Principles of Supply Chain Management and Operations

Connect Supply Chain Concepts to Real-world Applications

A Robust Supply Chain Courseware Packed with Turnkey Resources for Educators

Principles of Supply Chain Management and Operations

Give students applicable concepts that move beyond theory. Engaging, turn-key resources provide students with tools they need to develop skills to manage a supply chain successfully. “Principles of Supply Chain Management and Operations” is more than a textbook, as it’s optimized with engaging resources made for educators, by educators!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Chapter 2 – Challenges and Approaches in Supply Chain 
Chapter 3 – Planning and Forecasting
Chapter 4 – Sourcing and Procurement in Supply Chain
Chapter 5 – Inventory Management
Chapter 6 – Inventory Models
Chapter 7 – Transportation in Supply Chain 
Chapter 8 – Warehouse and Network Modeling
Chapter 9 – Metrics
Chapter 10 – Global Supply Chains
Chapter 11 – Coordination of Supply Chain                              Chapter 12 – Application of SCM 

Key Learning Objectives​

Help set up sourcing and procurement processes

Apply the appropriate forecasting tool for the situation

Find the optimal transportation route

Evaluate demand patterns and calculate the optimal demand

Evaluate a site location

Find the optimal transportation route

Select and calculate KPIs

Create resiliency plan

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AN APPLICABLE WAY TO TEACH SUPPLY CHAIN PRINCIPLES

Supply chains are all around us! This immersive courseware highlights how every aspect of supply chain is important and shows how they affect our everyday lives. 

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Help set up sourcing and procurement processes
  • Apply the appropriate forecasting tool for the situation
  • Evaluate demand patterns and calculate the optimal demand
  • Find the optimal transportation route
  • Evaluate a site location
  • Select and calculate KPIs
  • Create resiliency plan

“I wanted people to take what I wrote and apply it the next day … to be able to say, ‘Okay, this is how I’m going to change the inventory, this is how I’m going to change the transportation.’ They can take what they’ve learned in the textbook and immediately apply it [to their work.]”

Danaka Porter, Author of Principles of Supply Chain Management and Operations

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Engaging

Students explore how supply chains aren’t limited to plants or warehouses, but are systems that deliver goods and services to consumers.

Helpful​

Students learn about current industry jobs that relate to the principles they are learning.

Applicable

Students can apply learning to their classwork, internships, or jobs the next day.

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About the Author

Danaka Porter, M. ENG.

Danaka Porter, M. ENG.

Danaka obtained her Master’s of Engineering from MIT in systems and supply chain which is just a fancy way of saying algorithm writing and process optimization. She is a partner at iota consulting, a management consulting firm, where she works in supply chain, project management, and data analytics in heavy manufacturing and technology.

Her work often includes ensures that Navy and Coast Guard vessels have the correct gear, as well as writing predictive algorithms for oil and gas companies or optimizing the supply chain of a global mine. Danaka is also a sessional lecturer at the Dhillon School of Business, where she teaches supply chain and project management.

Danaka is a cofounder and the COO of VitaNova Tech, a fertility company. She wrote the algorithms to better match surrogates and egg donors with intended parents. 

Additionally, Danaka is completing her Ph.D. in cardiology at the Cumming School of Medicine, where she is using machine learning to help predict sudden cardiac death (SCD) by rewriting the algorithms used to find certain markers. Danaka sits on the Training and Education Committee for the Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada, where she educates Ph.D.s, trainees, doctors, and health care workers in implementing and using technology in cardiac care.

She also sits on the board of motionball, a national fundraising committee dedicated to raising money for the Special Olympics. She looks after a variety of animals as an animal foster parent for her local Humane Society. Danaka routinely mentors high school and university students, helping them to find their passions. She is also an educational counselor with MIT, where she works with admissions to find the best applicants that align with MIT’s mission. She is a certified coach and helps those she works with to achieve their goals and dreams

Winner of the 2022 SmartBrief Readers’ Choice Award

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