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Postgraduate Course: Supply Chain Analytics with Games (CMSE11421)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course applies game-theoretic techniques to supply chain problems.
Course description Academic Description
The objective of this course is to enhance students' understanding of how a game-theoretic modelling and analysis framework could generate insights and provide solutions to complex supply chain games involving a variety of supply chain players, and to train students to critically assess game theory based analytical models and techniques and choose the appropriate one(s) to address a specific decision problem in a supply chain. The course provides opportunities for students to learn from each other, from practitioners in the field, and from the latest theoretical and applied research in the field.

Outline Content:
(Lecture 1) Bilateral Bargaining
(Lecture 2) Supply Chains under Uncertainty
(Lecture 3) Supply Chains with Asymmetric Information
(Lecture 4) Multilateral Bargaining
(Lecture 5) Supply Chain Networks

Student Learning Experience
Students will learn basic concepts from 5 two-hour lectures for 5 weeks. In Week 8 and Week 10, they will be able to learn how to apply the basic concepts and solve the problems from the additional tutorial sessions. Problem solving skills will be developed through completing their assignments.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Game Theory for Business Analytics (CMSE11422)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements For MSc Business Analytics students, or by permission of course organiser. Please contact the course secretary.
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss the concepts and methods of supply chain game analytics using the proper terminology
  2. Identify strategic situations in which different agents have conflicting incentives and properly describe the related supply chain decision problems, model them as games, choose the right method of analysis and devise a solution
  3. Interpret solutions, formulate managerial guidelines and make recommendations
  4. Identify the rationale of the assumptions behind game-theoretic models, describe how such assumptions play in a specific model, and critically evaluate the appropriateness of the assumptions in practical applications
  5. Communicate solutions effectively and efficiently to a critical audience of non-specialists
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Graduate Attributes and Skills On completion of the course students should be able to apply the game-theoretic knowledge and understanding into various operations and supply chain problems.
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Course organiserDr Joosung Lee
Tel: (0131 6)51 1375
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Millson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3013
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