2276 Methods and Tools in Supply Chain and Operations Management
Assoz.Prof PD Dr. Emel Arikan Fichtinger, M.Sc., Dr. Stefan Treitl
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/19/22 to 10/04/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Friday 10/07/22 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM TC.-1.61
Friday 10/21/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.-1.61
Friday 11/04/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.-1.61
Friday 11/25/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.-1.61
Friday 12/02/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.-1.61
Friday 12/16/22 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM TC.3.02
Friday 01/13/23 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM TC.-1.61

This course covers topics in the area of Supply Chain and Operations Management. Its focus is on the practical application of methods and tools to solve current business problems. All classes will be held in a PC-lab and deal with the application of Spreadsheet and other software tools to solve business problems in the following subjects:

  • Supply Chain Network Design 
  • Forecasting
  • Supply Chain Risks and Risk Management
Learning outcomes

Students deepen their understanding of theoretical methods of Supply Chain and Operations Management. They are able to apply software tools to solve business problems from the aforementioned areas and are able to analyse, assess and cricitally argue the results. 

Attendance requirements

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

Teaching/learning method(s)

Application-oriented sessions in PC-Labs, focussing on understanding the underlying theory (methods) and implement/apply it in a software tool. 

  • In each session there will be exercises about the covered topic. These exercises will each be worth 4 points and only the best five assessment will be considered for the final grading. 
  • After each session students will receive home assignments to solve in groups of 2. Each home assignment will receive up to 6 points.
  • The final exam will take place in a PC-Lab with a worth of 44 points. 

The following grading scheme will be applied:

  • 1: 90 points or more
  • 2: 80 points or more
  • 3: 70 points or more
  • 4: 60 points or more


Last edited: 2022-12-15