Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. understand various critical issues in supply chain modelling and simulation
  2. demonstrate the appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of various models and simulation packages
  3. apply their knowledge in modelling simple supply chain systems
  4. apply their knowledge in simulating simple supply chain systems.
  • Topics
    • Supply chain management, integrated planning and models
    • Linear programming
    • Mixed Integer programming
    • Heuristic methods
    • Descriptive models
    • Simulation
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
      • Wikis
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment

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Special requirements

No special requirements

In order to have good supply chain design there is a need to understand how the available tools can be used for modelling and simulating any alternative designs and strategies in supply chain systems. This unit introduces tools for modelling and simulation in order to instill appreciation of these techniques.

This subject provides the tools of modelling and simulation to develop alternative designs and select the best design or alternative with respect to the desired criteria for all the functions in the entire supply chain management.

  • Assignment 1 - Ongoing formative assessment (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Simulation assessment (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Topic assessment 3 hrs (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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