Netherlands, U

Supply Chain and Business Operations Management

when 13 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 ECTS
fee EUR 600

Supply Chain performance in a globalized economy requires new tools for companies to maintain or improve their competitive edge for their longterm success.
Decisions are more succesful if a company aligns its decisions and activities with supply chains partners when outsouring activities. Modern IT tools in combination with advanced decision models make this huge coordination among supply chain partners faster and more efficient.
These coordination issues refer to demand forecasting, inventory planning, collabarative pricing, transportation, capacity planning and pricing decisions.

In today's global business environment companies have increasingly decentralized and outsourced business activities all over the world ranging from manufacturing, Information Technology, administration, Marketing and others. This 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. The Configuration of global supply chains to streamline all activities is a new and exciting field where new tools are being developed to match customer demand with firm's supply.
Although the organzation and coordination of operational activities always has been a crucial activity for business success, modern IT-tools and digital information exhange plays a much bigger role for a bsuiness to achieve a more competitive performance and benefiting all parties who are part of a supply chain. Organizing operational activities within a supply chain encompasses a wide range of activities, like supply chain configuration, collabarative demand forecasting, coordinating pricing, capacity planning and usage, transportation management among suppliers and customers, inventory management, quality management of parts and final products.
This course focuses on major issues in supply chain design and tools used to support a company to improve supply cjhain performance and its strategic and operational decision making. Major advances in this field have been obtained using Business Intelligence and Business Analytics to transform quantative data in useful management information.

Course leader

Drs. J. Renaud

Target group

Advanced Bachelor level and Master students in Business studies.

Course aim

This course has been designed for students who are interested to know more about the use of operational planning of business activities within a supply chain. This course is not only intersting for Advanced Bachelor and Master students in business studies, but also for professionals and practitioners working in the field of the supply chain of companies.
It is strongly recommended that candidates have basic skills in MS Excel and spreadsheet applications to join this course

Credits info

2.5 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 600: Course + course materials + housing |

Your application should include a motivation letter and CV.
EUR 400: Course + course materials

Your application should include a motivation letter and CV.


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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