Instructor: John Sum, Institute of Technology Management
Time: Monday 19:10 - 22:00 (2012 Fall)
Venue: Room 214, NCHU Central Science Park Campus
Email: (for general enquiries) (for document submission)


The objectives of this lectures by John Sum are to introduce (i) the concept of supply chain network and models, (ii) the evolution of supply chain from the ancient time to the modern world. Besides, the students are supposed to learn the key skills in analyzing and designing supply chain network.


  1. From Organization to Supply Chain (Week 13) (Industrial activities are tightly related to commercial activities, logistics, and for sure the financial activities. Moreover, computer technologies, network technologies and Internet play important roles in the evolution of supply chain management.)
  2. E-Business & Supply Chain (Week 14)
  3. Supply Chain Analysis & Design (Week 15)
  4. Advanced Topics (Week 16)
  5. Presentation (Week 17-18)


  1. Course Outline (Word format)
  2. Supplement 1 (PPT format)
  3. SCM from Wikipedia (PDF format)
  4. McLaneAT - Drayton McLane on Supply Chain Technology & Company History (Youtube Video)
  5. Module 1: What is Supply Chain Management? (ASU-WPC-SCM)
  6. Module 2: Buy It: Managing Supply (ASU-WPC-SCM)
  7. Module 3: Make It: Manufacturing and Operations


  1. LM Ellram, WL Tate, C. Billington, Understanding and Managing Services Supply Chain, Journal of Supply Chain Management, p.17-32, November 2004.
  2. IBM, Blueprint for Supply Chain Visibility, 2006.
  3. IBM, Supply Chain Maturity Model, 2006.
  4. IBM, Multi Enterprises Visibility , 2011.
  5. Bill Canis, The Motor Vehicle Supply Chain: Effects of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, Congressional Research Service, 7-5700,, R41831, May 2011.


  1. Class participation, Reading Exercises
  2. Individual Assignment
  3. Project (with presentation)

Individual Assignment íV Job Description [10%]

  1. Purposes
  2. Contents

Project (Group) [40%]

  1. Purposes: Follow the work that has been done in the first 12 weeks and extend by refinng the supply chain structure and adding descriptions on the role of each team companies.
  2. Submissions: Presentation Slides (preferred in Power Point format)