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Supply Chain Management and its Latest Trends

  • Enseignant(s):   A.Hameri  
  • Titre en français: Gestion de la Logistique
  • Cours donné en: anglais
  • Crédits ECTS: 6 crédits
  • Horaire: Semestre d'automne 2020-2021, 4.0h. de cours (moyenne hebdomadaire)
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  • Formations concernées:
    Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation stratégie, organisation et leadership

    Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation marketing

    Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation comportement, économie et évolution

    Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation business analytics
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To demonstrate how to apply operations management principles to supply chain management in different business contexts.

To explain the strategic importance of logistics to overall business success and how performance is measured in supply chain management.

To provide students with hands on information through case studies fostered with several guest lectures given by industrial supply chain managers and experts.

To assess the creation of value for different players in the supply chain to better serve the customers, society and environment.


Introductory lectures will cover core concepts and terminology related to operations and supply chain management. These will include the discussions on operational speed and productivity and their relationship, supply chains and their dynamics, purchasing and sourcing. During the course simple exercises will be made to foster the understanding of the key concepts. These exercises cover basic supply chain management issues through simple calculations on pipeline inventories and related costs, and how they change when the supply chain structure is altered. Issues related to latest trends in supply chain management several case studies will be used and visitors from industry will present their views on supply chain management.

The course will require the students to make a homework in small groups. This would include essay writing based by summing few academic articles. This will also require students to use the electronic archives of the university to find articles of their own interest within the large realm of supply chain management. One of the key messages from the summed articles should be applied to a real world case to explain the concepts and/or results in practical terms.


Course material (slides and cases) will be distributed via course www-site, yet there are numerous textbooks on the topic. Some of them combine numerous topics related to operations and supply chain management in general. Here are some and most of them can be found at the university library:

Jacobs, F. R., Chase, R. B., & Aquilano, N. J. (2004). Operations management for competitive advantage. Boston: Mc-Graw Hill.

Donald, J., Bowersox, C., D., J., & Cooper, M. (2012). Supply chain logistics management. McGraw-Hill Education.

Simchi-Levi, D., Kaminsky, P., Simchi-Levi, E., & Shankar, R. (2008). Designing and managing the supply chain: concepts, strategies and case studies. Tata McGraw-Hill Education.

Hopp, W. J., & Spearman, M. L. (2011). Factory physics. Waveland Press.

Goldratt, E. M., & Cox, J. (2016). The goal: a process of ongoing improvement. Routledge.


Operations management courses are of benefit, yet not obligatory.


1ère tentative

Ecrit 2h00 heures
Autorisée avec restrictions

Grading: Exam (70%) and homework (30%); Final exam: Written, 2 hours, on-line, with documentation, non-programmable calculator authorized.


Ecrit 2h00 heures
Non autorisée
Autorisée avec restrictions

Exam : Written, 2 hours, without documentation, non-programmable calculator authorized.100%.

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