1215 Sustainable Production Management
Assoz.Prof PD Dr. Emel Arikan Fichtinger, M.Sc.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/18/19 to 10/11/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/14/19 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum
Monday 10/21/19 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM D2.0.030
Monday 11/04/19 01:00 PM - 04:15 PM D3.0.222
Monday 11/11/19 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM TC.3.06
Monday 12/02/19 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM D4.0.136
Monday 12/09/19 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.0.392
Monday 12/16/19 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM D4.0.019

Introduction and Fundamentals of Sustainable Operations

Sustainability in Network Design and Transportation

Sustainability in Production and Supply Chains

Renewable Energy

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

Home Assignments (individual) - 35%

Quiz (individual) - 30%

Project report and presentation (group) - 35%



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. 

    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
    Recommended previous knowledge and skills

    Basic quantitative skills are required for the course. 

    Availability of lecturer(s)

    Personal contact during and after the classes


    Last edited: 2019-11-01