COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Supply Chain Management
Course Code: 
15MEC340
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Supply Chain Management' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction: Introduction to SCM - the complexity and key issues in SCM – Location strategy – facility location decisions – single facility and multiple location models.

Logistics: Logistics Network Configuration – data collection - model and data validation - solution techniques - network configuration DSS – Transport strategy – Service choices: single service and inter modal services – vehicle routing and scheduling models – traveling salesman problems – exact and heuristic methods.

Unit 2

Inventory: Inventory Management and risk pooling - managing inventory in the SC. Value of Information - bullwhip effect - lead time reduction.

Supply Chain Integration: Supply chain integration - distributed strategies - push versus pull systems.

Distribution Requirements Planning – DRP and demand forecasting, DRP and master production scheduling. DRP techniques – time-phased order point – managing variations in DRP – safety stock determination - Strategic alliances - third party logistics - distribution integration.

Unit 3

Issues in SCM: Procurement and outsourcing strategies – framework of eprocurement. International issues in SCM - regional differences in logistics. Coordinated product and supply chain design - customer value and SCM.

  • Simchi D. and Levi - ‘Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Cases’ - McGraw Hill - 2002
  • Christopher M. - ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Strategies for Reducing Cost and Improving Service’ – PH - 1999
  • Ballou M. - ‘Business logistics / Supply chain management’ - Pearson Education - 2003
  • Vollmann T. E. - ‘Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management’ - McGraw Hill – 2005 - 5th Edition