Syllabus

Title
1308 Sustainable Production Management
Instructors
Assoz.Prof PD Dr. Emel Arikan Fichtinger, M.Sc., Dr. Stefan Treitl
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/18/18 to 11/16/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Monday 11/19/18 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM TC.5.14
Monday 11/26/18 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM TC.5.27
Monday 12/03/18 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM TC.4.15
Monday 12/10/18 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM TC.4.15
Monday 12/17/18 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM TC.4.01
Thursday 12/20/18 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.5.14
Monday 01/07/19 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.5.14
Monday 01/14/19 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM TC.5.02

Contents

Introduction and Fundamentals of Sustainable Operations

Sustainability in Network Design and Transportation

Sustainability in Production and Supply Chains

Sustainability Reporting

Learning outcomes

Sustainability on three pillars (economic, social, environmental) is a cornerstone for today's businesses. In this course the students will learn the basic concepts of sustainability in the context of business operations.

After completing the course, students will be able to understand the basic concepts of the triple bottom line in business. They know different metrics of measuring sustainability and their influencing factors and are able to apply those measures in different contexts of supply chain and operations management. Eventually, the students can understand and interpret sustainability reports based on given standards.  

Attendance requirements

Attendance is required in all sessions. Absence in one session is tolerated if a reasonable excuse is given before the session. 

Sessions 6 and 7 are "Feedback-Sessions". There is no class and, hence, no attendance. Instead, these times can be used for bilateral discussions/feedback with the instructors concerning assignments or the written report.

If a student is absent in the first session (without proper excuse BEFORE the session) he/she will be unregistered from the course. 

Teaching/learning method(s)

  • Lectures in sessions 1-4
  • Preparation of journal articles and summaries
  • Discussions during class
  • Paper presentations

Assessment

Home Assignments (individual) - 40%

Class Participation (individual) - 8%

Quiz (individual) - 25%

Paper summary (groups of 2) - 12%

Paper presentation (individual) - 15%

 

 

 

The following grading scheme is applied:

  • 4: 60%
  • 3: 70%
  • 2: 80%
  • 1: 90%

 

    Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

    If a student is absent in the first session (without proper excuse BEFORE the session) he/she will be unregistered from the course and students from the waiting list will receive the available spot. 

    Readings

    1 Author: Cachon, G., Terwiesch, C.
    Title: Matching Supply with Demand - An Introduction to Operations Management

    Publisher: McGraw-Hill
    Edition: 3. Auflage
    Year: 2013
    Content relevant for class examination: Yes
    Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)
    Type: Book
    2 Author: Jammernegg, W., Wakolbinger, T., Rogetzer, P., Nowak, T.
    Title: Ökologisches Supply Chain Management. In: Luks, Fred (Hrsg.) Rethink Economy. Perspektivenvielfalt in der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung: Beispiele aus der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, S. 67-78.

    Publisher: München: oekom.
    Year: 2015
    Content relevant for class examination: Yes
    Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)
    Type: Book

    Recommended previous knowledge and skills

    Basic quantitative skills are required for the course. 

    Availability of lecturer(s)

    Personal contact during and after the classes

    E-Mail 

    Last edited: 2018-11-16



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