ESD.290 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management

Spring 2005

The oroginal poster from the first MIT RFID conference.
The poster from the January 2006 RFID conference at MIT. (Image courtesy of Stefanie Delichatsios.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes and assignments from the Spring 2005 class, as well as video and presentations in the conference videos section from the January 2006 RFID conference at MIT.

Course Description

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.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls, .mp3, .rm.

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Prof. Sanjay Sarma
Prof. Brian Subirana
Prof. John Williams

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session