Operations and Logistics Management

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode EBB068A05
Vaknaam Operations and Logistics Management
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Operations and Logistics Management
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the students are able to:
1. Describe and analyze supply chains of products and services.
2. Identify logistics decision problems in the processing and distribution of goods and services, related logistics costs, objectives and constraints.
3. Discuss logistics control problems, global logistics, and integration of logistics activities.
4. Evaluate supply chain performance, manufacturing processes and facility layout strategies, understand strategic sourcing and bullwhip effect among with other critical phenomena along with their possible solutions in supply chain management.
5. Design logistical processes using qualitative and quantitative approaches (waiting-line models, simulation, productivity, and deterministic performance estimation).
6. Critically analyze classic academic articles in the field of operations and supply chain management (at a basic level).
7. Write in a group a small report and give a presentation about a case study related to supply chains models and logistics decision problems.
Omschrijving Nowadays, no organization operates in isolation: contemporary organizations are part of (often global) networks of suppliers, producers, distributors, retailers, and consumers that make up a'supply chain'. The fundamental objective of this course is to help students understand the role of companies in such a network consisting of (international) suppliers and buyers. The main topics treated are supply strategy, outsourcing, characteristics of both service and manufacturing operational processes, distribution and after sales operations, and the various decision-making processes concerned with these topics. In addition to these aspects, a number of decision support tools will be introduced which are used to assess the supply chain performance and analyze and design flows of goods and services. Hence, this course intends to provide basic knowledge of operations and global supply chains management.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(Tutorial (in groups) are mandatory (no show leads to grade deduction))
Toetsvorm -actieve deelname,  -groepsopdracht,  -groepspresentatie,  -individuele opdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open en mc vragen),  -tussentijds tentamen (mc vragen)
(Intermediate exam (20%)+final exam (60%)+assignment grades (20%). The final exam covers all contents of this course including those treated in the intermediate exam. Assignment grades consist of three group assignments and one individual assignment. Tutorial attendance is mandatory. Active participation in tutorial class (e.g., being active in the discussion which helps create an active learning atmosphere in tutorial class) can be awarded bonus points.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. X. Tong
Docent(en) dr. X. Tong ,dr. C. Xiao
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Some additional articles (t.b.a.) Various
Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Core, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill Education, New York. Jacobs, F. Robert, Richard B.Chase 9781260547627 ca. €  63,00
Entreevoorwaarden The contents of this course are at the basis level of operations and supply chain (logistics) management. However, some prior knowledge of statistics (e.g., understanding of normal distribution, simple probability theories, random distributions etc.) is required.
Opmerkingen Secretary Operations, Room: 5411-0634, Phone: +31(0)50 3632731, email: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  ( Business Economics) 2 semester I b verplicht
Courses Exchange (BSc): semester 1.1 and 1.2 not open (due to corona measures)  (Courses Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access (sem 1.1 & 1.2 not open)) 2 semester I b keuze