240F - Supply Chain Management

Faculty:  Tang, C.

This course explains how supply chains work and how to deal with many of their strategic and tactical challenges. Particular topics include the strategic configuration of supply chains, the issues and opportunities brought by the Internet and the rise of e-business, distribution strategy, inventory management, instabilities caused by inadequate information-sharing, outsourcing, procurement (including e-markets), designing products for improved supply chain performance, strategic alliances, optimization approaches to strategic and tactical problems, and the many synergies between information technology and decision technology.

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