Supply Chain Management


Stanford School of Engineering



Identify coordination challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities in supply chain management that coincide with industry initiatives. Gain a global perspective, mass customization and supplier management principles, and effective strategies for measuring performance in supply chain management. Student projects and case assignments will provide exposure to common situations encountered in industrial application.


Introduction to Operations Management (Stanford Course:MS&E260) or Inventory Control and Production Systems (Stanford Course:MS&E261)

  • 1 year of college level calculus (through calculus of several variables, such as MATH51 or CME100)
  • Background in statistics, experience with spreadsheets recommended.
  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

Topics include

  • Definition of a supply chain
  • Design and redesign of products
  • Inventory/service tradeoffs
  • Tools for analysis, industrial applications, and current industry initiatives