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.
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.
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.