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IE302 : Logistics and Supply Chains

Prerequisites topics

Operations Analysis, probability & Statistics, Optimisation


  • Components of a supply chain.  Supply chain structure. Decisions in Supply chains. 
  • Facility location / allocation models. Facility location under uncertainty
  • Inventory management under multi-player settings, risk pooling
  • Global supply chains.  Sourcing decisions.  Measures of effectiveness of supply chain performance. 
  • Transport of commodities.  Freight modes, Economic batch size of movement, hub and spoke networks,  First mile, line haul and last mile of movement. Multi-modal freight transportation,  Vehicle planning and routing. Crew planning.
  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Information feedbacks and Bullwhip
  • Sustainable Supply Chains: Reverse flows, reuse, recycle, remanufacture etc.


  • Chopra and Meindl, Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operations, 6th ed, 2016
  • Janat Shah, Supply Chain Management, Text & Cases, 2016.
  • Simchi-Levi, D. P. Kaminski and E. Simchi-Levi (2003), Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, (2nd Edition) Irwin, McGraw-Hill.
  • G. Raghuram and N. Rangaraj [Editors] (2000) Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Cases and Concepts, Macmillan, New Delhi.
  • Shapiro J. (2001), Modelling the Supply Chain, Duxbury Thomson Learning
  • Narayan Rangaraj, G. Raghuram, Mandyam Srinivasan, Supply Chain Management, McGrawHill, 2008