Supply Chain Planning

Graph comparing the order size of the production plan compared to customer demand over time.

The dynamics of the supply chain present challenges in its planning. (Image courtesy of Prof. David Simchi-Levi. Used with permission.)


MIT Course Number

15.762J / ESD.267J / 1.273J

As Taught In

Spring 2011



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Course Features

Course Description

15.762J Supply Chain Planning focuses on effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally, with an emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. Students are exposed to concepts and models important in supply chain planning with emphasis on key tradeoffs and phenomena. The course introduces and utilizes key tactics such as risk pooling and inventory placement, integrated planning and collaboration, and information sharing. Lectures, computer exercises, and case discussions introduce various models and methods for supply chain analysis and optimization.

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Graves, Stephen, and David Simchi-Levi. 15.762J Supply Chain Planning, Spring 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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