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Executive Development Center
SCM 511 – Supply Chain Management, Fall Term 2013
Course Tutor: Prof. Dr. Masood Sabzwari
Office: Faculty Room (K8)
Counseling Hours: An hour before class (Also by

Supply Chain Management:
“The context of an integrated supply chain is multi-firm relationship management
within a framework characterized by capacity limitations, information, core
competencies, capital, and human resource constraints. Within this context, supply
chain structure and strategy results from efforts to operationally link an enterprise
with customers as well as the supporting distributive and supplier networks to gain
competitive advantage. Business operations are therefore integrated from initial
material purchase to delivery of products and services to end customers. Value
results from the synergy among firms comprising the supply chain with respect to
five critical flows: information, product, service, financial, and knowledge.
[Bowersox et al, 2010]”

Suggested Texts:
1. Wisner, J. D., Leong, G. K. and Tan, KC., Principles of Supply Chain Management,
Cengage Learning, 2009
2. Chopra, S., and Meindl, P., Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, &
Operation, 2nd edition, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2004.

Supplementary Texts:
1. Bowersox, DJ, Closs, DJ & Cooper, MB, Supply Chain Logistics Management, 3rd,
McGraw-Hill Irwin, New York, 2010
2. Coyle, J. J. Bardi, E.J. and Langley Jr., C. J., ‘The Management of Business Logistics’,
Published by South-Western College Pub; 7 edition, 2002

Course Evaluation
Class Assessments

10 %

Hourly Exams
Midterm Examination
Final Examination


Multiple choice, short descriptive
As shown below
Based on MCQ and numericals
Midterm Examinations
Final Examination



Total Marks: 100

responsive and functional supply chains. Minimizing Capacity Constraints 5 Location Logistics Logistics planning triangle. multi-period inventory and single period inventory models.SCM 511 – Supply Chain Management. warehousing and distribution centers locations. strategic location of facilities. value and productivity advantages. E-Commerce. fixed order quantity . 4th party logistics 7 Procurement & Sourcing The fundamental aspects of sourcing. driver and facilitator of relationship. Application of information technology in SCM. Anticipatory Inventory. process methodology for forming and developing logistic relationship. Push/Pull View of Supply Chains Video Film: Introduction to SCM 3 Information Technology & SCM Enterprise Resource Planning. advantages and disadvantages of 3PL. procurement perspective. techniques for location analysis 6 Partnerships/ Third Party Logistics /Outsourcing Types of logistics relationships. types of 3PL. third party logistics (3PL). procurement as a strategic tool. economic order quantity. Process Model for Logistics Relationship. Pipeline Inventory. supplier assessment factors 8 Inventory Management & Control Types of inventories. MRP. inventory system models. Capacity Strategy. component of logistics systems. factors in manufacturing. development of logistics and supply chain. causes of failure of logistics relationships. integrated logistics. Criteria for site selection. steps in location decisions. need for logistics improvements. purpose of logistics systems. factors for global and regional location of facilities. Barriers to logistics integration. inventory control system. Safety Stock Inventory. Capacity Expansion Strategies. inventory costs Cycle Inventory. Achieving strategic fit. procurement strategies. benefits of effective sourcing decisions. Introduction to Supply Chain Management Learning Objectives of the topic The evolution of Supply Chain Management (SCM). Fall Term 2013 Course Outline Topics to be covered 1. Supply chain management components. SC application software 3 4 Forecasting Capacity Planning As assignment Importance of Capacity Decisions. Information technology infrastructure. Inventory management policy. Logistics/SCM competency. understanding the customer needs regarding attributes of supply. ERP. seven basic procurement processes. value added inventory Competitive advantage. total cost of ownership. collaborative relationship. Steps for Capacity Planning. Material Requirement Planning Goals of supply chain information technology.

activity and process based measures. Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) > as assignment As assignment As assignment 11 Manufacturing: Production Planning. Lean Manufacturing & JIT Manufacturing Systems Manufacturing System Design. JIT. Video Film on SC Efficiency Measurement . Video Films on Manufacturing and lean manufacturing. bin and optional replenishment systems. perfect order and causes of failure to deliver a perfect order Measurement system for logistics performance. Logistics Scoreboard. Internal Performance Measurement. customer surveys and benchmarking. Supply Chain Council’s SCOR model.9 10 Warehousing. cost. 12 13 Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Performance Measurement & Evaluations As assignment Performance Measurement Perspective. Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Transportation Mgmt. measurement of overall chain efficiency. Bull whip effect. SC balancescorecard. Marketing Channels/Distribution model. ABC analysis. Flexibility and Capacity Planning. System theory and manufacturing. customer service and performance based measurements. price break model. Just in Time (JIT) inventory procedures. lean manufacturing. External Performance Measurement.

distribution channel design. Assignment 4 Vendor Managed Inventory The difference between Traditional Inventory Managed and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).Assignments Assignment 1 Reverse Logistics Forward & reverse logistics (RL). Transportation Decision Making in an Integrated Supply Chain. prediction & forecasting. qualitative & quantitative methods of forecasting. Importance of transportation in logistic chain. factors influence effective use of warehouses. challenges of RL. multiple channels. strategic alliances. conflict. forecast accuracy Video Film: Using Excel for Forecasting Assignment 3 Marketing Channels/Distribution Nature & Importance of Marketing Channels. . factors influencing transportation costs. and partnering. strategic reverse logistics. close-loop supply chains. non traditional channels. Reverse logistics vs. alternative channel arrangements. managing channel relationships. inter-modal transport. warehousing activities. Channel leadership. stock location methods. adaptive channels. Role of IT in VMI. Transportation Role in Value Attainment Process. modal selection and carrier management. Marketing Channel Functions. efficient use of technology and equipment in transportation. environmental consideration of RL and green logistics Assignment 2 Forecasting Importance of forecasting. value added transportation. issues that must be considered to make a Vendor Managed Inventory program successful. Assignment 5 Transportation management or Warehouse Management Types of warehouses. network freight flows.