Masters of Business Administration:Supply Chain ManagementPIONEER INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
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Any Graduate with 50 % as per AICTE and DTE Norms.
To familiarize the students with the Basic Concepts of Supply Chain Management
To Make the students understand the Role of IT in Supply Chain Management
Unit I: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Definition, Objectives, Importance, Decision Phases, and Examples of Supply Chain.
Supply Chain Drivers such as Facilities, Inventory, Transportation, Logistics, Information, Sourcing, Pricing etc.
Case: Wall Mart’s Supply Chain Management practice [A] ( Source *Pg 175)
Unit II: Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Purchasing Principles, Procedure, and Systems
Unit III: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Definition, Scope, Functions, Objectives and Importance for Business excellence. Customer service for competitiveness, Customer service phases, service attributes, Value added logistical services
Packaging, Packaging Material & Cost.
Logistics Outsourcing, benefits, 3 PL, 4 PL, Selection of service provider, Value added services, Critical issues.
Case : Mc Donald’s Food Chain [Source: *Pg 159]
Unit IV Distribution Network Design in a Supply Chain
Role of distribution in supply chain, Factors influencing Distribution network design, Design options for a distribution network, E-Business & Distribution network.
Role of Network Design in Supply Chain, Factors influencing network design decisions, framework, Role of IT in network design.
Case : Managing Growth at SportStuff.com [Source-Chopra & Mendel Pg 166]
Unit V: Planning Supply and Demand in Supply Chain
Variability in supply chain, Managing Supply, Managing Demand, Solution to Variability.
Case : Strengthening the Supply Chain: A Case of Delta-Sigma Pvt. Ltd (Source: PIMR Monograph titled Cases in Management: Indian Experience eds Upinder Dhar, Santosh Dhar, and Sapana Parashar, 166-170)
Unit VI: Coordination in Supply Chain
Bull-Whip Effect ,Impact of Lack of Coordination on Supply Chain Performance, Obstacles, Building Strategic Partnership & trust , Collaborative Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment.
Case : Supply Chain Competency through Collaborative Relationship (Source: Prestige Journal of Management and Research, 9(1), 156-159)