Think for 100 seconds, and summarize the key things that you learned in the class during Week 10 (e-Procurement)
Speaker: Doug McHughes, Vice President Pfizer Global Supply Business Technology
Topic: Technology Enabled Supply Chains at Pfizer
Doug is the Vice President in PGS BT (Pfizer Global Supply Business Technology) leader for the PGS Network Solutions BT group. In this role, he is the BT business partner responsible for delivering the full range of Business Technology capabilities to the PGS Global Supply Chain and Global External Supply organizations. In addition, he and his team are responsible for the on-going deployment and support of the GSC Business Intelligence, the Enterprise One program for small site and market ERP solution, all Highly Orchestrated Network (HOSuN) BT activities, and supporting the Continuous Improvement efforts related to the network. In addition, he collaborates with all of the other supporting BT functions to ensure the BT needs of the all GSC areas are met. Prior to his current role, Doug was the BioTech BT business partner responsible for the full range of BT solutions at the BioTech plant network. Prior to this role, Doug was the Program director for the Manufacturing Execution System program where he was responsible for the deployment, support, and on-going improvements to the program. Prior to that, he held leadership roles in the Quality Control BT areas responsible for the deployment, support and on-going improvements of a worldwide program involving LIMS, Chromatography, and Laboratory Data Archiving processes. He began his career as a systems analyst involved in the startup of a world headquarters of a Pharma company where he was responsible for security, building automation, warehousing, and space management systems. He then moved onto leadership positions in the global deployments of SAP, LIMS, and Change Control processes. Doug holds a BS in Computer Science from Washington and Lee University.
Think for 100 seconds, and summarize the key things that you learned in the class during Week 8 (e-Delivery and e-Fulfillment)
Think for 100 seconds, and summarize the key things that you learned in the class during Week 7 (Information goods)
Explain the following terms and discuss how these relate to the supply chain of digital products.
- Digital Rights Management
- Content Delivery Networks
- Technology compatibility
- Net Neutrality
- Cloud Computing
Internet Enabled Supply Chains
Due Date: February 26, 2019*
*due to the test on Feb 26, you can request a few extra days extra for submission of the beer game deliverables
We will complete the Root Beer Game as per the following schedule:
1. Practice session in class – in class February 19
2. Completion of round 1 – in class February 19. Record the performance of your group as per the submission sheet attached below.
3. After round 1, instructor resets the game and students are ready to start round 2 – February 21 (Instructor will send an email to the class when game is reset and students can start round 2)
4. Completion of round 2 and submission of deliverables – by February 26 (due to test 1 on that day, you can request a few days extra for submission)
A few rules while playing the beer game:
- Group members are not supposed to coordinate with each other during the practice session and round 1.
- They may coordinate for round 2.
- Also, in round 2, point of sale (POS) information visible to all roles (not just the retailer).
- Note that the demand pattern may change between the different rounds.
- The intent of playing multiple rounds is to demonstrate how manipulating certain aspects of the game can influence the performance of the supply chain.
Here is the deliverable for the beer game (one submission per Beer game group or per person if playing single player) – click here
The deliverable has two parts. One, complete the performance tables of your group. Two, prepare a short writeup on how you played the beer game, what strategies you employed, and how your strategies changed when you played the beer game for the second time compared to the first time.
Test 1 will be conducted by Canvas in-class on Tuesday February 26.
The test will consist of all the topics that we discussed in the class including case studies, as well as the material posted by the instructor on the course blog.
This study guide contains the list of relevant topics. While I have tried to make this list as comprehensive as possible, I may have inadvertently missed a topic or two, which may be included in the exam.
The test will be administered on-line during class using Canvas. Come to class prepared with your laptop and be ready to access the Canvas system to take the test. You can also use the laptops in the classroom to take the test
The test is open book / open notes.
Maximum amount of time to complete the exam is 75 minutes.
Test is approximately 25 questions (variety of formats i.e. Fill in blank, multiple choice, short answer).
Here is a copy of a sample midterm exam (click here).
Some of the questions relate to this realistic but fictitious small business case (click here). You are encouraged to pre-read, print, etc. the case prior to the exam and bring a copy to the exam.
Think for 100 seconds, and summarize the key things that you learned in the class during Week 5
Think for 100 seconds, and summarize the key things that you learned in the class during Week 4