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ESD.290 Special Topics in Supply Chain Management (Spring 2005, MIT OCW).

This consists of 16 video lectures from the January 2006 RFID conference at MIT. This subject presents a range of advanced topics in integrated logistics and supply chain management. The course was conducted in a lecture-discussion format, with participation of corporate executives as guest lecturers. Students prepare industry assessment analyses and make formal classroom presentations. Specific topics alternate from year to year, but basic content includes procurement strategies and strategic sourcing, dynamic pricing and revenue management tactics, mitigation of supply chain risk through supply contracts, strategic outsourcing of supply chain functions and operations, management and operation of third party logistics providers, and management of supply chain security. (from ocw.mit.edu)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Welcome and Introduction (Day 1) Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – R&D Opportunities and the Future of RFID Research Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – The Internet of Things: A Quantum Leap Forward Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – R&D Opportunities and the Future of RFID Tags Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – R&D Opportunities and the Future of RFID Frequencies Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Anti-Counterfeit Research / Time and Temperature Pedigree Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Aero-Astro Technology and Research – Active RFID Standardization Pathway Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Automotive Manufacturing Research Roadmap for RFID Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Healthcare and Life Sciences Requirements for RFID Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Introduction to iSPOTS Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Welcome and Introduction (Day 2) Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – RFID R&D Opportunities and the Supply Chain Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – RFID R&D Opportunities and the Supply Chain (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – RFID Packaging and Materials Sciences Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – RFID Systems and Applications Beyond the Supply Chain Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Industry Panel Plenary: Research Requiring Collaboration and Standardization Unlimited

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