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Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS)

SC&IS 525 Supply Chain Optimization (3) Introduction to theory and practice of optimization methods and models for analyzing and improving the performance of supply chain environments.

SC&IS 525 Supply Chain Optimization (3)

This course introduces students to the optimization methods and models that are applicable to managing supply chains and provides a quantitative foundation for research in supply chain management. The primary objective is to investigate the theory and practice of optimization methods, especially as they apply to managing large, interconnected supply chains. The investigation includes mathematical programming techniques, modeling approaches, and optimization languages.

This is a required course for Ph.D. students in SC&IS and an element of a set of methodological courses designed to provide a framework for analytical study of supply chain management. The course may also serve graduate students in related fields of study. Student evaluations are based on individual and group assignments or projects and examinations. This course will be offered during Spring semester to approximately 5019 students.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: prior coursework in linear algebra and calculus

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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