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Course title Supply Chain Operations*
Course code EBC4127
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 2-9-2024 20-10-2024 X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Marianne Peeters
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Language of instruction English
The main goal of the course is to equip students with a toolbox of techniques that are indispensable in the understanding, design, and management of operations, both in production and services in a supply chain context.
This course addresses the basic operational processes in manufacturing and logistics which together form the primary processes of the supply chain. It will address operational issues in transportation (routing, loading, modal choices), warehousing (order processing, design, value added logistics), manufacturing (TQM, planning). The course will give detailed attention to the operational processes, but also to (quantitative) tools as they are available to measure, define and improve the processes. This course lays the foundation for all subsequent supply chain related programmed content. This course addresses issues in running and optimizing processes, which mostly take place within a company in the supply chain.
Cases are selected from the literature as well as real-life company cases.
Operations and Supply Chain Management by F. Robert Jacobs and Richard Chase, Global Edition, 2014. ISBN 978-0-0771-5162-1.
The basic prerequisites for the course are familiarity with linear programming modeling, statistics, and with MS Excel including the Solver plugin.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Global Supply Chain Management and Change Compulsory Course(s)