Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design

Digital camera supply chain.

The digital camera supply chain as seen in session 11. (Image by Prof. Stephen C. Graves.)


MIT Course Number

15.763J / IDS.736J / 1.274J / (formerly ESD.268J)

As Taught In

Spring 2005



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Course Description

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Course Description

15.763J focuses on decision making for system design, as it arises in manufacturing systems and supply chains. Students are exposed to frameworks and models for structuring the key issues and trade-offs. The class presents and discusses new opportunities, issues and concepts introduced by the internet and e-commerce. It also introduces various models, methods and software tools for logistics network design, capacity planning and flexibility, make-buy, and integration with product development. Industry applications and cases illustrate concepts and challenges. The class is recommended for anyone concentrating in Operations Management, and is a second half-term subject.

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David Simchi-Levi, and Stephen Graves. 15.763J Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design. Spring 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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