Supply Chain Management

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Discipline CoreSBP2MB8312

Semester and Year Offered:

Course Coordinator and Team: Anshu Gupta

Email of course coordinator: anshu[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Pre-requisites: Basic course in Operations Research/Management Science and Operations Management at undergraduate or graduate level

Aim: The course will focus on developing an understanding of how to manage the interaction of business functions across companies in the supply chain and various concepts and methods for the design, control, operation, management and improvement of supply chain systems. The course will enable the participants to learn supply chain metrics, primary tradeoffs in making supply chain decisions, and basic tools for effective and efficient supply chain management, production planning and inventory control, supplier selection and supply chain coordination and risk management in supply chains.

Course Outcome:

  1. After completing this course, student will be able to
  2. Describe the fundamental concepts and functions of supply chain management.
  3. Discuss the issues related to designing and managing supply chains.
  4. Compare the supplier relationship management practices and discuss the issues of coordination and integration in supply chains.
  5. Assess the inventory, ware house and transportation management practices of an organization.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

  1. Unit 1: Introduction
  2. Unit 2: Designing Supply Chains
  3. Unit 3: Procurement Decisions
  4. Unit 4: Coordination and Integration in Supply Chains
  5. Unit 5: Inventory Management
  6. Unit 6: Warehousing, Transportation and Information Management
  7. Unit 7: Contemporary issues in Supply Chain

Assessment Details with weights:

  • Case Analysis 15% (throughout semester)
  • Research paper review 15% (throughout semester)
  • Project 10% (throughout semester)
  • Quiz 20% (5th Week)
  • End semester 40% (9th Week)

Reading List

  • Chopra Sunil and Peter Meindl. Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operation. 5th Edition, Prentice Hall.
  • Levi David S. kaminsky Philip, and Levi Edith S. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Case Studies. 3rd Edition, Tata McGraw Hill
  • Additional Reference
  • Handfield Robert B., Monczka Robert M., Giunipero Larry C. and Patterson James L. Sourcing and Supply Management. 5th Edition, Cengage Learning
  • Sople Vinod V. Supply Chain Management: Text and Cases. Pearson
  • Bowersox Donal J., Closs David J. And Cooper M. Bixby. Supply Chain Logistics Management. 2nd Edition, Tata McGraw Hill