Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis

  • Date: Jan. 17, 2023 - May 12, 2023
  • Format: Online

The course will provide state-of-the-art models, concepts and solution methods important in the design, control, operation and management of supply chains. The emphasis will be on the applications of operation research models to optimize the components of an integrated supply chain.

Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis

Course Overview

The course will provide state-of-the-art models, concepts and solution methods important in the design, control, operation and management of supply chains.  The emphasis will be on the applications of operation research models to optimize the components of an integrated supply chain.

Learning Outcomes:

Supply chain is an integral part of most business operations. A product’s journey from the manufacturer to the eventual customer often involves multiple intermediaries such as wholesalers, distributors and retailers. Designing a cost-effective supply chain while promptly reacting to customer needs is a challenging task. The course is appropriate for individuals looking to advance or start their career in industry in the supply chain area.  Where appropriate, case studies and management games will be used to illustrate the course material. 

Weekly Topics

Week 1- Introduction to Supply Chain
Week 3-4: Sales Forecasting
Week 5: Aggregate Production Planning
Week 6: Case Study Presentation
Week 7: Exam
Week 8: Inventory Management
Week 9-11: Overview of Analytical Models in Supply Chain
Week 10: Spring Break
Week 12-13: Analytical Models for Supply Chain Network

Instructor:

Suchi Rajendran, Ph.D.

Length:

16 weeks

Department:

Joint program: Management and Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Credit:

Non-credit

Audience:

Adult Learners

Accommodations:

University of Missouri Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have a disability and need accommodations in connection with participation in an educational program or you need materials in an alternate format, please notify your instructor as soon as possible so that necessary arrangements can be made.