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Required text

Amazon logo [SPP] Silver, Edward, David Pyke, and Rein Peterson. Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling. 3rd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. ISBN: 9780471119470.

Optional texts that you may find useful for your library

Amazon logo [N] Nahmias, Steven. Production and Operations Analysis. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN: 9780071238373.

Amazon logo [CM] Chopra, Sunil, and Peter Meindl. Supply Chain Management. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN: 9780131730427.

Amazon logo [B] Ballou, Ronald. Business Logistics Management. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003. ISBN: 9780130661845.

Amazon logo [CT] Cachon, Gerard, and Christian Terwiesch. Matching Supply with Demand: An Introduction to Operations Management. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2005. ISBN: 9780072918991.


Course introduction and objectives

Concepts and approaches to supply chain uncertainty

SPP, chapters 1-2, pp. 3-26.
2Supply chain fundamentals and segmentation analysisSPP, chapter 3, pp. 27-66.
3Demand forecasting I: Time series analysisSPP, chapter 4, pp. 74-134.
4Demand forecasting II: Causal analysisSPP, chapter 4.4.1, pp. 83-85.
5Demand forecasting III: New product forecastingHandout
6Demand forecasting IV: Connections to planning and managementHandout
7Inventory management I: Level demand, EOQ, sensitivitySPP, chapter 5.1-5.4, pp. 149-159.
8Inventory management II: EOQ extensions, discounts, exchange curves, etc.SPP, chapter 5.5-5.10, pp. 159-182.
9Inventory management III: Time-varying demand (fixed horizon)SPP, chapter 6, pp. 198-222.
10Review of probability and statistics using Excel and textbook
11Inventory management IV: Probabilistic demand, safety stockSPP, chapter 7.1-7.6, pp. 232-252.
12Inventory management V: Backorder costs, implied costs, extensions, A and C itemsSPP, chapter 7.7-7.9 and 7.11, pp. 253-280 and 284-295.
13Problem solving session: Probabilistic demand
14Inventory management VI: Special products — fashion, style, and perishable goodsSPP, chapter 10, pp. 382-404.
15Inventory management VII: MRP and DRP systems
16Inventory management VIII: Inventory management and optimization in practiceHandout
17Supply chain network designHandout
18Supply chain contractsHandout
19Auctions in supply chain managementHandout
20Transportation I: Fundamental concepts, strategic networks, connection to inventory planningHandout
21Transportation II: Operational network analysisHandout
22Transportation III: Routing and scheduling approaches and algorithmsHandout
23Transportation IV: Shipper perspective — strategies and approaches for design and managementHandout
24Transportation V: Procurement and use of combinatorial auctionsHandout
25Transportation VI: Carrier operations and yield managementHandout

Risk pooling strategies and approaches

Putting it all together — what really happens in practice?

27Final exam


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