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International Business Administration

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.
Professional competence:
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
- Logistics
- 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.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.