|Period:||periode 3 (week 6 t/m 16, dwz 5-2-2007 t/m 20-4-2007; herkansing week 22)|
|Participants:||up till now 46 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)
Although recently the second edition appeared, the lectures are based on the first edition. The second edition has a table of contents which is significantly different.
However, the second edition has a cheaper student version ( see e.g. this link). The second edition will contain the major part of the course material. You are responsible for reshuffling the material yourself.
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!
|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 Mondays 1-3 PM and on Thursday between 9 and 11 AM. In addition, there will be workshops on the exercises in the book on Mondays between 3 PM and 5 PM. In week 9, there will be a midterm exam.|
In the second block (week 10-15; no classes in week 11), the next six chapters will be the subject of lectures (also by Ronald Batenburg, Marjan van den Akker and Han Hoogeveen) on Thursdays between 9 and 11 AM. This stream is accompanied with a weekly workshop guided by a guest lecturer on Mondays between 1 PM and 5 PM. In the last week we intend to organize an excursion.
|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 and the lecture in week 12 in part 2 is required as well as the homework of simulation is required.|
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||To participate in the additional exam, completion (i.e. delivery of required reports) of each of the two assignments as well as participation in the workshop is required.|