Excerpt from course description

Operational Planning


In this course, students will learn key models, methods and strategies for logistics and supply chain operational planning and how to apply them. This course is built upon the course operations management where students have learned about basics of optimization in supply chain and logistics planning, demand forecasting, inventory planning, production planning, pricing and capacity planning. Operational planning extends students’ modelling skills and discusses models and strategies for supply chain network design, facility location and scheduling. In addition, they will learn to use concepts, models and methods such as, decision trees, risk pooling, sensitivity analysis, simulation and queuing models to cope with uncertainty and variability in supply chain and operational planning.

Course content

  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Sencitivity analysis and simulation
  • Dealing with uncertainty and multi-periodicity in Supply Chain Planning
  • Variability and its Impact on Process Performance
  • Waiting lines
  • Risk Pooling Strategies
  • Scheduling and sequencing


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