At the end of the course, the students will

1.1. describe the basic supply chain scope.

1.2. appreciate the importance of systems approach in supply chain management.

1.3. identify the important problem areas with respect to different decision making levels.

2.1. identify transportation, location, inventory tradeoffs.

2.2. develop mathematical formulations for the logistics network design problems.

2.3. solve the logistics network design problems using commercial solvers.

3.1. identify the components of an inventory planning problem.

3.2. use mathematical models to find inventory control policy parameters under a given policy.

3.3. use mathematical models to assess the performance under a given policy.

4.1. identify the factors contributing the bullwhip effect.

4.2. identify the counter measures against the bullwhip effect.

4.3. identify the major conflicting objectives among the supply chain actors.

5.1. Identify the conflicting objectives of different supply chain actors.

5.2. Formulate the interrelated decisions made by different actors using game theory.

5.3. Identify equilibrium outcomes.

6.1. Identify common supply contracts.

6.2. Formulate the interrelated decisions made by different actors under a contract.

6.3. Identify equilibrium outcomes.