Industrial Organization, Logistics and Technology Division
Industrial Organization, Supply Chain and Purchasing:
This department designs, coordinates, and provides training on industrial organization, purchasing and supply chain as fundamental aspects of managing businesses.
Our courses are presented in all Toulouse Business School programs and on many of the campuses, from the Bachelor’s program to MBAs and Executive Education.
In addition, the department offers advanced programs dedicated to students who are oriented towards supply chain and purchasing professions (including industry, consulting, distribution, transport, etc.) and require special expertise. Those programs include:
- The MSc of Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, within the Master in Management Program in Toulouse.
- The MSc of Supply Chain and Lean Management (SCALE), in collaboration with the Ecole des mines d’Albi-Carmaux
- The Specialized Master® MASC of “Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager”, taught in French. In this program, we train high-level experts with a dual competence in the fields of purchasing and supply chain.
Our objective is to teach students the rigorous concepts, tools and methods necessary for any manager who wishes to understand and master the challenges and constraints of supply/ production/ distribution flows in a complex and changing economic as well as technological environment (digitalization, regulations and compliance, geopolitics, international trade dynamics, sustainable development, etc.).
Companies regularly deal with these flows to take operational decisions (like stock levels, transport modes, frequency of deliveries, quantities per delivery, quantities produced per year, etc.) as well as economic decisions (like the choice of product, price, technological positioning of the products sold, choice of marketing areas, choice of suppliers, etc.). One major aspect of managing industrial organizations is to allow a better understanding and analysis of these economic decisions within supply chains.
The scope of managing a supply chain covers the internal organization of companies in the supply chain, the determinants of the structure of firms and industries, the study of vertical relationships between organizations, the analysis of market behaviors of companies (oligopolies, cartels, collusion, predation, etc.), the innovation strategies of firms, etc.
The professors in the department are members of the Research Center of Toulouse Business School. The results of their research are published in reference books as well as in the best international academic journals such as Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, International Journal of Industrial Organization, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Economic Theory, International Journal of Production Research, Review of Industrial Organization, Review of Network Economics, Operations Research Letters, Computers and Operations Research, Annals of OR, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Economic Review, Transportations Research part A, Marketing Letters, Telecommunication Policy, etc.