Supply Chain Management (OPIM 401)

2021 Spring
School of Management
Opera.&Info. Syst. Man.(OPIM)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Füsun Ülengin fulengin@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
OPIM301
Formal lecture
Discussion based learning,Case Study
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CONTENT

Supply chain management emphasizes the coordination of all activities carried out for the supply of goods and services. The course introduces the importance of coordination between different parties in the supply chain from suppliers (and their suppliers) to customers (and their customers). Topics include demand forecasting, aggregate planning, purchasing, inventory management, warehousing, and distribution planning.

OBJECTIVE

Supply chain management activities include demand forecasting, inventory control, material handling, order processing, parts and service support, plant and warehouse site selection, procurement, return goods handling, traffic and transportation, warehousing and storage, information management, e-commerce design, contracting, and customer service. This course will provide students with the knowledge and the tools necessary to develop, implement, and sustain strategies for managing supply chains. It will emphasize on real-life applications as well as conceptual developments and basic analytical methods that provide basic insights for effective management of supply chains.

LEARNING OUTCOME

1. Describe important components of supply chains and decision processes in managing supply chains.
2. Use basic analytical methods to develop usable techniques in real life problems.
3. Asses suitability of certain supply chain practices or structures for the supply and demand environments in which the firms operate.
4. Interpret results of basic theories from inventory, pricing and distribution and transportation planning that would be instrumental in managing real-life supply chains.
5. Distinguish between challenges in managing a national supply chain versus a global supply chain.
6. Discuss the significance of supply chain management and in and its relation to other business disciplines such as operations, marketing, finance, etc.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Midterm 60
Participation 15
Group Project 25

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Simchi-Levi, D., P. Kaminsky and E. Simchi-Levi, Designing and Managing the Supply Chain, Third Edition, Irwin McGraw Hill, 2008.