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Operations and supply chain management

Indian Institute of Technology Madras via NPTEL

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Overview

This course introduces the viewer to the basics of Operations and Supply Chain Management. The concepts in Operations Management are restricted to the planning and operational decisions within an organization while the supply chain concepts are for a network of organizations. The main emphasis of the course is on the basic concepts and on quantitative modeling of the various decision problems

Syllabus

Forecasting.
a.Need for forecasting.
b.Quantitative methods.

Facility layout and location.

a.Qualitative aspects.
b.Quantitative models for layout decisions.
c.Product, process fixed position, group layout.
d.Location decisions-quantitative models

Capacity and aggregate planning.
a.Capacity measurement, Long-term and short term strategies.
b.Aggregate planning.

Inventory management.
a.Various costs in inventory management and need.
b.Deterministic models and discounts.
c.Probabilistic inventory management.

Scheduling models and applications.

a.Scheduling in MRP system.
b.Sequencing rules and applications.
c.Batch production sequencing and scheduling

Introduction to supply chain.

a.Definition, complexity, key issues.
b.Centralized vs. decentralized systems

Value of information and supply chain integration.
a.Bullwhip effect.
b.Push-based, pull based systems

Outsourcing 
a:Make or buy decisions.

Transportation decision.
a.Drivers of the decision.
b.Network design decisions.
c.Cross-docking, transshipment.

Distribution and logistics in supply chains
a.Direct shipment/intermediate storage policies.
b.Vehicle routing models.
c.Third-party logistics.

Information technology in supply chain.

a.Enabling supply chain through IT.
b.ERP vendor platforms.
c.Service oriented architecture (SOA).
d.RFID.

Taught by

Prof. G. Srinivasan

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