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.
The assessment will consist of one multiple choice exam that covers all three parts. In addition to this, there is an assignment for the Sourcing part, which is a group assignment and will be graded with pass/fail. This assignment does not count towards the final grade. In order to pass the course, the student has to pass this assignment though.