|SES #||TOPICS / ACTIVITIES||READINGS / SUPPORTING FILES||KEY DATES|
Introduction and Course Overview; Supply Chain Challenges
|n/a||Students should start reading "The Goal".|
Supply Chain Dynamics: Beer Game
We will conduct a supply chain simulation in class.
Sterman, J. D. "Teaching Takes Off: Flight Simulators for Management Education." OR / MS Today, October 1992, 40–44.
Beer Game Video Part 1 — Aduartevi. "Business Cycle Part 1." February 22, 2010. YouTube. Accessed July 2, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFyXrFKt5Gw
Beer Game Video Part 2 — "Business Cycle Part 2." February 22, 2010. YouTube. Accessed July 2, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVI-8k2QOTM
|Write-up of SC example due|
Supply Chain Dynamics; Beer Game Debrief
We'll spend half the class learning about and reviewing the possible candidates for your term projects. We'll initiate process to form groups and match to projects.
|Beer Game report due|
Supply Chain Examples and Challenges
Demand Management and Forecasting (Start)
Bass, F. M. "A New Product Growth for Model Consumer Durables." Management Science 15, no. 5 (1969): 215–27.
Winter, P. R. "Forecasting Sales by Exponentially Weighted Moving Averages." Management Science 6, no. 3 (1960): 324–42.
|5||Demand Management and Forecasting (Finish)||Problem set 1 out|
Capacity Planning and Production Flow Control
Preparation: Read The Goal and be prepared to discuss.
|n/a||Report on "The Goal" due|
|7||Process Analysis Case Discussion: Kristen's Cookie Company||Case will be distributed prior to class. See Bohn, Roger, K. Somers and G. Greenberg. "Kristen's Cookie Company (A)." Harvard Business School Case. Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 9–686–093, July 15, 1990 for further reference.||n/a|
Students will make presentations on projects: Background for enterprise; what's its goal? What's the problem? And what's the plan to address?
Introduce OPT Game
|n/a||OPT Game out|
|9||Process Analysis: |
In class we will conduct a hands-on line design exercise in which you will build paper airplanes.
|"I Love Lucy: Candy Factory" video — Wells, Greg. "I Love Lucy Candy Factory Video wmv." October 17, 2010. YouTube. Accessed July 2, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnbNcQlzV-4||Problem set 1 due|
Process Analysis: OPT Game Debrief
|n/a||OPT Game report due|
Case Discussion: PATA Massachusetts General Hospital's Pre-admission Testing Area (PATA)
Case will be distributed in class. See McCarty, Kelsey, J. Gallien, and R. Levi. "Massachusetts General Hospital's Pre-Admission Testing Area (PATA)." MIT Sloan School of Management. Case: 11–116, January 3, 2012.
|Problem set 2 assigned|
Case Discussion: Beleza Natural
Case will be distributed prior to class. See Besbes, Omar, et al. "Beleza Natural." Columbia CaseWorks, Spring 2012, Case ID: 110206.
|13||Deterministic-demand Inventory Models|| |
|14||Stochastic-demand Inventory Models||Problem set 2 due|
Inventory Forecast Supply Chain Game in Class Exercise
Case Discussion: Inventory Management Case
Case will be distributed prior to class to read and prepare. See Wheelwright, Steven, and William Schmidt. "Scientific Glass, Inc.: Inventory Management: Brief Case No: 4208." Watertown, MA: Harvard Business Publishing Case, 2011.
|Problem set 3 assigned|
|16||Inventory Management Application||n/a||n/a|
Supply Chain Contracts
Introduce Supply Chain Game
|n/a||Supply Chain Game starts|
Supply Chain Contracts (cont.)
Updates on Projects — Mid-term report and individual meetings with teams.
|n/a||Problem set 3 due|
|19||Supply Chain Game Debrief||n/a||
Game Report due
Problem set 4 assigned
Lean Production System
In preparation for class watch: Jiro Dreams of Sushi; and read assigned readings on TPS.
|n/a||Jiro Dreams of Sushi report due|
Lean Process Improvements & Value Stream Mapping
Case Study: Lean Process Improvements at Cleveland Clinic
Case will be distributed prior to class. See Augustine, Grace, B. Duncan, and I. Duenyas. "Lean Process Improvements at Cleveland Clinic." Tauber Institute for Global Operations, University of Michigan Case. Published by GlobaLens, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan. Case: 1–428–795. May 14, 2009 for further reference.
|22||Supply Chain Improvement||
Case will be distributed prior to class. See Goentzel, Jarrod, and Jayashankar M. Swaminathan, "UNICEF RUTF Supply Chain (B): Developing a Global Supply Network." UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Case, January, 2015 for further reference.
|23||No Class: Individual meetings on projects.||n/a||Problem set 4 due|
Introduce case study: Designing a Malaria Intervention Supply Chain
Griffin, J., P. Keskinocak, et al. "Case Study: Designing a Malaria Intervention Supply Chain." Georgia Health and Humanitarian Tech Systems.
Network Design (cont.)
Case Study: Designing a Malaria Intervention Supply Chain (cont.)
|Case assignment due|
|26||No Class: Students work on projects and meet with staff.||n/a||n/a|
|27||Project Presentation & Class Wrap-up||n/a||n/a|