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Course Detail

Course Name Supply Chain Management
Course Code 15MEC340
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical 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 eprocurement. International issues in SCM – regional differences in logistics. Coordinated product and supply chain design – customer value and SCM.

Text Books

  • 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

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