Transportation: after successful completion of this part, the student is able to:
- explain the role of transportation in a supply chain and choose a transportation mode to be used based on its pros and cons
- formulate and solve the vehicle routing problem and the travelling salesman problem in a single source multiple destinations case using heuristic methods
Sourcing: after successful completion of this part, the student is able to:
- comprehend and illustrate the purchasing function from various angles
- make well-founded procurement decisions on: portfolio analysis, spend analysis, purchasing strategy, and supplier selection
Supply chain network design (SCND): after successful completion of this part, the student is able to:
- identify the key factors in the distribution network design and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various distribution options
- design a distribution network using quantitative models
Sourcing decisions in a supply chain
- Portfolio analysis
- Procurement process including supplier selection
Supply chain network design (SCDN)
- Design of distribution networks starting from the manufacturer to end customers.
- Network design models: facility location and (restricted/unrestricted) capacity, uncertainty, multi-echelon
Designing and Planning Transportation Networks
- Transportation: models, design options, and trade-offs of various designs.
- Routing problems such as vehicle routing and travelling salesman problems.