INDR 483 Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis

Fall 2009


Instructor: Fikri Karaesmen, office: Eng-224, e-mail:,

phone: (212) 338-1718.


Teaching Assistant: Yeliz Akça, (


Lectures:        Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:30-13:45, Room: ENG-129


Office hours: Fikri Karaesmen: Monday  16.00-17.00, Tuesday 14.30-15.30

Yeliz Akça: Thursdays/Fridays: 10.00 - 11.00


Textbook: S. Chopra and P. Meindl, Supply Chain Management, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2007.

Other recommended books:

D. Simchi-Levi, P. Kaminsky and E. Simchi-Levi, Designing and Managing the Supply Chain, 2nd edition, Mc Graw Hill Irwin, 2003.


J.F. Shapiro, Modeling the Supply Chain, Duxbury, 2001





Lecture notes: Available on the webpage of the course:




Week   Topic                                                                                      Textbook             


1          Undertanding the Supply Chain                                                         Chap.1

2          Supply Chain Performance                                                                Chap. 2-3

3-4-5   Designing the Supply Chain Network                                                Chap. 4-5-6

6-7-8-9            Inventory Control in the Supply Chain                                     Chap. 10-11-12

10        Midterm,        Transportation in the Supply Chain                              Chap. 13

11        Sourcing Decisions                                                                            Chap. 14

12        Pricing and Revenue Management                                                     Chap. 15

13-14   Coordination Issues and the Value of Information                                Chap. 17

                                               Final exam


Case presentation and discussion: Cases that will be presented and discussed in class will be announced on the webpage by the second week of the semester.


Course webpage: The webpage includes information about the course, copies of class notes, grades, homework assignments, etc.


Grading: Class participation and Case Presentation: 10%,   Homeworks and Lab Assignments: 20%, Midterm*: 30%, Final: 40%.


Homeworks: Problem sets and short projects (groups of two).



Academic honesty:

Honesty and trust are important to all of us as individuals. Students and faculty adhere to the following principles of academic honesty at Koç University:


1.      Individual accountability for all individual work, written or oral. Copying from others or providing answers or information, written or oral, to others is cheating.

2.      Providing proper acknowledgement of original author. Copying from another student’s paper or from another text without written acknowledgement is plagiarism.

3.      Study or project group activity is effective and authorized teamwork. Unauthorized help from another person or having someone else write one’s paper or assignment is collusion.


Cheating, plagiarism, and collusion are serious offenses resulting in an F grade and disciplinary action.