Supply Chain Analysis (IE 454)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Industrial Engineering(IE)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Mirehsan Hesam Sadatizamanabad msadati@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
IE401 MS401
Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Case Study
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CONTENT

Case studies featuring mathematical modeling and managerial discussion of supply chains. Application of production and operations management tools in analyzing real-world supply chain problems. Product development, capacity, distribution, inventory deployment, risk management, quality, service, coordination (information sharing and contracting), and information technology in supply chain management.

OBJECTIVE

This course is based on case studies, mathematical models and discussions on supply chain management. Students are expected to use production and operations management tools in addressing real-world supply chain problems. Topics include inventory management, contracting, coordination, information sharing, product development, distribution, outsourcing and information technology in supply chains.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Identify sources of inefficiency and conflict in supply chains and describe ways to overcome such inefficiencies
Discuss inventory management, network planning, distribution, procurement, contracting and product development issues in supply chains
Describe key supply chain concepts including risk pooling, bullwhip effect, coordination, push-pull boundary, and outsourcing
Relate industrial engineering and operations research methods obtained in previous courses to real-life supply chain problems
Use contemporary supply chain terminology
Demonstrate business case analysis skills
Engage in constructive classroom discussions

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Midterm 60
Exam 10
Assignment 10
Participation 20

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Simchi-Levi, D. Kaminsky, P., Simchi-Levi, E., Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Readings

Additional reading material to be announced in class.

Cases Most case studies are available in the coursebook. Supplemental reading material to be announced in class, including a number of Harvard Business School (HBS) cases. These should be purchased from the HBS publishing website http://www.hbsp.harvard.edu/hbsp/case_studies.jsp