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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT April 2015 INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION Mohammad Nikoofal Office: 5325 INSTRUCTOR’S OFFICE HOURS

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT April 2015

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Mohammad Nikoofal Office: 5325
Mohammad Nikoofal
Office: 5325

INSTRUCTOR’S OFFICE HOURS AND E-MAIL

Office Hours

TBA

E-mail

mohammad.nikoofal@ucp.pt

CLASS INFORMATION

Class Room

Lecture Time

TBA

TBA

COURSE RELATED INFORMATION

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Beer Game Report

10%

Case Study Report

20%

Final Exam

70%

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course Description

Supply chain, the network of materials, information and money, has become a key dimension in business competition. Look around us, Apple, Wal-mart, IKEA, FedEx are the examples of extremely successful supply chain management, which helps them prevail in their own industries. Supply chain management focuses on delivering value to end-customers through integrated management of various processes such as procurement, supply management, transportation and logistics. The course will cover topics such as: supply chain network design, demand forecasting, managing inventories in supply chain, supply chain coordination via contract design, and the pricing and revenue management in supply chain. The teaching method, supported by case studies, is a combination of lectures and class discussions.

Course Learning Outcomes

(At the end of the course) students should be able to:

Ø Understand the basic concepts and key drivers in supply chain management

Ø Forecast demands in the future given statistical properties of the data stream

Ø Design supply chain using network optimization

Ø Make inventory replenishment decisions with or without demand uncertainty

Ø Design contract for supply chain coordination

Ø Make pricing decisions to maximize supply chain profit

COURSE MATERIALS

Ø Recommended textbook: Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation. Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl, 5 th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2013

Ø Cachon, G. 2003. Supply chain coordination with contracts. Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science: Supply Chain Management, edited by Steve Graves and Ton de Kok. North-Holland.

Lecture Notes:

Classes will be a combination of lecture, practical exercises and class discussion. Most of course materials (i.e., lectures and practical exercises) are available online for download at the course website. I will also post related slides before each class. Please check course website at least once before and after each lecture for posted announcements, and materials.

EXAMINATION

There will be one final exam to test your understanding of the material covered in the course. The exam will be closed book and closed notes. Students are not allowed to bring any additional material and information related to the exams. A formula sheet will be provided together with the exam. The formula sheet for the final can be downloaded from course website.

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE Although no attendance will be taken, students who expect to have to miss more than the occasional lecture are cautioned against taking the course. Note that the schedule below is not rigid and may require minor modification as the course progresses. Students are expected to master the following topics by reading their text, class notes and practicing with available exercises:

CLASS #

TOPIC

Understanding the Supply Chain (SC)

SC Drivers – Demand Forecasting

1

2

3, 4

Supply Chain Network Design

Managing Inventories in SC

Case Study Discussion

5, 6

Coordination in SC – Contracts – Beer Game

Pricing & Revenue Management in SC