Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode EBM035A05
Vaknaam Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Logistics and Supply Chain Operations
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. distinguish and analyse the factors that affect logistic performance
2. explain the mechanisms that determine logistic peformance
3. analyse and diagnose logistic data of complex networks of operations
4. select or develop an appropriate operations & supply chain management approach for different networks of operations
5. develop a research design and project plan to analyse a complex logistic problem
6. write a well-structured scientific report on a researched operational problem
7. clearly report and present the conclusions of logistic project.
Omschrijving The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to improve logistic performance (e.g. short lead times, high productivity and high delivery reliability) by taking the right tactical and operational decisions.

The lectures of this course will help students to master the core operations principles and mechanisms that determine logistic performance. This forms the starting point for an assessment of the operations and supply chain management approaches, such as lean, that make use of these mechanisms. Mechanisms discussed relate to e.g. capacity utilisation, variability, batching, buffering, inventories and pooling synergy. The course focuses on approaches and decisions performed at the tactical and operational level of supply chain management. Tactical decisions can, for example, relate to capacity adjustments, whether to buy a new machine or truck, or investing in the skills of employees. Operational decisions may relate to, for example, which delivery times can be promised or when inventories should be replenished.

Tutorials and practicals, generally driven by company data, will help the students in developing a better understanding of the discussed mechanisms. Besides, the tutorials will provide students with the skills to diagnose performance problems related to each mechanism.
Uren per week 6
Onderwijsvorm gecombineerde hoor-/werkcolleges, practica
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. M.J. Land
Docent(en) dr. M.J. Land , A.P. Seepma, MSc.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Supply Chain Science (2011); Waveland Press; Long Grove, Illinois, USA.

Hopp, W.J. 978-1-57766-738-4 €  95,00
Opmerkingen Secretary office Dui-631
Phone: 050-3637020
E-mail: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Supply Chain Management/SCM  (basisprogramma MSc SCM) 1 semester I a verplicht