Supply Chain Engineering


Whereas the course ‘Manufacturing Planning & Control’ of MaIEOR mainly considers the internal logistics of a production environment, this course looks beyond the four walls of a single company and studies the interaction of companies within (global) supply chains. The multiple functional aspects and decision-making levels of supply
chain management are discussed, as well as coordination through integration across multiple supply-chain stages. All key managerial decision-making processes are supported by quantitative methods (as taught in the Operations Research courses of the MaIEOR).



– Functional aspects of SCM:
•  network design
•  demand forecasting
•  inventory control
•  warehousing
•  transportation planning

– Supply chain coordination:
•  supply management
•  customer & demand management
•  the bullwhip effect
•  horizontal and vertical collaboration
– Decision support systems for supply chain optimisation