Course ObjectiveIn today's highly competitive markets supply chain managers are
challenged to design, plan and control logistics processes at company
and supply chain level. Regardless of whether their supply chain is
aiming for e.g. higher responsiveness, improved cost efficiency or
supply chain vulnerability, the resulting decision problems tend to be
complex and require quantitative analysis. Moreover, they often need to
be addressed under time pressure without access to dedicated software
This course wants to teach students how to use and build spreadsheet
models to (i) analyze real-life company data, (ii) develop optimization
and simulation models, (iii) report results and formulate
recommendations to improve supply chain performance.
Course ContentIn this course you learn a variety of methods for analyzing, modelling
and improving logistics processes in supply chains. To make sure that
you can apply these skills in practice we will use widely available
spreadsheet software (and add-ins) instead of dedicated software which
is often unavailable in companies. Important topics that we are going to
address are data processing, optimization and simulation analysis.
Students will be challenged to solve exercises and case studies by
designing appropriate spreadsheet models.
Teaching MethodsLectures and (computer) tutorials
Method of AssessmentTeam assessment
Entry RequirementsStudents not following the MSc BA TSCM programme are kindly requested to
contact the course coordinator prior to enrollment.
Literature- extensive handouts and additional course material to be distributed
- handbook to be announced
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||School of Business and Economics|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. W.E.H. Dullaert|
|Examiner||prof. dr. W.E.H. Dullaert|
prof. dr. W.E.H. Dullaert
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Study Group, Practical|
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