Operations and Supply Chain Management


Course Objective

Upon completion of this course students are able to:
• Evaluate and assess contemporary challenges in operations and supply
chain management
• Evaluate and propose alternative strategic, tactical and operational
best practices in managing operations and supply chains for industry
• Justify and communicate proposed case analyses and solutions to an
academic and professional audience

Course Content

These days many companies are confronted with the need to differentiate
their activities from competitors. Many previously
integrated supply chains have been cut into smaller units because of,
e.g., outsourcing, off-shoring to the Far East, or focusing on core
competencies. This more and more resulted in the need to co-ordinate
activities between legally independent entities in order to avoid high
costs and to achieve competitive customer service levels. In parallel,
there is a pressure to
make operations and supply chains more sustainable while maintaining
high levels of quality. Many companies therefore consider operations and
supply chain management as a competitive weapon in differentiating
themselves from others. In this course we will discuss and apply core
concepts in analyzing and redesigning the management of operations and
supply chains.

Teaching Methods

A mix of hearing lectures and assignments

Method of Assessment

Individual exam and possible (group) assignment

Entry Requirements

MSc TSCM courses TEM, Supply Chain Data Analytics, Decision Making in
Supply Chains.


book chapters and scientific articles (to be announced)

Target Audience

MSc TSCM students only

General Information

Course Code E_BA_OSCM
Credits 6 EC
Period P3
Course Level 400
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
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Instruction course, Lecture, Study Group, Computer lab
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