The objectives of this course are to develop conceptual and modeling skills for the student and provide practical problem-solving tools, applicable to the design and analysis of supply chains. Students will also identify how the existence of multiple (distinct) decision makers in the supply chain can create misaligned incentives that harm supply chain performance and then learn how to mitigate this problem. Examples will include technology supply chains, and supply chains for innovative products. The course will balance modeling/quantitative problem solving with conceptual frameworks. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Master of Engineering Management Program or permission of instructor.
Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017