Supply Chain Management

Course Code: BCA6123

Course Title: Supply Chain Management
(4 Credits)




Course Contents


Unit: 1 Concept of supply chain, integrated supply chain, Growth of Supply chain, Strategic decision in supply chain.


Unit: 2 Scope of Supply Chain Management, Scope, Supply Chain Management as a Management Philosophy, Function of SCM, Why Supply Chain Management, Value chain for Supply Chain Management.


Unit 3: SCM Strategies Performance: Supply chain strategies, achieving strategic fit, value chain, Supply chain drivers and obstacles, Strategic Alliances and Outsourcing, purchasing aspects of supply chain, Supply chain performance measurement: The balanced score card approach, Performance Metrics. Planning demand and supply: Demand forecasting in supply chain, Aggregate planning in supply chain, Predictable variability.


Unit-4- The role of IT in Supply chain .Uses of IT in inventories, transportation & facilities within a supply chain .The Supply Chain It frame Work-macro Processes, Advent of internet business technologies.


Unit-5– Supply chain information System Design –Planning , Capacity ,Performance requirement ,manufacturing requirement ,Operation , Transportation ,Inventory development .E-Business –Role in Supply chain, Framework ,Impact on Cost


Unit-6-Integrating Impact of IT integrated SCM: Infrastructure, impact of e-commerce, framework for IT integrated SCM, Impact of integrating IT with SCM.


Unit-7-Decision support systems for SCM: introduction DSS, Components, types, processing information, specific types of DSS,                 Information Technology (IT) Support System for Effective Supply Chain Decision Making.


Unit-8-Customer and Service Management: Utilising CRM to Drive value to the customer, Creating the customer-centric supply chain, Applying technology to CRM, CRM and the supply chain, New concepts in customer management technologies.


Unit-9-Manufacturing and supply chain planning: Manufacturing in the age of the global enterprise, Impact of technology on manufacturing, supply chain optimisation tools.


Unit-10- Supply chain and Inventory management: Overview, benefits, key features, warehouse and inventory control, purchasing and vendor management, Optimised manufacturing process


Unit-11-Logistics Resource Management: Utilising technology to enhance logistics competitive advantage, Defining LRM, Defining LRM in the age of the global internet, Understanding third party logistics network.


Unit-12-Supplier Relationship Management: Integrating suppliers into the value chain, Defining purchasing and SRM, Internet driven SRM environment, implementation of e-SRM,


Unit -13- Strategic Cost Management in Supply Chain: The financial impacts, Volume leveraging and cross docking, global logistics and material positioning, global supplier development, target pricing, cost management enablers, Measuring service levels in supply chains, Customer Satisfaction/Value/Profitability/Differential Advantage.


Unit-14- The future of IT in the Supply Chain. Internal Supply Chain management, Supply relationship management, The Transaction Management Foundation .Data mining –Methods application area in supply chain