IT Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management Syllabus - BIM (TU)

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Course Description

Course Objectives

This module aims to impart entrepreneurial skill in student to effectively run business and efficiently manage the supply chain. Students are required to undertake project work in this module.

Course Description

Overview of Entrepreneurship, Business Plan for a new venture-introduction, Overview of Supply Chain Management, Co-ordination in a Supply Chain, Supply Chain performance: Achieving Strategic fit and scope, Supply chain Drivers and Matrices, Designing the supply chain Network, IT in a Supply Chain, Planning demand and supply in supply chain. Supply Chain Globalization, Entrepreneurial Supply Chain.

Unit Contents

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Unit 1: Overview of Entrepreneurship                                                                                              LH 4

Entrepreneurship Definition of Entrepreneur

The entrepreneurial decision process

Role of entrepreneurship In economic development Intrapreneurship

Ethics and social responsibility of Entrepreneurship

Unit 2: Business Plan for a new venture-introduction                                             LH 6

Defining the Business plan

Scope and value of the Business plan Writing the Business plan

The Marketing plan

Marketing research for a new venture Characteristics of a Marketing plan Steps in preparing a marketing plan

Unit 3: Overview of Supply Chain Management                                                     LH 6

Definition of Supply Chain Management Functions and Objective of a Supply Chain Decision phases of Supply Chain Process View of a Supply Chain - Cycle View and Pull/Push View The importance of a supply chain flows

Pitfalls and opportunities in a Supply Chain

Case Studies presentations

Dell Computer: Direct Marketing

7-Eleven: A convenience Store Toyota: A Global Auto Manufacturer An e-Business Summary

Unit 4: Co-ordination in a Supply Chain                                                           LH 6

Lack of Supply Chain co-ordination and the Bullwhip effect Effect of lack of co-ordination on performance

Obstacles to co-ordination in a Supply chain Managerial Levers to achieve coordination.

Role of IT in coordination, forecasting and Replenishment

Unit 5: Supply Chain performance: Achieving Strategic fit and scope                   LH 5

Competitive and Supply Chain Strategies Achieving Strategic fit Understanding the customer

Understanding the supply chain Achieving strategic fit

Obstacles in achieving strategic fit

Unit 6: Supply chain Drivers and Matrices                                                         LH 4

Drivers of supply Chain performance Frame work for structuring Drivers.

Role of each cross functional drivers in competitive strategy and supply chain strategy with components

Facility Inventory Information Transportation Sourcing Pricing


Role of MIS,ERP,ESS,EIS,AI ,DSS in cross functional drivers performance.

Unit 7: Designing the supply chain Network                                                       LH 6

Role of distribution in supply chain

Factors influencing distribution network design Design Option for a distribution Network

E-business and the Distribution Network. Role of network design in supply chain.

Factors influencing Network Design Decisions Frame work for Network design Decision

Network optimization Models

The capacitated plant location model Gravity Location model

Unit 8: IT in a Supply Chain                                                                    LH 3

The role of IT in a Supply Chain and its network design Supply chain IT Framework

Supply chain Macro process and IT Future of IT in supply chain

Risk Management in IT Supply chain IT in Practice

Unit 9: Planning demand and supply in supply chain                                   LH 3

Characteristic and role of forecasting Role of IT in forecasting

Role of aggregate planning with problems in supply chain Role of IT in aggregate Planning

Inventory Planning with known and uncertain demand

Unit 10: Supply Chain Globalization                                                               LH 3

Rational and key strategies Requirements and Challenges Supply Chain Globalization Potential hidden costs

Total Cost Strategy

Unit 11: Entrepreneurial Supply Chain                                                         LH 2

Introduction Strategies

Tutorial                                                                                                          LH 12

Text and Reference Books


Supply chain Management, Strategy, Planning, and Operation By Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl (Third Edition)

Entrepreneurship (Fifth Edition) By Robert D. Hisrich and Michael P. Peters

Management information system (Managing the digital firm) by Kenneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon (Ninth edition)

Management Information system by James O’ Brien (sixth edition)

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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code IT 229
  • Semester Eighth Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary