OPM 301: Operations Management

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

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS4 SWS
Exercise class2 SWS4 SWS
Tutorial2 SWS3 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten exam (90 min)
Restricted admissionno
Further information
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Raik Stolletz
Prof. Dr. Eunji Lee
Prof. Dr. Eunji Lee / Prof. Dr. Raik Stolletz
Frequency of offeringFall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationB.Sc. BWL
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1, CG 2
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