Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Operations: economics & strategy

MGT-528

Lecturer(s) :

Weber Thomas Alois

Language:

English

Summary

Supply-chain management within a firm is concerned with the flow of goods and services from firms to consumers. This course provides an overview of the economic drivers and technological possibilities for designing a successful supply-chain strategy, especially in view of information flows.

Content

Readings and cases are used to discuss the following topics:

1. Origin and Scope of Supply-Chain Management

2. Supply-Chain Coordination

3. Strategic/Tactical/Operational Decisions

4. Performance Metrics

5. Inventory Management: Basics

6. Dealing with Risk

7. Information Sharing and Enabling Information Technologies

8. Cooperation and Relational Contracts

9. Sourcing Decisions and Contracting

10. Recent & Special Issues

Keywords

Economic Models, Operations, Strategic Management

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Basic calculus & economics & statistics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment combining:

20% Homework
40% Team project
30% Written exam
10% Class participation

Resources

Bibliography

Reading bulkpack

Websites

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10  BC01  
10-11    
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German