• 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 – Supplier- Manufacturer-Customer chain. – Enablers/ Drivers of Supply Chain Performance. Supply chain strategy – Supply Chain Performance Measures.
UNIT II STRATEGIC SOURCING
Outsourcing – Make Vs buy – Identifying core processes – Market Vs Hierarchy – Make Vs buy continuum -Sourcing strategy – Supplier Selection and Contract Negotiation. Creating a world class supply base- Supplier Development – World Wide Sourcing.
UNIT III SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK
Distribution Network Design – Role – Factors Influencing Options, Value Addition – Distribution Strategies – Models for Facility Location and Capacity allocation. Distribution Center Location Models. Supply Chain Network optimization models. Impact of uncertainty on Network Design – Network Design decisions using Decision trees.
UNIT IV PLANNING DEMAND, INVENTORY AND SUPPLY
Managing supply chain cycle inventory. Uncertainty in the supply chain –- Analyzing impact of supply chain redesign on the inventory – Risk Pooling – Managing inventory for short life – cycle products – multiple item -multiple location inventory management. Pricing and Revenue Management
UNIT V AGGREGATE SUPPLY AND THE ROLE OF MONEY
Supply Chain Integration – Building partnership and trust in SC Value of Information: Bullwhip Effect – Effective forecasting – Coordinating the supply chain. . SC Restructuring – SC Mapping -SC process restructuring, Postpone the point of differentiation – IT in Supply Chain – Agile Supply Chains – Reverse Supply chain. Agro Supply Chains.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
• Ability to build and manage a competitive supply chain using strategies, models, techniques and information technology.