BA 4021

Supply Chain Management

HBS > Professional Electives > Supply Chain Management
Course ID
BA 4021
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester III

OBJECTIVES:
• To help understand the importance of and major decisions in supply chain management for
gaining competitive advantage.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION
Supply Chain – Fundamentals, Evolution, Role in Economy, Importance, Decision Phases, Enablers & Drivers of Supply Chain Performance; Supply chain strategy; Supply Chain Performance Measures.

UNIT II SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK
Distribution Network Design – Role in supply chain, Influencing factors, design options, online sales and distribution network, Distribution Strategies; Network Design in supply chain – Role, influencing factors, framework for network design, Impact of uncertainty on Network Design.

UNIT III PLANNING DEMAND, INVENTORY AND SUPPLY
Managing supply chain cycle inventory and safety inventory – Uncertainty in the supply chain , Analyzing impact of supplychain redesign on the inventory, Risk Pooling, Managing inventory for short life-cycle products, multiple item -multiple location inventory management; Pricing and Revenue Management.

UNIT IV LOGISTICS
Transportation – Role, Modes and their characteristics, infrastructure and policies, transport documentation, design options, trade-offs in transportation design, intermodal transportation. Logistics outsourcing – catalysts, benefits, value proposition. 3PL, 4PL, 5PL, 6PL; International Logistics -objectives, importance in global economy, Characteristics of global supply chains, Incoterms.

UNIT V SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATIONS
Supply Chain Integration, SC process restructuring, IT in Supply Chain; Agile Supply Chains, Legible supply chain, Green Supply Chain, Reverse Supply chain; Supply chain technology trends – AI, Advanced analytics, Internet of Things, Intelligent things, conversational systems, robotic process automation, immersive technologies, Blockchain.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
• Understanding of supply chain fundamentals
• Ability to design supply chain networks to enhance supply chain performance
• Ability to plan demand based on inventory and supply
• Understanding the role of logistics in supply chain performance
• Awareness of innovations for sustainable supply chains

REFERENCES :

  1. Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl and DharamVirKalra, Supply Chain Management -Strategy Planning and
    Operation, Pearson Education, Sixth Edition, 2016.
  2. Janat Shah, Supply Chain Management – Text and Cases, Pearson Education, 2009
  3. Ballou Ronald H, Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education, 5thEdition, 2007.
  4. David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, Edith Simchi-Levi, Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Cases, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2005.
  5. Pierre David, International Logistics, Biztantra, 2011.