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IEMS 381: Supply-chain Modeling and Analysis

Quarter Offered

Fall : TTh 12:30-1:50 (Lab: W 3:00, 4:00) ; Smilowitz

Prerequisites

IEMS 313

Description

Application and development of mathematical modeling tools for the analysis of strategic, tactical, and operational supply-chain problems including facility location, customer assignment, vehicle routing, and inventory management. Related topics including the role of information and decision support systems in supply chains. Homework exams, and project.

  • This course is an IE/OR elective for Industrial Engineering.  It can also be used to satisfy the Production & Logistics requirement for the major.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To introduce students to the development of mathematical modeling and solution tools for supply chain management;
  • To teach students to use these tools to analyze strategic, tactical, and operational supply-chain decisions including facility location, vehicle routing, and inventory management; and,
  • To engage students in case studies based on real world supply chain decisions.

 TOPICS

  • Facility location models
  • Vehicle Routing Problems
  • Inventory models
  • Supply chain coordination and the Bullwhip effect

MATERIALS

Required: Course reader, available for purchase from Quartet (approx. $40).