GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
This course will consider multi-facility supply and demand network management from all three perspectives: operational, tactical and strategic. We will emphasize the creation and maintenance of value in the supply network, an activity critical to the survival of all organizations. Value creation can be accomplished by increasing revenue (e.g., by improving delivery and logistics flexibility, and enhancing customer experience and responsiveness) and/or by decreasing cost (e.g., by eliminating unnecessary activities, and efficiently managing others). Topics covered will include supply chain strategy, integration, and coordination; supply chain finance; network design and logistics optimization; inter-organizational partnerships for effective inventory control; demand-driven sales and operations planning; quick response through product and supply chain design for improved customer experience; strategic outsourcing and contracting; supply chain risk management; new technologies for supply chains 4.0; and sustainability. Using real-life case studies and software packages, we will examine these intricacies of supply and demand network management, learning about the underlying tools, methodologies and decision support systems.