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Course Textbook

Simchi-Levi, David, Xin Chen, and Julien Bramel. The Logic of Logistics: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2004. ISBN: 9780387221991.

SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction and overview Chapter 1
2 Single-warehouse, single-product deterministic inventory models: Constant demand, infinite horizon Chapter 6.1.1
3 Single-warehouse, single-product deterministic inventory models: Constant demand, finite horizon Chapter 6.1.2
4-5 Single-warehouse, multi-product inventory model Chapter 6.2
6-8 Single-warehouse, multi-retailer models Chapter 6.3
9 Guest lecture  
10-11 Time-varying demand Chapter 7
12 Stochastic inventory models: Newsvendor models Chapter 11.1
13-14 Supply contracts  
15-16 Stochastic inventory models: Multi-period, finite horizon Chapter 11.2
17-18 Pricing models  
19 Guest lecture  
20-21 The bullwhip effect  
22 Guest lecture  
23 Green logistics  
24 Vendor-managed inventory  
25 Project presentations  

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