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Quinlan School of Business

ESSENTIALS OF LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SIMULATION


Thursday morning

Session Objective
This session will use an interactive simulation to introduce participants to the supply chain management concept and to the effects decisions have on inventory levels, fill rate and costs.

Session Overview

Participants will engage in an active simulation featuring several key components of a real world supply chain.  In their roles as supply chain decision makers, participants will move goods through the supply chain, decide how much of each part to order and manufacture, and evaluate the total cost of operating the supply chain.  This simulation will provide a better understanding of how the various parts of a supply chain are connected and where to find opportunities for increased integration among supply chain partners.

Session Outline

Session Outcomes

After this session, participants will know:

After this session, participants will be able to:

INTRODUCTION TO LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 

Thursday afternoon

Session Objective

This session will provide a general overview of the roles that logistics and supply chain management play in the workplace and society. The collaborative relationships that are fundamental in a supply chain are also discussed.

Session Overview

We will discuss the process involved with delivering the majority of goods we consume from across the globe.  The various costs associated with logistics are presented along with other fundamental dimensions used to measure logistics.  We present how logistics decisions result in conflicting objectives within an organization or a supply chain.  We focus on how the design of a product can be influenced by the logistics associated with getting that product to the end user.  Finally, the structure of the supply chain and the basics behind relationships within the supply chain are discussed in detail.

Session Outline

Session Outcomes

After this session, participants will know:

After this session, participants will be able to:

WORKING DINNER

Thursday evening

Participants will work on case studies to assess real-world supply chain challenges and solutions. Participants will have an opportunity to address supply chain issues facing their own organizations. Dinner will be provided.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Friday morning

Session Objective

The purpose of this session is to develop a sound understanding of the major SCM systems that are available in the marketplace, providing a manager with the knowledge on how to select the best solutions/software for their organization, which in turn should ultimately improve the company’s supply chain efficiency.

Session Overview
The session will begin by reviewing the components of the supply chain and SCM systems. The key enablers, including supplier relationship management (SRM), warehouse management systems (WMS), transportation management systems (TMS), RFID, and other tools that fall under the umbrella of SCM systems are presented. In addition, the selection criteria for determining the appropriate applications based on company need will be discussed.

Session Outline

Session Outcomes:

After this session, participants will know:

After this session, participants will be able to:

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AND TRENDS

Friday afternoon

Session Objective

The purpose of this session is to provide managers with an understanding of the key supply chain challenges and trends, preparing them to respond to future changes, especially after the global economic downturn.

Session Overview

Out-sourcing, lean manufacturing, just-in-time inventory and the global economic downturn have put a new type of pressure on supply chains. The discussion will begin by examining the current economic environment, and then review the global supply chain challenges and trends for the foreseeable future.

Session Outline

Session Outcomes

After this session, participants will know:

After this session, participants will be able to:

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Quinlan School of Business · 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
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