Prof. David Simchi-Levi
ESD.273J / 1.270J
This course surveys operations research models and techniques developed for a variety of problems arising in logistical planning of multi-echelon systems. There is a focus on planning models for production/inventory/distribution strategies in general multi-echelon multi-item systems. Topics include vehicle routing problems, dynamic lot sizing inventory models, stochastic and deterministic multi-echelon inventory systems, the bullwhip effect, pricing models, and integration problems arising in supply chain management. Probability and linear programming experience required.
Simchi-Levi, David. ESD.273J Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Fall 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/engineering-systems-division/esd-273j-logistics-and-supply-chain-management-fall-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA