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SCM 573 - Distribution, Logistics and Network Management

3 credit hours

Addresses strategic decision making related to the physical network design and operation of the supply chain, including the location and capacity of suppliers, plants and warehouses in a logistics network that delivers products and services to end customers. The content in this course will explore the tradeoffs inherent to physical network decision making with special emphasis on managing demand and lead time variability, matching capacity to demand, centralization and pooling of inventory, and achieving a total value solution. Will apply analytic methods learned in other courses to the problems of supply chain network design and strategic inventory positioning, in order to explore theoretical relationships and to provide students with decision making skills needed in practice.

  • Supply Chain Management 545 or Supply Chain Management 551.
  • or Permission of the Instructor.