Supply Chain Analysis (2) Methods and tools to support supply chain decision making with emphasis on forecasting, inventory analysis, and demand planning.
SCM 830 Supply Chain Analysis (2)
Students in SCM 830 will manage competing firms in an action-learning simulation. In this simulation, students must make marketing, production, distribution, and procurement decisions for their firm. Students will develop analytic models to help support their decisions. Students will learn techniques for demand forecasting and inventory planning and build decision support tools to help make these decisions.
After completing this course, students should have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:
a. Understand the interaction between supply chain operations and pricing and marketing efforts
b. Articulate the importance to firm performance of coordinated interaction among multiple functional areas associated with the supply chain
c. Use time series models and appropriate qualitative adjustments for demand planning
d. Use demand forecasts to make inventory decisions
e. Apply commercial spreadsheet software to develop forecasts and to make inventory decisions
Evaluation of students is largely based on student performance in the simulation, supporting models developed and justifications given for their decisions. Short written assignments and quizzes may also be used for assessment.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.