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Indian Institute of Management

Lucknow

POST GRADUATE PROGRAMME


COURSE NUMBER: OM 1507
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
COURSEOUTLINE
TERM III, 2015-2016
Instructor and Contact Information
NAME: Profs. Samir K. Srivastava (pre Mid-Terms) /Indranil Biswas (post Mid-Terms)

E-mail: samir@iiml.ac.in / indranil@iiml.ac.in


Office: Chintan block, IIM Lucknow
OFFICE TEL: 6667/6663

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Supply chain management (SCM) is the study of various issues related to transferring or transporting the
materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler
to retailer to consumer. Supply chain management involves coordinating and integrating these flows both
within and between the partnering companies. It is said that the ultimate goal of any supply chain
management system is to reduce inventory, reduce time to the market, by looking into the uncertainties that
may occur at the demand front.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The course is designed with the following objectives:
1. To acquaint students with all relevant activities associated with the Supply Chain Management and its
role in business.
2. To familiarize students with quantitative and computer based approaches to Material Planning &
Control, together with their practical applications and limitations.
3. To make students aware of contemporary approaches to designing and managing Supply Chain systems.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES


Following are the expected course leaning outcomes:
1. Understand and analyze the supply chain management issues in a firm.
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-22. Apply logistics and purchasing concepts to improve supply chain operations.

3. Demonstrate an overall knowledge of supply chain in the areas of transportation, and purchasing,
inventory management and customer service.
4. Understanding the role of inventory management in overall planning and execution of supply chain
management.
5. Understanding the issues and challenges in warehouse management, itsrole in the allocation and
accumulation of goods in the supply chain.
6. To articulate the consequences of real decisions that impacts the supply chain. These include, but are
not limited to cost, quality, customer service, co-ordination, and outsourcing.

ALIGNMENTS OF INTENDED PROGRAM & COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Sn. Programme Objectives


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To acquire knowledge and skills in key functional areas


To internalize the knowledge and skills in key functional
areas
To integrate and apply business knowledge
To develop a global perspective
To inculcate values of professionalism, ethical leadership and
social responsiveness
To master relational and interpersonal communication skills

Course Learning (CL)


outcomes
CL 1;Assessment 1 and 2
CL 2,3 & 4; Assignment 1
CL 6
CL 5; Case Study 2 and 3
Case Study 4,5
PRESENTATIONS

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS AND READINGS


TEXTBOOK
T1. Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl, Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning & Operation, Latest
Edition, Pearson Education India.
T2. Jay Heizer and Barry Render, Operations Management,11th Edition, Pearson Education India.

REFERENCE BOOKS
1. D.N. Burt, D.W. Dobler, and S.L. Starling, World ClassSupply Management, 7th Edition, Tata McGrawHill, 2007.
2. R. Monczka, R. Trent, and R. Handfield, Purchaing and Supply Chain Management, 3rd Edition,
Thomson India, 2007.

-33. R.J. Tersine, Principles of Inventory and Materials Management and Inventory Systems, 3rd
Edition,North Holland, 1988.
4. Janat Shah, Supply Chain Management, Pearson Education India, 2009
5. A K Dutta, Materials Management, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall of India, 1998.
6. R.H. Ballou and Samir K Srivastava, Business Logistics / Supply Chain Management, 5th Edition,
Pearson Education India, 2013.
7. D. Simchi-Levi, P. Kaminsky, and E. Simchi-Levi, Designing and Managing the Supply Chain, 2nd
Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2005.
8. Arjan J. Weele, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 4th Edition, Thomson Learning, 2005.
Cases as required will be shared during the classroom sessions

EVALUATION
Exams: There will be two examinations. The first exam will be based on the Sessions 1 through 10
and the second exam will be broadly based on Sessions 11 through 20.
Quizzes and Assignments: Based on the requirements of the course, there will be quizzes and
group/individual assignments.
Class Participation: Students are responsible for all materials covered and readings assigned. Be
prepared to answer certain questions that had been emphasized in prior classes or from the reading
assignments. Your performance and participation will then be used to determine your participation
marks.

GRADING SCHEME
Mid Term Exam

30

End Term Exam

40

Quizzes/ Assignments

20-30

Class Participation

0-10

Total

100

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
Academic dishonesty or misconduct is cheating that relates to an academic activity. It is a violation of trust
between the Institute and its stakeholders. Plagiarism, fabrication, deception, cheating and sabotage are
examples of unacceptable academic conduct. Please consult the PGP Manual for the section on academic
dishonesty.

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COURSE SCHEDULE
Session

Topics to be
covered in the course

Readings and Book


Chapter

Assessment
Criteria

Supply Chain Management: Introduction

Quiz/ Exam

Materials & Inventory Management;


Introduction to Inventory Concepts;
Purpose, Costs

T1: Ch. 1,3


T2: Ch. 11
T2: Ch. 12

Independent Demand Systems:


Deterministic Models, EOQ

T1: Ch. 10
T2: Ch. 12

Quiz/
Exam/Assignment

Independent Demand Systems: EPQ,


Discount Models

T1: Ch. 10
T2: Ch. 12

Independent Demand Systems:


Probabilistic Models

T1: Ch. 11
T2: Ch. 12

Quiz/ Exam/Classroom
Exercise/Assignment
Quiz/ Exam/Classroom Exercise

Inventory Control: Selective Inventory;


Inventory Control Policies

T2: Ch. 12

Dependent Demand Systems: Material


Requirements Planning (MRP)

T2: Ch. 14

MRP Characteristics and Lot Sizing


Techniques

T2: Ch. 14

10

Distribution Resource Planning (DRP)

T2: Ch. 14

11

Supply Chain Network Design and


Facility Location
Sourcing in SCM: Make-Buy Decisions;
Outsourcing/ Off-shoring
Replenishment Approaches, Vendor
Managed Inventory,
Logistics: Importance and Issues;
Transportation Modes, Networks and
Tradeoffs; Transshipment

T1: Ch. 5
T2: Ch. 8
T2: Ch. 11
T1: Ch. 14
T1: Ch.4, 17
T2: Ch. 11S
T1: Ch. 13
T2: Ch. 11,

Co-ordination in Supply Chains: The


Bullwhip Effect

T1: Ch. 17
T2: Ch. 11 s

Quiz/ Exam/Classroom Exercise

17-18

Lean Operations and Supply Management

T2: Ch. 16

19

Role of Information and Technology in


SCM, Procurement through Electronic
Commerce
Performance Management and Emerging
Trends in Supply Chain Management and
Contemporary Issues.

T1: Ch. 16, 17

Quiz/ Exam/
Assignment
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Assignment

5-6

12
13
14-15

16

20

T2: Ch. 11

Quiz/
Exam/Assignment

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Discussion/Assignm
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