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Course Introduction

Instructor, Course, Simulation,


Participation
C. Xiang
Clarkson University

Course Intro>Instructor

Chen (Chester) Xiang


Beijing, ChinaPittsburgh, PAPotsdam, NY
SB 641, EM/OM 331, EM/SB 441
Office Snell 369, ext. 7888
Office hour: TuWTh 1230 1430
OM/SCM, China, Automobile, Military History

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C. Xiang
Clarkson University

Course Intro>Course>Content

What is supply chain management (SCM)?


What are the major topics of SCM?
Anything missing?

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Clarkson University

Course Intro>Course>Lecture Content

Content
Demand side management
Dynamic pricing
Markdown management
Revenue management

Risk management
Flexible contracts
Supply chain risk/disruption management
Supply chain finance
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Clarkson University

Course Intro>Simulation

"I hear and I forget; I see and I remember;


I do and I understand. Confucius

C. Xiang
Clarkson University

Course Intro>Simulation

Product
Development

Generate Demand

Procurement

Supply
Chain
Management

Manufacturing

Distribution
and
Warehousing

Service
Transportation

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Clarkson University

Course Intro>Simulation

LINKS: Fun and Furious

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Clarkson University

Course Intro>Course>Materials

Materials
NO textbook
Pay $45 to the LINKS simulation company
Purchase two cases from HBR
LINKS User Manual
Teaching slides
Reading list
Note and LINKS decision log (self created)
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Clarkson University

Course Intro>Course>Grades

Attendance and participation


Homework
Exams

6%
22%

LINKS report

15%

Peer eval

5%

Quiz

8%

LINKS result/presentation
SCM chat

8%

Case reports

12%

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14%

10%

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Clarkson University

Course Intro>Course>Grades

68% are based on individual effort


32% are based on group effort
32% are LINKS simulation related
A lot of work? Yes. Difficult? No.

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Clarkson University

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Course Intro>Participation>Teamwork

Teamwork
I will assign teams
Work (really) as a team
Kick out policy
Focus on result, not format
Peer review
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Clarkson University

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Course Intro>Participation>Supply Chain Chat

"I hear and I forget; I chat and I


remember; I chat more and I get a nice
job.
Chester

Two SCM chat per team


Lead (20 minutes) discussion on SCM
news/stories
Go beyond reading the story
Make the chat fun and informative
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Course Intro>Participation>Attendance

Attendance
Take attendance every class
3 missing lectures for free! 0.5 since #4
Free! Really?
Valid absence and verification
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Clarkson University

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Course Intro>Participation>Participate!

Participate

(for

yourself and for your classmates)

Goal of class
Ask questions, share thoughts
SHARE!
Share my, hopefully our, enthusiasm for
SCM/OM
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Clarkson University

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Course Intro>Participation>Final Words

I can/will/am glad to help

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Clarkson University

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