Title: Supply chain design curriculum: models and methods development

Authors: Charu Chandra, Sameer Kumar

Addresses: Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department, University of Michigan-Dearborn, EC2230, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI 48128-1491, USA. ' College of Business, University of St Thomas, Mail # TMH 343, 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005, USA

Abstract: The primary purpose of this paper is to describe and illustrate the development of a framework related to proper design of a supply chain, emphasising a systemic approach to models and methods development as part of the operations management and decision sciences curriculum. The underlying premise of the suggested approach is to build an interface between theory, application, and tools and techniques relevant to the design of supply chain management systems. To this end, this approach integrates learning related to theoretical concepts from systems science, characterisation of applications utilising systems engineering, and tools and techniques from industrial engineering, operations research, and management science disciplines.

Keywords: supply chain cooperation; supply chain modelling; enterprise integration; supply chain design; supply chain management; SCM teaching; operations management curriculum; decision sciences curriculum; systems science; systems engineering; industrial engineering; operations research; management science; university education; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2006.009718

International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2006 Vol.1 No.3, pp.249 - 280

Published online: 07 May 2006 *

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