Feb 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IE 4880 - Supply Chain Engineering

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Supply chain design and logistical planning and execution are critical areas for many businesses and industries. This class is intended to increase students’ understanding of how to apply engineering methods to supply chain related problems. Student influenced course topics may include but are not necessarily limited to: supply chain demand modeling, multi-tier forecasting and coordination, negotiation strategies, total acquisition cost calculation, make versus buy decision analysis, integration of supply chain with product development, dynamic lot sizing inventory models, and the bullwhip effect. Industry applications and case studies illustrate concepts and challenges. (prereq: MA 262 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand how engineering methods apply to supply chain problems
  • Model a dynamic supply chain
  • Forecast demand and incorporate this forecast across the supply chain model
  • Complete a capacity planning analysis
  • Understand negotiation strategies and where to apply them
  • Explain software tools and methods available for logistical network design and operation
  • Understand make versus buy decisions and the associated cost analysis
  • Understand the bullwhip effect and how it can be dampened

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Introduction to supply chain engineering
  • Operations research models for supply chain analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Capacity planning
  • Negotiation strategies
  • Software tools and methods for logistics network design
  • Make versus buy decisions
  • Bullwhip effect and other flow problems
  • Integration problems in supply chain management
  • Industry applications and case studies

Dr. Aaron Armstrong

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