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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
International MBA1S2English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)J.VAKKAYIL
Intervenant(s)Iolanda D'AMATO

Pré requis

Students enrolled in this course should have taken introductory courses in Operations Management or have basic knowledge of business operations acquired from professional experience or from an internship.

Objectifs du cours

1. Analyze supply chain structures and the main causes of the Bullwhip Effect
2. Recognize good supply chain practices and compare the main collaboration practices that can be implemented along the supply chain (VMI, Consignment Stock, CPFR)
3. Understand the impact of lean management approach, the principles and the main tools
and business process reengineering techniques
4. Manage a supply chain of a company, considering the main trade-offs related to forecast, supplier selection and stock management processes.

Contenu du cours

1. Supply chain structures, Bullwhip effect on orders and inventory management
2. Collaboration practices (Vendor Managed Inventory, Consignment Stock, CPRF), with companies cases (Luxottica and Barilla) and exercises (Mascara Case)
3. The principles and the main tools of Lean Management
4. 8 hours End to End interactive supply chain simulation that give the opportunity to the participants to try their hands at managing a complex supply chain, taking the main decisions related to forecast, supplier selection, production and stock management processes.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class10,00   Beer Game (2h) and Global Supply Chain Simulation (8h)
lecture6,00   Lectures on supply chain collaboration practices and lean management approach
Independent study
Estimated personal workload8,00  
Group Project10,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings10,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study


Class participation (20%), Global Supply Chain Simulation (30%) and Written final exam (50%)

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Final Exam
Written exam1,00150,00
Case study1,00130,00
TOTAL     100,00

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