a.Need for forecasting.
Facility layout and location.
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.
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.
b.Push-based, pull based systems
a:Make or buy decisions.
a.Drivers of the decision.
b.Network design decisions.
Distribution and logistics in supply chains
a.Direct shipment/intermediate storage policies.
b.Vehicle routing models.
Information technology in supply chain.
a.Enabling supply chain through IT.
b.ERP vendor platforms.
c.Service oriented architecture (SOA).