Supply Chain Management


Konstantin V. Krotov, Senior Lecturer,




45 hours of classes


Major, concentration: 




Operations Management


Aim of the Course:

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and skills in SCM that are relevant to contemporary business and to understand how supply chain decisions impact the performance and strategy of the firm as well as the entire supply chain.


Course Content:

Topic 1. Key Concepts of Logistics, Operation and Supply Chain Management 

Topic 2. Supply Chain Integration

Topic 3. Inventory Management

Topic 4. Transportation Management

Topic 5. Network Planning and Supply Chain Alliances 

Topic 6. Supply Chain Performance Measurement 

Topic 7. Product Design and Customer Value

Topic 8. Outsourcing 

Topic 9. Global Dimensions of SCM

Topic 10. Information Technologies in Supply Chains


Teaching Methods:


Lectures, guest lectures, projects, group work, exercises, presentations, case study, home and class assignments.


Course reading:

1. Bhatnagar, Ashish Textbook of Supply Chain Management. Available at

2. Rodrigue, Comtois Slack 2009, The Geography of Transport Systems, Routledge, Chapter 3,

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