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OPM 301: Operations Management

Contents
Role of operations management; fundamental planning tasks of operation management; planning methods; main features of production planning, transportation planning and inventory management.

Learning outcomes
Acquisition and application of basic concepts, theories and methods of operations management. This includes:

  • Understanding of essential planning tasks of operations management
  • Understanding of key trade-offs in operations management
  • Ability to structure and model complex planning tasks
  • Familiarity with common solution methods for planning tasks in operations management

Necessary prerequisites
semester 3 or higher

Recommended prerequisites
CC 303 Quantitative Methods

Contact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS4 SWS
Exercise class2 SWS4 SWS
Tutorial2 SWS3 SWS
ECTS6
LanguageEnglish
Form of assessmentWritten exam (90 min.)
Restricted Admissionno
Further information
Examiner
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann
Prof. Dr. Raik Stolletz
Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann / Prof. Dr. Raik Stolletz
OfferingFall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. BWL
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 2
Graded yes
LiteratureRecommended (not obligatory):
  • Nahmias, S., Production and Operations Analysis, McGraw Hill, 2009
  • Thonemann, U., Operations Management, Pearson, 2010
Course outlineTentative outline (subject to change):
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Business Analytics: Optimization and Production Planning
  • Business Analytics: Stochastic variability
  • Variability in Industry
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Demand forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Transportation Planning
  • Supply Chain Coordination