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