Courses Bachelor Display 2021-2022

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Course title Management of Operations and Product Development
Course code BENC2012
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 11-4-2022 3-6-2022 X X L
Level no level
Coordinator Tim Oosterwijk
For more information: t.oosterwijk@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
* Students will acquire up-to-date knowledge of theories, frameworks, typologies, and methods that are relevant in the context of the production, transportation, and management of new products and will connect theories with practice by engaging in discussions of real-world issues.
* To realize the above learning objectives, effective communication, feedback, and teamwork will be the key. As a result, students will sharpen their interpersonal competences in an international professional context.
Description
Every year, companies launch thousands of new products. Many firms consider innovation of their business although failure rates of up to 80% are not uncommon. In this course we study what it takes to successfully bring products to the market. Specifically, we discuss how companies can produce and supply the new products in a cost-efficient yet customer-oriented manner. The course addresses the operational decisions that lie at the core of this process. Students will practice the mathematical and statistical methods necessary to optimize these decisions.
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Prerequisites
BENC1002 Calculus
Keywords
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Participation / Written Exam / Assignment
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This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Business Engineering Year 2 Elective Course(s)