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Operations Management

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Operations Management
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BIBW-340
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BIBW-340 (P420-0210) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 3, mandatory course
BIBW-340 (P420-0210) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne
Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne

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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,
  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 the 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:
1.      Introduction
2.        Strategic tasks in production, logistics and procurement
2.1.        Market and production strategy
2.2.        Making decisions 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 principles 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 procurement

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

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Recommended or required reading:
- Chopra, S., Meindl, P. (2016): Supply Chain Management _ Strategy, Planning, and Operation, 6th edition, Pearson Education Limited UK (English)
- Jacobs, F. R., Chase, R. B. (2014): Operations and Supply Chain Management, 14th Global Edition, McGraw-Hill, Berkshire/UK (English)
- Johnson, G. et al (2016): Strategisches Management: eine Einführung, 10.  Auflage, Pearson Verlag, Hallbergmoos (German)
- Johnson, G. et al (2011): Exploring Strategy: Text & Cases, 9th edition, Prentice Hall, Harlow/UK (English)
- Kiener, S. et al. (2009): Produktionsmanagement. 9. Auflage. München u.a. (German)
- Koether, R. (2011): Taschenbuch der Logistik, 4.Auflage, Hanser Verlag, München
- Krajewski, L.J., Malhotra M.K., Ritzman, L.P. (2015): Operations Management, 11th International edition, Pearson Educational Limted, Harlow/UK (English)
- Pfohl, H.C. (2010): Logistiksysteme _ Betriebswirtschaftliche Grundlagen, 8. Auflage, Springer Verlag, Berlin (German, available in digital form)
- Rushton, A., Croucher, P., Baker, P. (2012): The handbook of logistics & distribution management, 4th edition, Kogan Page, London/UK (English)
- Thonemann, U. (2010): Operations Management, 2.Auflage, Pearson, München
- van Weele, A. J. (2010): Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 5th edition, Cengage Learning, Andover/UK (English)
- Tempelmeier, H., Günther, H.O., (2014): Produktion und Logistik: Supply Chain Management und Operations Management, 11. Auflage, Books on demand, Norderstedt, additional exercise book available (German)

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