Special Topics in Supply Chain Management

Poster advertising the RFID Academic Convocation 2006 at MIT.

The poster from the January 2006 RFID conference at MIT. (Image courtesy of Stefanie Delichatsios. Used with permission.)


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Spring 2005



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This course features conference videos section from the January 2006 RFID conference at MIT.

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This subject presents a range of advanced topics in integrated logistics and supply chain management. The course was conducted in a lecture-discussion format, with participation of corporate executives as guest lecturers. Students prepare industry assessment analyses and make formal classroom presentations. Specific topics alternate from year to year, but basic content includes procurement strategies and strategic sourcing, dynamic pricing and revenue management tactics, mitigation of supply chain risk through supply contracts, strategic outsourcing of supply chain functions and operations, management and operation of third party logistics providers, and management of supply chain security.

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Brian Subirana, John Williams, and Sanjay Sarma. ESD.290 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management. Spring 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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