• 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
• 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