Advances in Demand and Supply Network Integration

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1.00 hour
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About the Course

While the challenges of supply chain improvements are substantial, understanding and implementing initiatives to improve supply chain linkages with your partners can create a competitive edge for your company.

Course Description

Presented by Professor Hau Lee of Stanford University, this course will review several innovative companies engaged in new initiatives to improve their supply chains by developing tight linkages with their supply chain partners. Industry-wide efforts in this area are beginning to be more prevalent. You will examine both success and failure stories, as well as the organizational barriers these companies must overcome for successful implementation.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will recognize that:

  • Supply chain challenges are huge but so are the opportunities.
  • Supply chain integration is the competitive battlefield for the next century.
  • Significant value creation emerges from information-smart integration.
  • The stakes for not moving forward are huge.


Course topics include:

  • Definition of Integration
  • Information Sharing
  • Coordination and Resource Sharing
  • Organizational Integration
  • Performance Measures
  • Saturn Case Study