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  • 1 Korea University of Technology and Education School of Industrial Management 307 Gajeon-ri, Byungcheon-myun Cheonan City Chungnam Province 330-708 Republic of Korea 307 Gajeon-ri, Byungcheon-myun Cheonan City Chungnam Province 330-708 Republic of Korea
  • | 2 Institute of Information Technology Assessment Human Resource Planning Team Seoul Republic of Korea Seoul Republic of Korea
  • | 3 Institute of Information Technology Assessment Human Resource Development Division Seoul Republic of Korea Seoul Republic of Korea
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Abstract  

Facing such serious problems in cultivating IT engineers as a mismatch in supply and demand of IT workers, shortage of globally competitive IT professionals, and insufficient education and training of university graduates, the Korean government has decided to adopt a new paradigm in national IT engineering education, based on supply chain management (SCM) in manufacturing. SCM weights improving competitiveness of the supply chain as a whole via a long-term commitment to supply chain relationships and a cooperative, integrated approach to business processes. These characteristics of SCM are believed to provide insight into a more effective IT education and industry-university relationship. On the basis of the SCM literature, a model for industry-oriented IT higher education is designed, and then applied in the field of computer-software engineering in Korea.