Lecture Notes: System Design and Control 

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Catalog Description 

“This course examines the consequences of global markets, meaning that successful competition in an uneven cultural, economic, political, and social playing field requires deriving cost efficiencies from constantly re-engineered, extended supply chains.  The best of the re-engineering takes a total cost analysis approach, viewing all parts of the supply chain as an integrated whole and leaving nothing in isolation. Students are introduced to the design and control techniques that derive from a systems approach.”


Sterman, John. Business Dynamics : Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World. Boston: Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2000, Parts I and II

Bolstorff, Peter, and Robert Rosenbaum. Supply Chain Excellence : A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the Scor Model. 2nd ed. New York: AMACOM-American Management Association, 2007,  selected chapters

Lecture Notes 

Introduction to the Course and System Design and Control

An Introduction to System Design and Control

An Introduction to the Supply Chain

A Note on Control

Course Design Notes

Notes on TMGT 8510 System Design and Control