This course focuses on a data-driven approach to supply chain management decision-making. Specifically, the class introduces and explains how analytics is being used by logistics and supply chain practitioners. A strong emphasis will be placed on the development and use of analytics-based models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra-and inter-firm logistics operations. Three topical of specific focus are: Demand Forecasting, SCM Data Analysis, and Vendor Selection and Management. A variety of industry-based cases will be utilized to illustrate current SCM practices on a global basis. This course will also make extensive use of simulations to further emphasize the interactive nature of supply chains.