363-0448-00L  Global Operations Strategy

Semester Spring Semester 2017
Lecturers T. Netland, R. Binkert, P. Schönsleben
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English

Catalogue data

Abstract This course provides students who aim to work in globally operating companies a theoretical fundament on strategic configuration and coordination of global production networks.
Objective This 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.
Content This course covers factory- and network design, managing global operations, and corporate improvement programs.
Lecture notes To be announced
Literature To be announced
Prerequisites / Notice Requirements: 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 credits 3 credits
Examiners T. Netland, R. Binkert, P. Schönsleben
Type graded semester performance
Language of examination English
Course attendance confirmation required No
Repetition Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examination The 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).

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Number Title Hours Lecturers
363-0448-00 G Global Operations Strategy 3 hrs
Wed 16-19 CAB G 51 »
T. Netland, R. Binkert, P. Schönsleben


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