Netherlands, Utrecht

Supply Chain and Business Operations Management

when 18 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 ECTS
fee EUR 650

In today' global business environment companies have increasingly decentralized and outsourced a wide range of their business activities ranging from manufacturing, IT, Administration, Marketing and others. Decentralization creates huge coordination and organizational problems to align all business activities in a way that meets customer expectations in time, quality, quantity and place.
Configuring global supply chains to streamline all activities is a new and exciting field where new tools and models have been developed to match firm' supply with customer demand.
Although the organization and coordination of operational activities always has been a crucial activity for a business success, modern IT-tools play nowadays a much more important role to achieve a more competitive edge and benefiting at the same time all supply chain partners. Operational activities in a Supply chain encompasses a very diverse range of activities, like supply chain design, collaborative demand forecasting, inventory planning, pricing decisions, transportation, capacity planning and quality management for parts and final products. This course focuses on major issues to support management in optimizing their supply chain performance and their strategic and operational decision making. Major advances in this field have also been obtained using Business Intelligence and Analytics to transform quantitative data in us useful management information.

Course leader

Drs. J. Renaud

Target group

Advanced Bachelor students and Master students in Business studies.

Course aim

This course has been designed for students who want to know more about the use of operational planning of business activities within a supply chain. This course is not only interesting for Advanced Bachelor and Master students in business studies, but also for professionals and practitioners working in the field of the supply chain of organizations.

Fee info

EUR 650: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 450: Course + course materials + lunch

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