Supply Chain Management

Crédit : 3 ECTS
Langue du cours : anglais

Volume horaire

  • CM : 21 h

Compétences à acquérir

By the end of the course the student will be able to :
  • Provide participants with key concepts related to Supply Chain Management with focus on critical links between strategy and supply chain, process thinking, information technology and focus on the customer
  • Help participants get the understanding, knowledge and tools to analyze supply chain issues and manage the required changes while integrating the human and technology dimensions of the related changes

Description du contenu de l'enseignement

The module aims at putting an emphasis on key concepts related to Supply Chain Management (SCM).

Planning course : Each session lasts 3 hours.
  • Session 1 - Class Overview: firm, value chain, logistics, supply chain, supply chain management, virtual organization, strategy, supply chain performance
  • Session 2 - Introduction to purchasing, procurement and supply chain drivers and metrics
  • Session 3 - Procurement and manufacturing, inventory management issues, production system management: MRP and Kanban
  • Session 4 - Designing distribution networks and applications to online sales, network design in the supply chain
  • Session 5 - IT-enabled supply chain management: transport infrastructure, warehousing, ERP, CPFR, RFID and material handling
  • Session 6 - Global supply chains, relationship development & relationship management and green supply chain
  • Session 7 - Group presentations and conclusion

Mode de contrôle des connaissances

  • Individual class attendance, critical analysis and summary of articles : 45 %
  • Group case studies on SCM related topics : 35 %
  • Group presentations on SCM related topics : 20 %

Individual class participation/attendance and critical analysis and summary of articles: In addition to your active involvement during the lecture, you are individually responsible for preparing a maximum of one (1)-page write up of a critical analysis and summary of three (3) journal articles on SCM related topics. Also, class participation is evaluated during each lecture according to the effective participation and involvement of each student including: discussions in class, comments on readings and critical analysis of articles in class are the base of this evaluation. Please bring a hard copy of your analysis and summary at the beginning of each class and also upload the soft copy into the subject web site!

Note on elements that are considered important in class participation are:
  • Is the participant willing to interact with other class members?
  • Are the points made relevant to the discussion? Are they linked to comments made by others?
  • Class participation is graded as follows: 5 grades can be given (out of 20): 0, 7, 11, 14 or 17.
  • 0 - Absent – no valid excuse presented
  • 7 - No positive contribution - no contribution or negative or impeding participation.
  • 11 - Fair Contribution - some contribution of facts, but minimal analysis.
  • 14 - Good Contribution - significant participation, expresses views, offers related analysis, and facilitates some clarification of others' thoughts.
  • 17 - Excellent Contribution - substantial participation, offer relevant ideas, has clear and thoughtful views, offers analysis and interpretation, encourages others' understanding, and initiates original comments and direction, moves discussion to conclusion or synthesis.

Group case studies on SCM related topics: Groups of four-five (4-5) students will be responsible for preparing two(2) cases write up and analysis. The case write up will consist of an in-depth analysis and a short report related to the case and to SCM related topics during the lecture. The project must include an executive summary and a transmittal letter of who did what in your group. Each write up and analysis should cover the topic thoroughly and answer all potential questions.

Group presentations on SCM related topics: Groups of four-five (4-5) students will be responsible for preparing a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation on one SCM related topic. Please bring a hard copy of your presentation and also upload the soft copy onto the subject web site!

Bibliographie, lectures recommandées

Optional texbooks
  • Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl, Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, Fifth Edition, Pearson, 2013.

  • Lee, H.L. (2004). THE TRIPLE-A Supply Chain, Harvard Business Review, 82 (10), pp. 102-112.
  • Koh, S. C.L. Saad, S., Arunachalam, S. (2006). Competing in the 21st century supply chain through supply chain management and enterprise resource planning integration, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 36(6), pp. 455-465.
  • McAfee, A. (2006). Mastering the Three Worlds of Information Technology, Harvard Business Review, 84(11), pp. 141-149.
  • Fosso Wamba, S. (2012). Achieving Supply Chain Integration using RFID Technology: the Case of Emerging Intelligent B-to-B e-Commerce Processes in a Living Laboratory. Business Process Management Journal, 18(1), pp. 58-81.
  • Lee, H. L. (2010). Don't Tweak your Supply Chain--Rethink It End to End. Harvard Business Review, 88(10), pp. 62-69.
  • Liker, J. K. and Choi, T. Y. (2004). Building Deep Supplier Relationships, Harvard Business Review, December 2004, 9 pages.

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