Mar 23, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MB 7400 - Supply Chain Management

2 lecture hours 4 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course examines the modern concept of optimizing the entire supply chain, from raw material to customer. It considers each element going into supply chain management, including forecasting and planning, inventory, transportation, facilities, and product availability. Throughout, it identifies pressures to sub-optimize the supply chain, as each player attempts to optimize its own segment of the supply chain. (prereq: MB 6320 , MB 7500 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the issues current interest in optimizing entire supply chains
  • Understand supply chains and the issues involved
  • Analyze a supply chain and suggest ways it could be improve
  • Understand the major tools used to analyze and improve supply chains

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Supply chain management
  • Global optimization
  • Uncertainty
  • Logistics network configuration
  • Transportation networks
  • Simulation models
  • Inventory management and risk pooling
  • Forecasting methods
  • Information bullwhip effect
  • Supply chain integration
  • Push/pull distribution strategies
  • Supply chain management
  • 3PL RSP DI
  • Procurement and outsourcing strategies
  • Make/buy decisions
  • International issues
  • Coordinated product and supply chain design
  • Concurrent and parallel processing
  • Mass customization
  • Customer value and supply chain management issues
  • Measures of customer value
  • Information technology and supply chain management
  • Decision support systems modeling
  • Putting it all together

Thomas Eberle

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