Production & Logistics
Exam number: 1522
Semester: from 2nd semester (Grundlagenausbildung)
Duration of the module: One semester
Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Obligatory
Frequency of module offer: Each summer semester
Prerequisites: IBA-Bachelor-Students and Foreign Exchange Students ONLY!
Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.
Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder
Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder
Language of teaching: English
ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6
Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (lecture, tutorial etc.): 45 h; self-study: 135 h
Contact hours (per week in semester): 4
Methods and duration of examination:
Successful written exam (120 min)
Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme
Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
This course provides insights to the basic principles of production, logistics and supply chain management. The specific problems of designing, managing and improving production and service processes are outlined and solutions approaches are discussed.
The students know and understand
- the basic concepts of production, logistics and supply chain management
- the managerial functions of planning and control oft he material flow and the provision of services.
They gain expertise in
- planning and controling production and logistic processes,
- applying selected methods of operations management,
- evaluating production and logistic processes in regard to the market environment.
Contents of the module:
- Introduction to production and logistics
- Strategic planning and design
- Production planning and control
- Supply Chain Management
Teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, exercises, tutorials, self-studies
Special features (e.g. percentage of online-work, practice, guest speaker, etc.):
Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
The material of the course is mainly based on:
U. Thonemann, Operations Management: Konzepte, Methoden und Anwendungen, Pearson Studium, 2. Auflage, 2010.
H.-O. Günter, H. Tempelmeier, Produktion und Logistik, Springer, Berlin u.a., 2005.
S. Kummer, O. Grün, W. Jammernegg: Grundzüge der Beschaffung, Produktion und Logistik, Pearson Studium, 2009.
F. R. Jacobs, R.B. Chase, Operations and Supply Management: The Core, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2008.
J. Heizer, B. Render, Operations Management, Pearson Prentice Hall, 8th ed., 2007.
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.