363-0448-00L  Global Operations Strategy

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersT. Netland, R. Binkert, P. Schönsleben
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


363-0448-00 GGlobal Operations Strategy3 hrs
Wed16-19CAB G 51 »
T. Netland, R. Binkert, P. Schönsleben

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course provides students who aim to work in globally operating companies a theoretical fundament on strategic configuration and coordination of global production networks.
ObjectiveThis course focuses on global operations strategy. Students get familiar with designing, managing, and improving global factory networks. It covers topics such as corporate lean programs, capacity management, factory planning, network design, outsourcing, and offshoring.
ContentThis course covers factory- and network design, managing global operations, and corporate improvement programs.
Lecture notesTo be announced
LiteratureTo be announced
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: Preferably the course 363-0445-00L Production and Operations Management

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersT. Netland, R. Binkert, P. Schönsleben
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe semester performance consists of case studies. Failed parts of the semester performance must be repeated during the same semester.

Certain presentations from external lecturers, as well as the conclusion of the case study "Factory planning" are central elements of this course. These lectures are labelled "compulsory lecture" in the course syllabus. Students must attend the compulsory elements in order to pass the course (in case the student does not fulfil this requirement, the semester performance will be graded as "no show" unless he/she unsubscribes from the course registration).

Learning materials

No public learning materials available.
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


There are no additional restrictions for the registration.

Offered in

MAS in Management, Technology, and EconomicsElectivesWInformation
Management, Technology and Economics MasterRecommended Elective CoursesWInformation
Mechanical Engineering MasterMechanics, Materials, StructuresWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterMinor in Operations Eng. and Manag. for Forest and Timber IndustriesWInformation