Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management is the management of the flow of goods and services. It includes the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption (Wikipedia).

Supply Chain Management Areas

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Topics

  • Operations Management

    Operations & Supply Chain Strategy

    1. Operations Strategy

      1. Transformation Processes
      2. Competitive Priorities (Focus)
      3. Order Winners and Qualifiers
      4. Activity-System Maps
      5. Operations Strategic Fit
      6. Typical Corporate Functional Structure
      7. Economies of Scale & Scope
      8. Capacity Planning (Timing & Sizing)
      9. Understanding Constraints
      10. Sustainability, Ethics and Social Responsibility
      11. Operations Metrics
        1. Balanced Scorecard
        2. Benchmarking
        3. Best Practices
        4. Supply Chain Strategy

        5. Building Strategic Partnerships
      1. Insource/Outsource (Make-Buy)
      2. Drivers of Supply Chain Performance
      3. Synchronization
      4. Integration of Suppliers, Internal Supply Chains, and Customer Systems
        1. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
        2. Internet Supply Chain Management
        3. Customer Relationship Management
      5. Breadth of Activites (Designing, Planning, Controlling)
      6. Reverse Logistics
      7. Product Sustainability
      8. Regulatory Compliance
      9. Global Considerations
    2. Operations Management Links to Other Functional Areas

      1. Corporate Strategy and the Business Plan
      2. Operations and Enterprise Economics
        1. Value Creation
        2. Financial Accounting
        3. Break-Even Analysis
        4. Best Operating Level (BOL)
        5. Cost Accounting
      3. Marketing
      4. Human Resources
      5. Organizational Development and Managing Change
    3. Product/Service Design

      1. Life-Cycle Planning
      2. Design for Manufacturing/Assembly
      3. Concurrent Engineering (CE)
      4. Computer-Assisted Design/Computer-Assisted Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
      5. Basic Process Types
      6. Group Technology
      7. Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
      8. Sustainability
      9. Design for Logistics
      10. Reverse Logistics
    4. Strategic Capacity

      1. Learning Curve
      2. Timing and Sizing Considerations
    5. Project Management (strategic uses)

    Supply Chain

    1. Responsiveness, Agility and Efficiency
    2. Supply Chain Visibility, Synchronization, and Bullwhip Minimization
    3. Risk Management
    4. Locating Facilities
    5. Distribution

      1. Modes of Transportation
        1. Economics of Transportation
        2. Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
      2. Channels of Distribution
      3. Cross-Docking, Break Bulk and Unitization Packaging
    6. Warehousing

      1. Warehouse Layout
      2. Material Movement
    7. Logistics

      1. Design Options
      2. Qualitative Techniques
      3. Quantitative Techniques
      4. Shipment Planning
      5. Capacity
    8. International Regulations

      1. Free Trade Zones
      2. Tariffs, Currencies and Trade Blocs
    9. Strategic Sourcing

      1. Purchasing Cycle
      2. Global Partners
      3. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
      4. Risk Management
      5. Sourcing
    10. Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    11. Lean Management

      1. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
      2. Value Stream Mapping
      3. Principles of Lean Management
      4. Visual Management
      5. Five Ss
      6. Quick Changeover (Flexibility)
      7. Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)
      8. Zero Inventory (JIT)
      9. Business Process Reengineering
      10. Supply Chain Performance Metrics

    Processes

    1. Process Mapping
    2. Manufacturing Process Environments

      1. Product/Process Matrix
      2. Make to Stock (MTS)
      3. Assemble to Order (ATO)
      4. Make to Order (MTO)
      5. Engineer to Order (ETO)
      6. Process Design
        1. Assembly Line
        2. Cell
        3. Work Centers (Job Shops)
        4. Hybrid Systems
      7. Focused Factories
      8. Mass Customization
      9. Capacity and Flow Analysis (Bottlenecks)
      10. Time Measurement and Standards
    3. Service Processes

      1. Classification of Services
      2. Service System Design Matrix
      3. Service Blueprints
      4. Queuing
      5. Service Quality
    4. Quality

      1. See column to the left!

    Planning and Control

    1. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    2. Inventory: Dependent and Independent Demand

      1. Purpose of Inventory
      2. Inventory Types
      3. Push vs. Pull (Push-Pull Boundary)
      4. Customer Order Decoupling Point
      5. Lean Concepts
    3. Master Planning
    4. Demand Management & Forecasting

      1. Planning Horizon
      2. Forecasting
        1. Types of Forecasts
        2. Forecasting Process
        3. Pyramid Forecasting
        4. Forecasting Models
        5. Error Measurement
        6. Special Situations
        7. Data Warehouses
        8. Matching Methods and Uses
    5. Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

      1. Business Planning
      2. Sources/Output Process Participants
      3. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) Process
      4. Aggregate Planning Strategies
      5. Management of Supply and Demand
      6. Disaggregating the Plan (Relationship to Master Schedule)
      7. Master Scheduling
        1. Bill of Material (BOM) Structuring
        2. Master Schedule
        3. Capacity (Rough Cut)
    6. Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

      1. Data Requirements (Upstream and Downstream Integration)
      2. Explosion
      3. Pegging
      4. Lot-Sizing Models
      5. Production Activity Control (PAC)
      6. MRP/Just-In-Time (JIT) Integration
        1. Just-in-Time (JIT) Planning
        2. Back Flushing Inventory
    7. Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)

      1. Distribution Inventories/Independent Demand
    8. Inventory Management (Cycle Stock and Safety Stock)

      1. Turns and Days of Supply
      2. Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time
    9. Inventory Models

      1. Single Period Ordering
      2. Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
      3. Replenishment Models
        1. Reorder Point (ROP)
        2. Periodic Review
        3. Safety Calculations (Service vs. Fill Rate)
        4. Normal Distribution
      4. Quantity Discounts/Price Breaks/Promotions
      5. Low-Volume Items
      6. ABC Inventory Control
      7. Inventory Accuracy
        1. Auditing/Cycle Counting
      8. Pooling Inventory for Variance Reduction
      9. Postponement (Local Assembly)
    10. Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI)
    11. Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR)

    Scheduling

    1. Routing
    2. Standards (Time Measurement)
    3. Scheduling Techniques
    4. Master Production Schedule (MPS) and Final Assembly Schedule (FAS)
    5. Dispatching
      1. Priority Rules
      2. Critical Ratio
      3. Input/Output Control (I/O)
      4. Kanban
    6. Queuing and Simulation
    7. Theory of Constraints
    8. Service Scheduling (Days On/Days Off)
    9. Advanced Planning Systems (APS)
    10. Production Activity Control (PAC)
      1. Short Interval Scheduling
      2. Input/Output Control (I/O)
    11. Manufacturing Execution Systems Management
      1. Tracking

    Project Management

    1. See column on the right!

    Advanced Manufacturing & Service Technology

    1. Information Technology
      1. Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
      2. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
      3. Electronic Graphic Interchange (EGI)
      4. Automated Identification
        1. Product Codes
        2. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
        3. Bar Codes
        4. Geographic Information System (GIS)/Global Positioning System (GPS)
    2. Automated Manufacturing
      1. Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)
      2. Mass Customization
    3. Advanced Service Systems
      1. Automated Service Systems
      2. Remote Sensing Systems

    Emerging Operations Technologies

    1. Web Collaboration/E-Business
      1. Business-to-Business Commerce (B2B)
      2. Business-to-Consumer Sales (B2C)
    2. Warehouse Management System (WMS)
      1. Automated Order Picking
      2. Automated Storage/Retrieval System (AS/RS)
    3. Virtual Team Collaboration
    4. Rapid Prototyping

 

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