2277 Introduction to Operations Management
Assoz.Prof PD Dr. Emel Arikan Fichtinger, M.Sc., Dr. Stefan Treitl
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/15/22 to 09/18/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 10/06/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.12
Thursday 10/13/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.12
Thursday 10/20/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.12
Thursday 11/03/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.12
Thursday 11/10/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.12
Thursday 11/17/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.12
Thursday 11/24/22 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM TC.5.01

The course provides an Introduction to Operations Management (OM) with a focus on manufacturing industries but also including examples from service industries. The basics of Process- and Inventory Management as well as Supply Chain Planning are introduced.  The following topics are covered.

  • Operations Management and Process Analysis
  • Capacity Management
  • Inventory control using Newsvendor model
  • Multi-period inventory control
  • Aggregate Planning
  • Short term production planning; Lot Sizing and Scheduling
Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this class, students will be able to

    • understand basic principles of process and capacity management,
    • analyze basic inventory control  problems and apply appropriate control policies,
    • apply and evaluate common production planning techniques,
    • explain the limitations of various supply chain planning methods in a problem context.
    Attendance requirements

    Attendance of at least 80% of the classes is necessary to fulfill the requirements; no more than one session may be missed.

    Note that if a student does not attend the first session of a PI course without giving prior notice of his/her absence, he/she will be unsubscribed from the course.

    Teaching/learning method(s)

    Lectures, case examples, homework and in-class assignments


    The final mark is composed of:

      • Homework assignment (group work), 25%
      • In-class assignment (individual) 15%
      • Exam (individual) 60%

      We require that at least 50% are reached from each of the individual parts (in-class assignments and exam), and at least 60% is reached in total.

      Last edited: 2022-05-04