Courses Master Display 2020-2021

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Course title Supply Chain Operations Management
Course code EBC4016
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 26-10-2020 11-12-2020 X X
4 1-2-2021 26-3-2021 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Christof Defryn
For more information: c.defryn@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Understanding the basic concepts of operations management in a supply chain context. Students will learn specific methods and techniques to model and solve problems in managing a firm's operations and learn about recent applications of such methods.
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

The course Supply Chain Operations deals with the design, management and improvement of the processes that create a firm's primary services and products.
Topics include scheduling, facility layout, facility location, sales & operations planning, inventory control, and project management.
The course combines theory and exercises with several cases and recent research articles from the manufacturing and service industry.
Literature
Literature will consist of recent research articles as well as case studies that will be made available. A list of textbooks on Operations Management is given in the course manual for additional reading/basic concepts.
Prerequisites
Repeat students who want to follow this course in period 4 have to request a course registration through Surfyourself.

Basic knowledge of statistics, probability and simulation; knowledge of Linear Programming and familiarity with Excel and the Solver plugin (as e.g. from the courses "Quantitative Methods" and "Operations Management" from the Bachelor International Business).
A previous course on Operations Management will be useful.
An advanced level of English.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods Attendance / Participation / Written Exam / Assignment / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research - No specialisation Year 1 Disc- IB Supply Chain Mgmt
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Elective Course(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 2 Elective Course(s)
Master Econometrics and Operations Research Free Electives
Master Human Decision Science Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Accounting and Business Information Technology Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Entrepreneurship and Business Development Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Managerial Decision-Making and Control Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Information Management and Business Intelligence Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Marketing-Finance Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategic Corporate Finance Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategic Marketing Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategy and Innovation Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Supply Chain Management Compulsory Course(s)
Master International Business - Sustainable Finance Elective Course(s)
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