SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND CASE STUDIES
2018/2019, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific)
Modular Credits: 4
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week
NATIONAL UNVIERSITY OF SINGAPROE
The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific
LI5202 Supply Chain Management Strategies and Case Studies
: Assoc Prof James Ang
Phone Number: 65164282
This course provides a comprehensive coverage of what supply chain entails, both in the traditional sense and in the emerging era of ecommerce/business. These include:
Bullwhip effect and ways to manage/tame it
Supply chain network design
Value of information and the importance of information visibility
Supply chain risks and ways of mitigating these risks
Difficulties in supply chain management – demand forecasting, inventory policy, omni-channel, etc.
Innovative technology (e.g., mobile Internet, machine learning) and its impact on supply chain
Importance of last mile logistics. It is here that cost savings could be achieved
Use of data analytics in demand forecasting
Cases will be used to illustrate salient concepts. Active class participation is needed.
Designing and Managing the Supply Chain
: Concepts Strategies and Case Studies,
Simchi-Levi, Kaminsky and Simchi-Levi, 2008, 3e, Irwin/McGraw-Hill.
Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl
Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation
You are to form your own group, consisting of 5 students. The group will choose a topic, do a presentation, and submit a final report. Topics need to be current and relevant to the course.
Typical topics are: green/environmental supply chain, trends and impacts of e-business, use of new technology/AI on demand forecasting/shaping, supply chain transformation within a company with which you are familiar, last mile logistics, safety time or safety stock as an inventory strategy, block chain in logistics, etc.
The final report should include objectives, methodology, results, and potential impact.
Groups are to present their projects to the class beginning Week 10 to Week 12. The final test is on Week 13.
Each group is required to submit
a one-page MS-Word case proposal
. Please send it to me via email.
The final project report is due before
There will be no class on Week 9 as I will be out of town.
Class Participation 5 %
Mid-term test 20%
Group project/presentation 35%
Final test 40%