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Operations Management

Module name (EN): Operations Management
Degree programme: International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: IBB-150
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 25.11.2019]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
IBB-150 International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 1, 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:
IBB-451 Logistics Projects
IBB-452 Sustainable Logistics Management
IBB-453 International Logistics Seminar

[updated 06.03.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne
Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne

[updated 02.03.2020]
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 basic strategic concepts of operations management, vertical integration decisions and facility layout decisions,
- Apply basic methods for the qualitative and quantitative selection of production and distribution locations,
- Describe the design of production and warehouse systems and major processes used to run operations,
- Define quality, illustrate the concept of quality management and choose appropriate simple methods for quality
- List typical advantages and disadvantages of different modes of external transportation and distribution,
- Explain and calculate trade-offs in inventory management based on examples, e.g. delivery services and
  logistic costs, Economic Order Quantity,
- Differentiate between alternative inventory policies and discuss their respective advantages and disadvantages,
- Apply simple methods of Demand Forecasting, Sales and Operations Planning, Material Replenishment and Production Scheduling and Control,
- Solve simple vehicle routing problems with the Saving Heuristics,
- Give examples for innovative trends and express their impact on operations management.

[updated 04.02.2020]
Module content:
1.        Introduction
2.        Market and production strategy
3.        Making decisions on vertical integration and outsourcing
4.        Location planning
5.        Facility layout
6.        Warehouse management, order picking and internal transportation
7.        Quality management
8.        Traffic modes and external transportation
9.        Inventory management
10.        Demand forecasting
11.        Sales and operations planning
12.        Material requirements planning
13.        Production scheduling and control
14.        Shipping, packaging and route planning
15.        Latest trends in operations management

[updated 14.12.2019]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, instructive discourse, mathematical exercises, case studies, group work

[updated 25.11.2019]
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. (2017): Produktionsmanagement. 11. Auflage. München u.a. (German)
- Koether, R. (2018): Taschenbuch der Logistik, 5.Auflage, Hanser Verlag, München (German)
- Krajewski, L.J., Malhotra M.K., Ritzman, L.P. (2015): Operations Management, 11th International edition, Pearson Educational Limted, Harlow/UK (English)
- Pfohl, H.C. (2018): Logistiksysteme - Betriebswirtschaftliche Grundlagen, 9. Auflage, Springer Vieweg, Berlin (German)
- Rushton, A., Croucher, P., Baker, P. (2012): The handbook of logistics & distribution management, 4th edition, Kogan Page, London/UK (English)
- Thonemann, U. (2015): Operations Management, 3.Auflage, Pearson, München (German)
- Tempelmeier, H., Günther, H.O., (2016): Produktion und Logistik: Supply Chain Management und Operations Management, 12. Auflage, Books on demand, Norderstedt, additional exercise book available (German)

[updated 14.12.2019]
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