Supply Chain Analysis
Office: FENS 1021
Recitation: FENS G035
This course is based on case studies, mathematical models and discussions on supply chain
management. Students are expected to use production and operations management tools in
addessing real-world supply chain problems. Topics include inventory management, risk
management, contracting, coordination, information sharing, product development, distribution,
outsourcing and information technology in supply chains.
MS 401 – Production and Service Systems Operations (or an equivalent course). This is
a strong prerequisite. Please do not ask for “prerequisite waiving permission”.
Simchi-Levi, D. Kaminsky, P., Simchi-Levi, E., Designing and Managing the Supply
Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, 3
edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Supplemental reading material to be announced in class, including a number of Harvard
Business School (HBS) cases. These should be purchsed from the HBS publishing
Please obtain your course book as early as possible.
Chopra, S., Meindl, P., Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operation, 3
edition, Prentice-Hall, 2007.