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Course Detail

Course Name Supply Chain Management
Course Code 19MNG332
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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 e-procurement. International issues in SCM- regional differences in logistics. Coordinated product and supply chain design-customer value and SCM.

Textbook / References


  • Simchi-Levi,D.,Kaminsky,P.,Simchi-Levi,E., Shankar,R., ‘Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Cases’, Tata McGraw Hill, 2008.


  • Christopher, M., ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Strtegies 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’, 5e, McGraw Hill, 2005.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

Objectives and Outcomes


  • Understand the complexity and key issues in supply chain management.
  • Describe logistics networks, distribution planning, routing design and scheduling models.
  • Familiarize dynamics of supply chain and the role of information in supply chain.
  • Understand the issues related to strategic alliances, global supply chain management, procurement and outsourcing strategies.

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Analyze the complexity and key issues in supply chain management
  • CO2: Evaluate single and multiple facility location problems, logistics network configuration, vehicle routing and scheduling models
  • CO3: Analyze inventory management models and dynamics of the supply chain
  • CO4: Develop the appropriate supply chain through distribution requirement planning and strategic alliances
  • CO5: Identify the issues in global supply chain management, procurement and outsourcing strategies

CO – PO Mapping

CO1 3 1 1 1 3
CO2 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 2
CO3 3 3 3 3 2 3 1 1 3 2
CO4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2
CO5 3 3 3 1 3 1 1 3 2

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