Logistics and Supply Chain Systems

Logistics and Supply Chain Systems

ENM 509 Tedarik Zinciri Yönetimi Bahar 2017


Instructor:Onur Kaya


Office Hrs:Tue-Thr 11:00-12:00



Brief Description

This course is designed to expose students to the concepts of supply chain management and logistics systems. The course emphasizes the use of mathematical models and quantitative techniques in analyzing these systems. The main drivers and components of supply chain management and logistics systems, such as purchasing, inventory, production, and transportation, areexamined in detail. Interactions and trade-offs among these components using mathematical models and quantitative techniques are also covered.


Chopra, S., and P. Meindl, “Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operation”, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2004, New Jersey.

Simchi-Levi, D., P. Kaminsky, and E. Simchi-Levi, “Designing and Managing the Supply Chain”, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 2003, New York.

Harrison, A. and van Hoek R., “Logistics Management and Strategy: Competing through the Supply Chain”, Prentice Hall, 2008, New Jersey.


Homeworkisassigned to expose students to more complex problems and understanding of the theory, and to evaluate their abilities and knowledge. Students should be prepared to spend considerable time for preparing homework.Students are expected to submit their homeworkbeforethe due date and time. Failing to do so will result in 25% grade reduction for each late day.

Research Report and Presentation

Research topics that highlight the current issues in Supply Chain Management will be announced in the beginning of the semester. The students are asked to make groups of two and choose one of the research topics announced and prepare a report that surveys the literature about their topics. The reports should be at most15 typed double-spaced pages. Students will also make a 10-minute presentation of their projects in class.

Research Topics:

Inventory Management in Supply Chains

Revenue Management and Pricing

Value of Information Sharing and Coordination in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Contracts

The Impact of Internet and E-Business on Supply Chains

The Importance and Applications of RFID Technology in Supply Chains

Management of Perishable Products

Logistics and Transportation Issues

Facility Location and Capacity Decisions

Reverse and Closed-Loop Supply Chains

Sourcing, Procurement and Supplier Selection Problems

Problems in Make-to-Order(Pull Based) Supply Chains



Exams for this course are similar to any other: They are entirely targeted at evaluating the performance of students. So no form of information exchange will be permitted. There will always be a reasonable time limit at the exams. There is a Midterm exam in the middle of the semester and a Final exam at the end of the semester.

Final grades will be determined as follows:

Midterm / 30%
Final / 40%
Homework Assignments / 15%
Research Report and Presentation / 15%

Course Outline

Date / Subject / Material
1 week / Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Definition of Logistics and Supply Chain
Examples of Logistics and Supply Chain
Supply Chain Drivers
Inventory, Transportation, Facilities, Information / Chapters 1, 2, 3
3 weeks / Strategic Level Decisions in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Network Design
Product and Process Life Cycle and Product Design
Facility Location and Distribution Models
Transportation Problems / Chapters 4,5,6, 13
1 week / Planning Demand and Supply
The Role of Forecasting
Characteristics of Forecasts
Basic Approach to Demand Forecasting
Time Series Forecasting Methods / Chapter 7
2 week / Production Planning
Aggregate Planning Problem and Strategies
Lot-sizing problem / Chapter 8
3 weeks / Inventory Management
The Role of Cycle Inventory
EOQ Model and Extensions
Newsboy Problem
Periodic and Continuous Review Policies / Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12
2 weeks / Supply Chain Contracts and Coordination in Supply Chains
Game Theory and Applications in Supply Chains
Buyback, Revenue Sharing, Quantity Discount Contracts etc.
Value of Information and Information Sharing / Chapter 17
1 week / Project Presentations

Note: Topics to be covered and grade percentages may be modified by the course instructor.