15.762J | Spring 2011 | Graduate

Supply Chain Planning


Case Write-Ups

The written case assignments are to be done in groups. Each group must have three or four students, and will stay together for the term. Cases can be found in the course text:

[SKS] = Simchi-Levi, David, Philip Kaminsky, and Edith Simchi-Levi. Designing and Managing the Supply Chain. McGraw Hill/Irwin, 2007. ISBN: 9780073341521.

“Case: Meditech Surgical.” In [SKS], pp. 18-25.
“Case: Steel Works, Inc.” In [SKS], pp. 27-29
“Case: Reebok NFL Replica Jerseys : A Case for Postponement.” In [SKS], pp. 172-177.
“Case: Dell Inc.: Improving the Flexibility of the Desktop PC Supply Chain. " In [SKS], pp 179-187.

Each group must submit all four written assignments. Each assignment should be at most 2500 words. In addition to 2500 words of text, you might have tables, figures and possibly an appendix.

Questions for each case can be found in the text and should be addressed in the write -up. For each case there is an opportunity to do some analysis to develop and/or support your recommendations. In your write-up, you should describe clearly the analysis that you have done. As appropriate, you should document what assumptions or approximations are being made, where that data comes from, and what the limitations are from your analysis.

Problem Sets

There are three problem sets assigned in this course.

Inventory problem set (PDF)
Supply contracts problem set (PDF)
Supply chain problem set (PDF)
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets
Written Assignments