Syllabus

Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Prerequisites

A course in probability.

Grading

The assignments and projects account for 100% of the final grade.

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.

Additional References

Lemm, Jeffery M. Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science. Vol. 4, Logistics of Production and Inventory. Edited by S. C. Graves, A. H. G. Rinnooy Kan, and P. H. Zipkin. Amsterdam, Netherlands: North Holland Publishing, 1993. ISBN: 9780444874726.

Graves, S. C., and A. G. De Kok, eds. Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science. Vol. 11, Supply Chain Management. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Publishing Company, 2003. ISBN: 9780444513281.

Simchi-Levi, David, S. David Wu, and Zuo-Jun Shen, eds. Handbook of Quantitative Supply Chain Analysis: Modeling in the E-Business Era. New York, NY: Springer, 2004. ISBN: 9781402079528.

Calendar

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

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

assignment Problem Sets
notes Lecture Notes