Course – Quantitative Modelling and Analysis of Supply Chains

April 3, 2019 10.00 - 16.00 h

In this course:

  • Students will learn to develop models of supply chains under different modelling assumptions;
  • Students will understand the implications of alternative modelling assumptions;
  • Students will be able able to mathematically analyze supply chains under specific structural assumptions (serial, convergent, divergent);
  • Students get an appreciation of the open questions regarding optimal strategies for multi-item multi-echelon inventory systems.

The course starts with a description of supply chains as multi-item multi-echelon inventory systems. We discuss relevant performance characteristics and objective functions. We provide an overview of the most important results to date, thereby providing insight into optimal policy structures, relations between state variables at different echelons in the system and numerical methods to find optimal policies.

Please find more details on this course in the course description.

Lecturer: Prof. Ton de Kok (TUE)

Course dates: 13 & 27 March, 3 & 17 April 2019

Time: 10.00 -16.00 h.

Location:  Utrecht, Boswell-Beta, Laan van Puntenburg 2A

Room: 2.07

ECTS: 1 (attendance) – 4 (attendance + assignment)

Participation: free for TRAIL/Beta/OML members and PhD students of participating faculties

Registration: CLICK HERE

This course is part of the GP-OML program (

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