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

  • Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship, 2017-2018, Master semester 1
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Operations: economics & strategy
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship, 2017-2018, Master semester 3
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Operations: economics & strategy
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship minor, 2017-2018, Autumn semester
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Operations: economics & strategy
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Systems Engineering minor, 2017-2018, Autumn semester
    • Semester
      Fall
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Operations: economics & strategy
    • Lecture
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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

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