|Credits:||7.5 ECTS (=5.25 old credit points)|
|Period:||periode 3 (week 6 t/m 16, dwz 6-2-2006 t/m 21-4-2006; herkansing week 21)|
|Participants:||up till now 41 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Dit is een oud rooster!
|Contents:||Nearly everything that is going on in organizations can be considered as processes or streams. Logistics and logistic management is about handling these streams effectively. In search of progress and excellence, firms are not only urged to minimize their stocks and inputs, but also their personnel and financial flows. in this logistics course, fundamentals and applications of the external supply chain are addressed. Topics including optimization models like linear and mixed integer programming, demand forecasting, scheduling, and applications of strategic, tactical and operational supply chain planning and inventory management.|
|Literature:||In this course we will use one of the best books that combines the technical and managerial perspective on logistics:|
Jeremy F. Shapiro "Modeling the Supply Chain" (Duxbury, Thomson Learning, ISBN 0-534-37363-1)
Please note that some (e-)bookskops offer another version of the book by the SAME ISBN-number, curiously, but this book is 400 (instead of 586) pages and has a deviant title ("Optimization Modeling for Supply Chain Management"). Please note that you obtain the correct titled and ISBNumbered book!
If you want to save money, note that the book is also present in the library in CGN as well as BBL ....
|Course form:||The course is roughly divided in two blocks. In the first block the focus is on theory, while in the second block the focus will be on real-life applications. In the first block (week 6-8), the first six chapters of the book will be dealt with by lectures of Marjan van den Akker, Ronald Batenburg and Han Hoogeveen on Tuesdays 1-3 PM and on Thursday between 9 and 11 AM. In addition, there will be workshops on the exercises in the book on Thursday between 11 AM and 1 PM. In week 9, there will be a midterm exam.|
In the second block (week 10-15; no classes in week 12), the next six chapters will be the subject of lectures (also by Ronald Batenburg, Marjan van den Akker and Han Hoogeveen) on Tuesdays between 1 and 3 PM. This stream is accompanied with a weekly workshop guided by a guest lecturer on Thursdays between 9 AM and 1 PM. In the last week there will be an excursion to KLM Cargo.
|Exam form:||The course will be examined by an optimization assignment (15%) to deliver in week 9, an individual written mid-term exam in week 9 (30%), a written case study with a company (15%) to deliver in week 16, and an individual written final exam (40%) in week 16. Partial grades can be compensated. However, the results of the assignment and the case study both have to be at least 6. To obtain a final grade, participation to the workshop in block 2 is required.|
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||There is one additional exam after the course. If necessary, you can use this grade to replace the grade of one of the two previous exams.|