The objective of the course is to introduce basic concepts and methods related to the planning, design and operation of contemporary supply chains of companies and organizations.
The course addresses the strategic role and importance of the supply chain business function and discusses emerging trends and new perspectives on Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the global business and international trade context. Particular emphasis is placed on the decision support and optimization of supply chain network design, as well as the performance assessment of customer service, inventory control, and freight transport operations. The course will cover the following thematic units: i) supply chain operation, ii) demand/order management and customer service, iii) inventory management, iv) basics of freight transportation, v) supply chain network design, vi) transport modelling and vii) logistics in Greece and the World with particular focus on international trade and logistics
- Chopra, S. and P. Meindl, (2015). Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, 6th Edition, Pearson Education.
- Simchi-Levi, D., P. Kaminsky and E. Simchi-Levi, (2008). Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Case Studies, 3rd International Edition, McGraw-Hill.
- Jonsson, P., (2008). Logistics and Supply Chain Management, McGraw-Hill.
- Bowersox, D.J., D.J. Closs, M. Bixby Cooper, and J.C. Bowersox, (2013), Supply Chain Logistics Management, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill.