Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
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¿
KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
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.
- some online material on edX
- several company visits
- business cases and lectures
- guest speakers
- 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.