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OIT 268: Making Data Relevant

Data is everywhere. Firms collect it. Data on customers' preferences are collected through websites or loyalty programs or cash registers. Data on employees' traits are collected through in-house databanks or social networking sites. All of us are used to thinking about data. How can you make data relevant to doing your job? How can data analysis serve to increase your competitive advantage over that of others? This class goes beyond graphing data in bar charts or time trends. It makes you think about causal relationships. The examples we use are primarily taken from talent management, because it's easy to think about our own careers or those of our employees. But the tools covered extend to all contexts, and your project is on an idea of your choosing. The class focuses on the use of regressions to think experimentally. To take the class, you should have covered regression analysis in a former class (such as an econometrics course for economics majors) or be comfortable with learning basic math concepts quickly. You also should understand distributions of data (such as the Bell curve, or normal distribution), but this topic is not covered. There are no required proofs or derivations; you've done that as undergraduates. This is about using data: we use cases, examples, Notes written for the class, and a quiz, final exam, and several assignments in which you play with data sets to answer questions. Note that this 4-unit course, if successfully completed, counts for the Data Analysis foundations requirement.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Shaw, K. (PI)

OIT 269: MSx: Operations

This course focuses on basic managerial issues arising in the operations of both manufacturing and service industries. The objectives of the course are to familiarize students with the problems and issues confronting operations managers and to introduce language, conceptual models, and analytical techniques that are broadly applicable in confronting such problems. The spectrum of different process types used to provide goods and services is developed and then examined through methods of process analysis and design.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Lee, H. (PI)

OIT 334: Design for Extreme Affordability

This course is a Bass Seminar. Project course jointly offered by School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business. Students apply engineering and business skills to design product or service prototypes, distribution systems, and business plans for entrepreneurial ventures that meet that challenges faced by the world's poor. Topics include user empathy, appropriate technology design, rapid prototype engineering and testing, social technology entrepreneurship, business modeling, and project management. Weekly design reviews; final course presentation. Industry and adviser interaction. Limited enrollment via application; see http://extreme.stanford.edu/index.html for details.
Units: 4 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

OIT 364: Global Operations

Globalization of businesses has resulted in companies having to manage global networks of suppliers, integrators, contract manufacturers, logistics service providers, distributors, and service support operators in geographically dispersed locations. The customer network is also globally distributed. This course will focus on (1) how global and international companies can overcome the geographical, cultural, and organizational barriers, and leverage the strengths of the network to create values, and (2) how these companies may use different ways to manage operations in different regions to take full advantage of the local strengths and limitations. The course will be based on cases on innovative strategies and tactics used by global and international companies.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Lee, H. (PI)

OIT 558: Designing Large-Scale Nudge Engines

In many of the challenges faced by the modern world, from overcrowded road networks to overstretched healthcare systems, large benefits for society come about from small changes by very many individuals. This course survey the problems and the cost they impose on society. It describes a series of pilot projects which aim to develop principles for inducing small changes in behavior in Societal Networks--transportation networks, wellness programs, recycling systems and, if time permits, energy grids. Students will learn how low-cost sensing and networking technology can be used for sensing individual behavior, and how incentives and social norming can be used to influence the behavior. The effectiveness of this approach in pilots conducted in Bangalore (commuting), Singapore (public transit system), Stanford (congestion and parking), and a wellness program at Accenture-USA will be discussed. Students may experience the incentive platform as participants.nnThis course significantly overlaps with OIT 258 - Incentive Mechanisms for Societal Networks. If you took this class last year, you may not take OIT 558.
Units: 1 | Grading: GSB Pass/Fail

OIT 562: Supply Chain Management & Technology

This course offers an overview of eight technologies for enterprise computing. They are: ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), EAI (Enterprise Application Interface), data mining, cloud computing, eCommerce, RFID/NFC, mobile technologies, and social network data analytics. On each topic, we discuss underlying technologies and applications using a variety of business cases.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
Instructors: Whang, S. (PI)

OIT 565: The Role of Information Technology in the New Energy Economy

One of the most interesting and underexplored areas in modern technology is, as Dan Reicher at Stanford has put it, "where energy technology (ET) meets information technology (IT)". The main driver of widespread use of computing in the modern age is the rapid reduction in the cost of computing services caused by Moore's law. At the same time, a substantial increase in the energy efficiency of computing (doubling every year and a half for more than six decades) has led to a proliferation of mobile computers, sensors, and controls, with implications that have only recently begun to be understood.nnnThis class will explore the direct and indirect implications of applying information technology to the production, delivery, and use of energy and associated services. It will first review current knowledge about the direct energy use associated with information technology, including data centers, personal computers, cellular telephones, mobile sensors, and other IT equipment. It will also summarize the state of knowledge about the types, amount, and growth rates of energy services delivered in the US and globally. Finally, it will explore the applications to which information technologies have been put in the energy industry, ranging from the use of visualization and analysis techniques to improve the results of oil and gas exploration, to the computer-aided design of wind turbines and automobiles, to the implications of wireless sensors and controls for the more efficient and effective use of energy. The class will culminate in student projects, typically business plans for new ventures using IT to radically transform how we understand and respond to the world around us.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

OIT 602: Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management I

In tandem with OIT 603, this course explores the application of stochastic modeling and optimization to two closely related problem areas: (a) dynamic price selection, and (b) dynamic allocation of limited capacity to competing demands. As background, students are assumed to know stochastic process theory at the level of Statistics 217-218, microeconomics at the level of Economics 202N, and optimization theory at the level of MS&E 211, and to have some familiarity with the basic ideas of dynamic programming. Additional dynamic programming theory will be developed as needed for the applications covered. Emphasis will be on current research topics, especially in the realm of airline revenue management.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

OIT 603: Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management II

In tandem with OIT 602, this course explores the application of stochastic modeling and optimization to two closely related problem areas: (a) dynamic price selection, and (b) dynamic allocation of limited capacity to competing demands. As background, students are assumed to know stochastic process theory at the level of Statistics 217-218, microeconomics at the level of Economics 202N, and optimization theory at the level of MS&E 211, and to have some familiarity with the basic ideas of dynamic programming. Additional dynamic programming theory will be developed as needed for the applications covered. Emphasis will be on current research topics, especially involving customized pricing of financial services. OIT 602 is not a prerequisite for OIT 603 but is highly recommended.
Units: 2 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded

OIT 624: Theory of Inventory Management

The course provides students a strong theoretical background in several fundamental aspects underlying inventory theory. Topics include deterministic inventory models (EOQ, Power-of-two policies, ELS, serial and assembly networks), the Newsvendor model, multi-period stochastic inventory theory, serial and multi-echelon models, approximation algorithms, batch ordering and lost-sales models, infinitesimal perturbation analysis, distribution-free inventory theory, models for joint pricing and inventory decisions. The course also provides an overview of relevant mathematical concepts used in inventory theory, including convexity, duality, probability theory, finite and infinite state Markov decision processes, and comparative statics.
Units: 3 | Grading: GSB Letter Graded
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