DMI704 Supply Chain Network Management Technologies

Code DMI704
Name Supply Chain Network Management Technologies
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty Department of Modelling and Simulation
Academic staff Jeļena Pečerska
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course “Supply Chain Network Management Technologies” focuses on essential technologies for effective supply chain networks (SCN) management. It emphasizes the strategic, tactical and operational issues along with the applications of quantitative/qualitative models for decision support in supply chains networks. It explains supply chains’ performance measurement methods and tools. Supply chain networks’ concepts and best practices are considered as well. Students are introduced to the supply chain reference model and show how to customize the supply chain reference model for the particular needs of a company based on its supply chain strategy. The course is taught through traditional lectures combined with seminars. Simulation based case studies and business games are used for promoting students hand on skills. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to promote students competences and skills for effective and well-grounded decision making in SCN management by applying the appropriate technologies. Following are course outcomes: understanding specific supply chain management terminology, identifying SC strategies, concepts and technologies, understanding SC modelling approaches, notations as well as performance metrics. The course promotes these competences: analysing SC requirements, managing information in supply chains, identifying strengths and weaknesses through comparison with best practices, as well as applying the appropriate technology for decision making in SCN management.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to select and apply the appropriate technology for obtaining solutions for a variety of supply chain network management and design problems - Practical Assignments: working on case studies students demonstrate critical thinking skills in identifying supply chain problem, as well as they are able to offer a set of possible solutions along with a grounded explanation of the most appropriate technology in the particular case study.
Ability to distinguish supply chain modelling approaches and apply them to particular task solving in operational, tactical and strategic levels - Labs: students demonstrate understanding of different modelling approaches potentialities and corresponding tools functionality in supply chain network management.
Understanding of key drivers of supply chain performance and their inter-relationships with strategy and other functions - Exam: demonstrate critical thinking skills for decision making in SCM tasks by handling assumptions and inferences within problem and present a reasoned point of view on applying the technology of SCM.
Course prerequisites Basics of logistics and supply chain management

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