What are the basic components of a supply chain? How do these components interact with each other? How do they influence each other? How can you plan for optimum performance between components in the supply chain?
How are employee, equipment, facilities, and budget resources positioned along a supply chain? At any given point, how may one resource be more important than another? How might different types of industries place different emphases on these resources?
What are the basic process steps for designing a supply chain? Is the order of the process steps important? Why or why not? How can you tell if the process is meeting your performance requirements?