expertise in operations and supply chain management. He teaches courses in planning and control systems, logistics, sourcing and distribution, supply chain strategies and ERP, and previously taught courses in marketing and human resource management. Dr. Swenseth conducts research on the implementation of operations and supply chain management strategies and techniques; the effects of such implementations on other functional areas of organizations; and improved decision-making practices. Dr. Swenseth also serves as faculty advisor for Nebraska Supply Chain Club and has lead student teams in national and global competitions.

Swenseth’s work has been published in the International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operations Research, and Journal of Business Logistics. He is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute, APICS and the Institute for Supply Management.

Graduate Courses

Supply Chain Management Strategies (GRBA 815) - Strategic implications for the management and coordination of supply chains, including both internal and external operations and the information systems necessary for support.

Planning and Controlling Supply Chain Systems (SCMA 832) - Concentrates on higher management decisions involving the manufacturing, service, and public sectors. Facilities planning, labor, aggregate planning, strategic planning, capacity management, and trade-off analysis.

Advanced Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management (SCMA 834) - Focus on the improvement of supply chain operations through the application of lean management principles. Topics include just-in-time, six-sigma, theory of constraints, and associated tools and applications. 

Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain (SCMA 844) - Examination of physical distribution activities in the marketing mix from the viewpoints of both providers and users of components of logistics systems. 

Undergraduate Courses 

Operations and Supply Chain Management (SCMA 331) - Analytical management techniques for: ascertaining demand for the organization's goods and services; justifying and acquiring the necessary resources; and planning and controlling the transformation of resources into goods and services. 

Supply Chain Planning and Control Systems (SCMA 432) - Forecasting and planning for capacity management, materials management, utilization of facilities, managing and scheduling inventory, scheduling people and equipment, tracking people, orders, and equipment to ensure the accommodation of customer needs while maintaining effective and efficient processes.

Strategic Supply Chain Management (SCMA 474) - The focus of this course is on bringing together the concepts and theories of Supply Chain Management through the application in real world settings.