At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
During their programme, students of the LSM Master's in management and Master's in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities'
Course Objectives:At the end of the class, a student should be able to
- Understand what is a supply chain and distinguish among strategic, tactic and operational SCM problems
- Understand the strategic fit of the supply chain of an organization with its positioning
- Understand and master how to structure the decision variables of a supply chain
- Understand the ins and outs of each decision variable
- Have a global picture of the real world of supply chains
Contents1. BUILDING A STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK TO ANALYZE SUPPLY CHAINS.
- Understanding the Supply Chain.
- Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit and Scope.
- Supply Chain Drivers and Metrics.
2. DESIGNING THE SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK.
- Production network Design.
- Distribution Network Design.
3. INVENTORIES IN A SUPPLY CHAIN.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.This course relies on (among others):
- some online material on edX
- several company visits
- business cases and lectures
- guest speakers
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The final grade is equal to
- the individual exam grade if failed;
- the weigthed sum of the individual exam grade(30%), the coaching mark(15%), the debriefs of the company visits(15%), the supply chain analysis of a company (40%) otherwise.
The other assessments take place during the semester.
- Chopra, S. and P. Meindl, Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operation, Prentice Hall
- M. Christopher, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, FT Prentice Hall.