ISyE 3103 Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling:
Instructor: Spyros Reveliotis
Room #: ISyE 316
Phone #: 894-6608
Office Hours: 10:00-11:00am MWF or by appointment
Course GTA’s and their Office Hours:
·Chayakrit Charoensiriwath: MW 2-3:30pm at the 1st Floor of the Dupree Building
This course is an introduction to the problems underlying the design and operation of contemporary supply chains, with a special emphasis on the logistical issues relating to the material and the information flow in these systems.
More specifically, the primary objectives sought by the course are as follows:
· A systematic description of the operations taking place in contemporary supply chains, and of the underlying design, planning and control problems.
· Familiarization of the student with the mathematical models and techniques that can support the systematic analysis of the identified problems.
· An introduction of some basic computational tools that can support the implementation of the presented analytical methodologies (mainly through the homework assignments).
1. Introduction: Course Objectives, Context, and Outline
2. Supply Chain Structure and Operations
3. Linking Supply Chain Management (SCM) to Corporate Strategy
4. The primary levers of Supply Chain Strategy: The major role of Facilities, Transportation, Inventory and Information
5. Market characterization: the role of (demand) forecasting in SCM and the prevailing forecasting techniques
6. Transportation-related issues and models
7. Facility-related problems
8. Information Technology issues and Supply Chain Coordination
9. E-Business models and issues
Homework: The homework will consist of conceptual, theoretical and computationally-oriented problems and projects / case studies. Collaboration towards its solution is allowed, but each student must turn in his/her work; photocopies will not be accepted. Homework must be turned in on the specified due date.
Exams: There will be 2 midterms and a final exam. Tentative exam dates are as follows:
· Midterm I: Monday, February 16
· Midterm II: Monday, March 29
· Final: TBA
Exams will be closed-book, with 2 pages of notes allowed. Furthermore, it is expected that your Academic Honor Code will be respected. Make-up exams and incompletes will be given only in case of emergencies, and only after officially documented proof is provided.
· Homework: 25%
· Midterm I: 20%
· Midterm II: 20%
· Final: 35%
· Textbook: S. Chopra and P. Meindl, Supply Chaim Management: Strategy, Planning and Operation, Prentice Hall, 2001.
· Material posted at my homepage and/or the library (electronic) reserves site
Other useful references:
1. Any other introductory book on Supply Chain Management and Logistics; e.g.,
· Ballou, R., “Business Logistics Management”, 4th ed., Prentice Hall, 1998.
· Johnson, J., Wood, D., Wardlow, D. and Murphy, Jr., P., “Contemporary Logistics”, 7th ed., Prentice Hall, 1999. (a nice exposition of supply chain operations and the underlying issues)
2. Journals and Magazines:
· IIE Solutions
· International Journal of Production Research
· Journal of Production and Operations Management
· IIE Transactions
· Operations Research
· Management Science