GB4490 Topics in Special Supply Chain Networks

This course focuses on conceptual understanding of the Supply Chain Networks for decision-making. The course builds the knowledge for identifying distribution and transportation networks and to optimize it using advanced analytical tools. To incorporate the bigger picture of network optimization problem, the course includes real applications in private sector as well as in military and non-governmental organizations. This is done with the analysis and discussion of articles of diverse applications such as (1) Ammunition requirement planning for the Canadian army; (2) Elkem (a Norwegian company) redesigning its supply chain using optimization; (3) SCM at the USCG repair and supply center; (4) Location of disaster recovery centers in Florida County.


GB4043, GB3042

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Quarter Offered

  • Fall
  • As Required