Supply Chain Management

GSM OM 854

This course presents tools and modeling frameworks that are relevant to solving today's supply-chain problems. The class will offer a mixture of case discussions, lectures, games, and outside speakers. Case discussions will cover subjects including designing new-product supply chains, optimizing inventory levels, quick response, the role of b2b exchanges, and managing capacity for short life-cycle products. Lectures will provide the theoretical foundation for the course. Although the course does not focus extensively on mathematics, enough detail will be provided so that students can apply the material in practice. Games including the distribution game, the OPT game, and the Beer Game will reinforce the concepts in a constructive way. Finally, outside speakers from a number of companies will present real-world examples of how supply-chain models are being deployed in practice. This course has been designed for students who will be working in consulting or supply-chain management after graduation. Additionally, for students interested in finance or marketing, the course provides solid exposure to an area that is integral to any product-focused company.

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
F1 TBA M 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

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