MGT-528 / 4 credits

Teacher: 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

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:

  • Realize strategic significance of operational decisions
  • Create a dynamic strategic plan
  • Develop structural insights
  • Solve basic quantitative models
  • Construct performance metrics
  • Optimize operational decisions in the presence of uncertainty and competition
  • Transpose concepts to concrete application (project)

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Collect data.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment combining:

20% Homework
40% Team project
40% Final exam (during the official winter exam session)

Resources

Bibliography

Reading bulkpack

Websites

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Operations: economics & strategy
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Operations: economics & strategy
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Operations: economics & strategy
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Operations: economics & strategy
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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     

Wednesday, 9h - 12h: Lecture BC01