Logistics, Quality and Supply Chain Management II | BEAMS

Logistics, Quality and Supply Chain Management II

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Alassane Ballé NDIAYE


This course (GEST-H-502) is accessible to MA2 students who have successfully passed the course (GEST-H-501) “Logistics, Quality and Supply Chain Management – I”.

Langue d'enseignement: Anglais


Introduce, to the future engineer or manager, the advanced concepts of logistics processes optimization, quality and supply chain management while insisting on the underlying principles and assumptions as well as the resulting limitations and practical issues of their application. Familiarize the future engineer or manager with the most advanced methodologies/tools and the best practices for the design, implementation and follow up of value creative and sustainable solutions capable of driving supply chains to a high level of quality and excellence. Improve significantly the capacity of the future engineer or manager as regards the integrated vision of industrial or business related problems and challenges. Indeed, the capability of having a global vision and of adopting an integrated approach to tackle industrial or business related problems/challenges is a critical skill expected from any tomorrow’s engineer or manager.


This course is the continuation of the course GEST-H-501 “Logistics, Quality and Supply Chain Management – I”. It is dedicated to the advanced issues of logistic processes’ optimization, quality and supply chain management. As such, it is built around the nine pillars: PLAN (demand and supply), SOURCE (sourcing, procurement), MAKE (production/manufacturing, design of services), STOCK (inventory management), WAREHOUSING (warehouse management), DELIVER (transport & distribution system/network) RETURN (reverse logistics), QUALITY (advanced quality control methods, design of advanced Total Quality Management methods (6 Sigma) elaboration of quality indicators and techniques for auditing quality), INTEGRATION & COORDINATION (advanced strategies for an optimal integration of the different functions of the above 8 pillars, i.e.: optimal design, planning, control and management of a supply chain including benchmarking and auditing the supply chain quality and performances).

Méthodes d'enseignement:

- Semester: Second half of the first semester of the academic year (early November to mid December).- Theoretical part: 1 ECTS (6 weekly sessions ex cathedra lectures of 2 hours each).

- Exercises/workshops: 2 ECTS (6 weekly sessions of 4 hours each from November to mid December including workshops with industrial experts and field visits).

- Practical/others: 2 ECTS (workshops with industrial experts + real case study to be worked out).


Written exam (multiple choice questions and/or a case study) + case study report evaluation + oral presentation of the case studies’ results.


- Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies & Case Studies. D. Simchi-Levi, P. Kaminsky, E. Simchi-Levi. Edition McGraw Hill.- Fundamentals of Logistics Management (International Edition) D. Lambert, J. Stock, L. Ellram. Editions McGraw-Hill.

- Essentials of Logistics and Management, EPFL-Press 2007- Fundamentals of Production Planning and Control. S. Chapman, Edition Pearson Prentice Hall.

- Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operation. S. Chopra & P. Meindl. Edition Prentice Hall.- Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control. G. Ghiani, G. Laporte, R. Musmanno. Editions WILEY.

- Management Industriel et Logistique: Conception et pilotage de la Supply Chain. G. Baglin, O. Bruel, A Garreau, M. Greif, et al. Editions Economica.

- Other books, brochures, papers and case studies will be regularly provided to the students.

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