Operations and Supply Chain Management

Study Board of Business Economics

Teaching language: English
EKA: B100087X12, B100087X02, B100087512, B100087112, B100087502, B100087102
Censorship: Second examiner: None
Grading: Pass/Fail, 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Slagelse, Odense
Offered in: Autumn
Level: Bachelor

Course ID: B100087X01, B100087501, B100087101
ECTS value: 10

Date of Approval: 02-03-2018


Duration: 1 semester

Course ID

B100087X01
B100087501
B100087101

Course Title

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Teaching language

English

ECTS value

10

Responsible study board

Study Board of Business Economics

Date of Approval

02-03-2018

Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Ole Bent Olesen ole@sam.sdu.dk

Offered in

Slagelse, Odense

Level

Bachelor

Offered in

Autumn

Duration

1 semester

Mandatory prerequisites

.

Recommended prerequisites

Microeconomics, Tools for Quantitative Analysis, Mathematics, Business IT.

Aim and purpose

Resource Management and Supply Chain Management are key areas in business economics. The course forms, together with the other courses in business economics, the core of the bachelor programme in Economics and Business Administration, HA.


The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a solid knowledge on business economic aspects of operations management. The operations management focus is often limited to the in-house processes (e.g. production and logistics). This course also provides a solid introduction to modern management terms such as Supply Chain Management (SCM). SCM is a discipline in which the company is seen as part of a supply chain consisting of its suppliers, distributors, retailers and customers.

The focus in the course is on the interaction between all participants in the supply chain. The course provides the students with skills that enable them to work with resource planning and SCM, both in projects and seminars.

Content

  • Total Quality Management (TQM)

  • Project management
  • Capacity management

  • Supplier Management
  • Forecasting
  • Logistics
  • Aggregated planning

  • Material Requirement Planning
  • Inventory management at company level and for the entire value chain

  • Routing

  • Lean production / Just in Time
  • Graphical method for solving a simple linear programming problem and calculate dual prices.
  • Transportation and other network models 

Learning goals

After the course the student should be able to use the theories and models introduced in the course to describe and analyze central aspects of a company and its supply chain. Students should be able to quantify the consequences of various decisions; both in relation to Supply Chain Management in general, and in relation to production control, inventory policy and logistics on a tactical and an operational level. The phrase “theories and models” refers to theories and models within the topics listed under the heading “Content.”

When initiating an analysis and quantifying the consequences of various decisions, the student must be able to choose, among many different models, one that is appropriate. In this process it is expected that the student can state relevant reasons for the choice of a specific model.


In addition, the student should be able to use Excel and a set of VBA Addins to accomplish specific calculation necessary to make the decisions described above.

Literature

Announced at semester start.

Teaching Method

The student is expected to gain knowledge of the course subjects through independent study of literature. These studies will be supported by lectures on the subjects of the course. The purpose of the lectures is to give an overview of the curriculum and to facilitate the understanding of complicated subject areas.
In addition, the student will learn the skills that are obtained in the course by solving exercise problems. This work can be carried out alone or in a study group. The student will be supported in exercise classes, where solution methods to the exercises will be shown and discussed based on the students’ suggested solutions.



Furthermore, the student trains his or her skills by solving the compulsory assignment. This assignment involves a report within one or more of the subject areas. The compulsory assignment involves typically quantitative analyses involving the use of appropriate Excel worksheets, and the facilities available in such tools.

Workload

Scheduled classes:
4 hours of lectures and 1 hour of exercises a week for 1 semester.

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The student is expected to use (SAT):
Lectures: 60 hours.
Preparation: 80 hours.
Practice hours: 15 hours.
Preparation of exercises: 15 hours.
Home assignment: 60 hours.
Exam: 40 hours.
A total of 270 hours.

Examination regulations

Exam - Home assignment and Written in situ exam.

Name

Exam - Home assignment and Written in situ exam.

Timing

Home assignment:
Exam: End of October.
Reexam: End of November.

Written exam:
Exam: January.
Reexam: February.

The form of the reexam(s) is subject to change.

Rules

00 is not allowed

Tests

Home assignment

Name

Home assignment

Form of examination

Home assignment

Censorship

Second examiner: None

Grading

Pass/Fail

Identification

Student Identification Card - Exam number

Language

English

Duration

1 week.

Length

No restrictions.

Examination aids

All exam aids allowed. 

Assignment handover

Via the course page in Blackboard.

Assignment handin

In SDU-assignment in the course page in Blackboard.

ECTS value

5

Additional information

The assignment must be done in groups of 2-4.
The teacher can decide deviations.

To pass the course, the student must pass a home assignment and receive a grade of at least 02 in the written exam. 

EKA

B100087X12
B100087512
B100087112

Written exam

Name

Written exam

Form of examination

Written in situ exam

Censorship

Second examiner: None

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card - Exam number

Language

English

Duration

4 hours written in situ exam.

Length

No limit.

Examination aids

All exam aids allowed. It is not allowed to communicate during the exam.

Assignment handover

Physically in the examination room.

Assignment handin

In SDU assignment in the course page in Blackboard. It is not allowed to hand in hand-written enclosures.

ECTS value

5

Additional information

Location: The exam is conducted with the student's own pc with access to Jensen's Add-ins, fx. via Excel.
Internet: Necessary.

To pass the course, the student must pass a home assignment and receive a grade of at least 02 in the written exam.

EKA

B100087X02
B100087502
B100087102

External comment

NOTE - This course is identical with the former course 9845901 Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Used examination attempts in the former identical course will be transferred.
Courses that are identical with former courses that are passed according to applied rules cannot be retaken.

The student is automatically registered for the first examination attempt when the student is registered for a course or course element with which one or more examinations are associated. Withdrawal of registration is not possible, and students who fail to participate in an examination have used one examination attempt, unless the University has made an exemption due to special circumstances. 

Joint lectures with Ressourcestyring and Supply Chain Management.

Courses offered

Period Offer type Profile Programme Semester

Teachers

Name Email Department City
Ole Bent Olesen ole@sam.sdu.dk Odense