Full course description
The course will provide state-of-the-art models, concepts and solution methods important in the design, control, operation and management of supply chains. The emphasis will be on the applications of operation research models to optimize the components of an integrated supply chain.
Supply chain is an integral part of most business operations. A product’s journey from the manufacturer to the eventual customer often involves multiple intermediaries such as wholesalers, distributors and retailers. Designing a cost-effective supply chain while promptly reacting to customer needs is a challenging task. The course is appropriate for individuals looking to advance or start their career in industry in the supply chain area. Where appropriate, case studies and management games will be used to illustrate the course material.
Week 1- Introduction to Supply Chain
Week 3-4: Sales Forecasting
Week 5: Aggregate Production Planning
Week 6: Case Study Presentation
Week 7: Exam
Week 8: Inventory Management
Week 9-11: Overview of Analytical Models in Supply Chain
Week 10: Spring Break
Week 12-13: Analytical Models for Supply Chain Network
Suchi Rajendran, Ph.D.
Joint program: Management and Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Non-credit, 4.5 continuing education credits
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