D-Lab: Supply Chains

Introduces concepts of supply chain design and operations with a focus on supply chains for products destined to improve quality of life in developing countries. Topics include demand estimation, facility location and operations planning, inventory management, and supply chain coordination and performance. Also covers issues specific to emerging markets, such as sustainable supply chains, how to couple product design with supply chain design and operation, and how to account for the value-adding role of a supply chain. Students conduct projects on supply chain design or improvement.

MIT Course Number: 
EC.733
Instructors: 
S. C. Graves
Semesters: 
Fall
Grad/Undergrad: 
Undergraduate