Calendar

Note: The due dates for the “quick” and “deep” case analyses only apply if a student chooses to write about the case discussed in that session. See the Assignments section for further details.

SES OR TUTORIAL # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction and class overview  
2 McDonald’s and Burger King cases  
3 Capacity I: Capacity analysis & queuing  
T1 Review of Capacity I  
4 The Goal Book report due
5 Capacity II: Process re-engineering + CVS case

Queuing homework due

Quick case analysis due

T2 Review of Capacity II  
6 PATA case Deep case analysis due
7 Inventory I: EOQ & cycle stocks  
T3 Review of Inventory I  
8 Supply chain strategy + HP DeskJet case Deep case analysis due
9 Inventory II: Newsvendor & safety stocks  
T4 Review of Inventory II  
T5 Introduction to Littlefield Technologies simulation exercise  
10 Sport Obermeyer case Deep case analysis due
11 Toyota production system + Toyota case

Inventory homework due

Quick case analysis due

12 Apparel supply chains + Marks & Spencer and Zara Case Quick case analysis due
13 Amazon case Quick case analysis due
T6 Introduction to retailer pricing simulation exercise  
14

Littlefield Technologies simulation game

Guest Lecturer: James Miller, MIT Leaders for Global Operations (formerly Leaders for Manufacturing) 1993, Vice-President of Worldwide Operations for Google.

 
15 Littlefield Technologies simulation game  
16 European recycling platform case Quick case analysis due
17 Operational risk management I  
18 Quality management + Hank Kolb case Quick case analysis due
19 Operational risk management II + Wal-mart case Quick case analysis due
20 Revenue management I  
T7 Review of revenue management I  
21 Revenue management II

Retailer pricing simulation report due

Quick case analysis due

22 Supply chain contracts + Barilla case Quick case analysis due
23 Course wrap-up Littlefield Technologies simulation report due

Course Info