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Supply Chain Management: Course outline (SCM-501)

Course content

1: Understanding the Supply Chain

What is Supply Chain?

The Objective of Supply Chain

The Importance of Supply Chain

Decision Phases in Supply Chain

Process Views of a Supply Chain

2: Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit and Scope

Competitive and Supply Chain Strategies

Achieving Strategic Fit

Expanding Strategic scope

Challenges to Achieving and Maintaining Strategic Fit

Achieving and Maintaining Strategic Fit in Emerging Retail


3: Supply Chain Drivers and Metrics

Impellers of Supply Chain

Financial Measures of Performance

Framework for Structuring Drivers







4: Designing Distribution Networks and Application to Online Sales

The role of distribution in the Supply Chain

Factors Influencing Distribution Network Design

Design Options for a Distribution Network

Online Sales and the Distribution Network

Distribution Networks in Practice

Recommended Book

Course content

5: Designing Global Supply Chain Networks

The Impact of Globalization on Supply Chain Networks

The Offshoring Decision: Total Cost

Risk Management in global Supply Chains

Discounted Cash Flows

To onshore or offshore: Evaluation of Global

Making Global Supply Chain Design Decisions

Uncertainty in Global Supply Chain

6: Coordination in Supply Chain

Lack of Supply Chain Coordination and the Bullwhip Effect

The effect on Performance of Lack of Coordination

Obstacles to Coordination in Supply Chain

Managerial Levers to Achieve Coordination

Continuous Replenishment and Vender-Managed Inventories

Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR)

7: Transportation in Supply Chain

The Role of Transportation in Supply Chain

Mode of Transportation and Their Performance

Transportation Infrastructure and Policies

Design Options for Transportation Networks

Trade-offs in Transportation Design

The Role of IT in Transportation

Risk Management in Transportation

Making Transportation Decision in Practice

Information technology in a supply chain

The Role of IT in a Supply Chain

The Supply Chain IT Framework

Customer Relationship Management

8: Internal Supply Chain Management

Supplier Relationship Management

The Transaction Management Foundation

The Future of IT in the Supply Chain

Risk Management in IT