The course presents a broad scope of issues within supply chain management. Standard OM-principles/models/theories form the basis of the course. We discuss how those principles/models/theories can be adopted/extended for the use in a supply-chain setting. The focus of the course is put on the inter-organizational aspect of SCM and its management approaches.
Topics covered (excerpt):
- generic supply chain strategies and related concepts
- information sharing and coordination in SCs
- material flow, queuing theory and capacity management
- multi-echelon inventory planning/management
- dynamics and complexity in SCs
- supply chain network design
- supply chain risk management
- 'Circular economy', 'SCM and Big Data' (intended guest lectures)
The students will be introduced to a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods/models/problems. The latter includes e.g. facility location problems (WLP, gravity model), deterministic/stochastic inventory models and lot-sizing problem algorhitms/heuristics.