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MGMT 664

In MGMT 664, the focus will be on inventory theory and its application to supply chain management. We will discuss related issues in capacity management and in managing multi-facility networks. Finally, we will also discuss contemporary issues in supply chain management such as managing supply chain glitches and supply chain sustainability.

The following topics will be covered in this course:

  • An understanding of the role of inventory decisions in operations
  • Using inventory information for investment decisions
  • Using inventory models for Revenue Management
  • Supply Chain coordination and the Beer game
  • Role of IT in supply chain coordination (DRP and RFID)
  • Supply chain management for e-Distribution
  • Managing supply chain risks through pooling strategies
  • Managing supply chain glitches: Quality and new product development issues
  • Supply Chains for providing after-sales service
  • Supply chains for servicization
  • Sustainable supply chains