Course Archives Statistical Quality Control & Operations Research Unit
Level: Postgraduate
Time: Currently offered
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Syllabus: Introduction: Understanding the Supply Chain, Supply chain networks, Integrated supply chain planning, process view (mapping and flow chart) of a supply chain, supply chain flows, Overview of supply chain models and modeling systems, Supply chain planning: Strategic, operational and tactical.
Management Philosophy: Supply Chain Management as a Management Philosophy, Function of Supply Chain Management, Customer focus in Supply Chain Management, Buyers and Suppliers Perspective, Value chain.
Strategies and Performance: Supply chain strategies, Supply chain performance achieving strategic fit through different steps, Obstacles to achieving Strategic Fit, value chain. Supply chain performance measurement: Supply chain drivers, Metrics and obstacles, The balanced score card approach, Performance Metrics.
Planning Supply and Demand: Role of Forecasting in a supply chain, Factors of Demand Forecast, Basic approach to Demand Forecasting, Aggregate planning in supply chain, Managing Predictable variability.
Planning and Managing Inventories: Introduction to Supply Chain Inventory Management cycle and safety inventory. Inventory theory models: Economic Order Quantity Models, Reorder Point Models and Multiechelon Inventory Systems, Relevant deterministic and stochastic inventory models.
Distribution Management: Role of transportation in a supply chain direct shipment, warehousing, crossdocking; push vs. pull systems; transportation decisions (mode selection, fleet size), Facilities decisions in a supply chain, Supply chain facility layout and capacity planning, Designing Distribution Networks and Applications to eBusiness, Information Technology in a Supply Chain.
Strategic Cost Management: The financial impacts, Pricing and Revenue Management in the Supply Chain, Volume leveraging and cross docking, target pricing, Measuring service levels in supply chains, Customer Satisfaction / Value / Profitability.
Case Studies and Use of software packages like CPLEX.

Reference Texts:
1. Supply Chain Management: By Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl and D.V. Kalra, Pearson Education, 3rd Ed., 2007.
2. Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operation: By Chopra, Sunil, and Peter. Meindel, 2004, 2nd edition, Pearson Education (ISBN 81 297 0172 3).
3. Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Cases and Concepts: By Raghuram, G. and N. Rangaraj, 2000, Macmillan, New Delhi.
4. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies: By Simchi Levi, D., P. Kaminski and E. Simchi Levi, 2003, 2nd Edition, Irwin, McGraw Hill.
5. Modelling the Supply Chain: By Shapiro, J., 2001, Duxbury Thomson Learning.
6. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Case Studies, Second Edition: By David Simchi Levi, Philip Kaminsky, and Edith Simchi Levi, McGraw Hill/Irwin, New York, 2003.
7. Introduction to Supply Chain Management: By Robert Handfield & Ernest Nichols, Prentice hall Publishers, 1999.
8. Supply Chain Management: By John T Menzer, Response Books (Sage Publishers, 2001.
9. The Management of Business Logistics: A Supply Chain Perspective: By John J. Coyle, Edward J. Bardi and C. John Langley Jr., Thomson Asia, 7th Edition.
10. Business Logistics/Supply Chain Management: By Ronald H. Ballou, Pearson Education, India, Fifth edition, 2003.
11. Essentials of Supply Chain Management: By R.P. Mohanty and S.G. Deshmukh, Jaico Publishing House

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