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Operations Management


Operations management and logistics require a good knowledge of both methods and concepts for optimizing cost and service level. In this course, through learning predictive and prescriptive methods and models, students will learn about operational decisions in logistics and their impacts.
The emphasis will be on various methods for optimising supply chains, and how they can be implemented in the real world.

Course content

  • Introduction to operations management and optimization
  • Understanding the supply process and capacity evaluation process
  • Estimating and reducing labour cost:
    • A process perspective
    • Batching and flow interruptions:
    • Optimising the flow through a supply chain:
  • Forecasting
    • Requirements of forecasting
    • Static forcasting
    • Adaptive forecasting
  • Aggregate planning
  • Cycle stock
    • Inventory management with multiple products.
    • Discount schemes
    • Joint optimisation for supplier and customer
  • Safety stock
  • Optimal service levels
  • Pricing and revenue management


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