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Production, Logistics and Purchasing (Operations Management)

Module name (EN): Production, Logistics and Purchasing (Operations Management)
Degree programme: Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: BBWL-2020-410
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 min. / Can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BBWL-410 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, semester 4, mandatory course
BBWL-410 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2016, semester 4, mandatory course
BBWL-2020-410 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 4, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne

[updated 01.10.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to use their knowledge about the theoretical foundations of operations management and the practical experience gained by working on cases studies to do the following:
- Explain the significance of vertical integration decisions, as well as
  list the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing,
- Describe the criteria and procedures necessary for supplier evaluation,
- Apply basic methods for the qualitative and quantitative selection of
  production and distribution locations
- Specify goals in the design of production and storage systems,
- Evaluate alternative possibilities for the design of production and storage systems,
- Describe the basic methods of quality management for these systems and processes,
- List the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of transportation,
- Explain and quantify the connection between delivery services and logistic costs based on examples,
- Explain the way alternative inventory policies work and discuss their respective advantages and disadvantages,
- Describe methods for sales planning and apply a procedure for time series forecasting,
- Explain each step within the framework of hierarchical production program planning,
- Draw up a production program based on a sales plan and given capacities,
- Calculate material requirements based on a production program, a parts list and a work plan,
- Explain the consequences of economic lot size decisions,
- Describe the possibilities of production control,
- Explain the task of vehicle routing and possible approaches to this problem,
- Identify macroeconomic trends and their impact on production, logistics and procurement.

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Module content:
2. Strategic tasks in production, logistics and procurement
2.1. Market and production strategy
2.2. Decision on vertical integration and outsourcing
2.3. Managing supplier relationships
2.4. Location planning
3. Tactical tasks in production, logistics and procurement
3.1. The basics of process design
3.2. Production system design
3.3. The design of warehouse and order picking systems
3.4. Quality management
3.5. Selecting a mode of transport and delivery frequencies
3.6. Inventory policies
4. Operational production, logistics and procurement management
4.1. Sales planning and forecasts
4.2. Hierarchical planning concept: PPS/MRP II
4.3. Production program planning
4.4. Material requirements planning
4.5. Lot size planning
4.6. Production control
4.7. Shipping and packaging
4.8. Vehicle routing
5. Trends in production, logistics and purchasing

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, instructive discourse, mathematical exercises, case studies, group work

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Recommended or required reading:
- Kiener, Stefan et al.: Produktionsmanagement. München: Oldenbourg, latest
- Günther, Hans-Otto, and Horst Tempelmeier. Produktion und Logistik.
  Heidelberg Berlin: Springer, latest edition.
- Thonemann, Ulrich. Operations Management. München: Pearson Studium, latest
- Large, Rudolf: Strategisches Beschaffungsmanagement. Eine praxisorientierte
  Einführung mit Fallstudien. 3. vollst. überarb. u. erw. Aufl. Wiesbaden:
  Gabler, latest edition.
- Schneeweiß, Christoph: Einführung in die Produktionswirtschaft. 8., verb. u.
  erw. Aufl. Berlin u.a. 2002.
- Vahrenkamp, Richard: Logistik. 6. Auflage, München: Oldenbourg, latest
- Krajewski, Lee J., Ritzman, Larry P., and Manoj K. Malhotra. Operations
  management. Upper Saddle River, N.J., Pearson Education, latest edition

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