5677 Methods and Tools in Supply Chain and Operations Management
Dr. Boualem Rabta
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/16/24 to 02/23/24
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/13/24 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.17
Wednesday 03/20/24 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.17
Wednesday 04/10/24 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.17
Wednesday 04/17/24 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.17
Wednesday 04/24/24 01:15 PM - 05:15 PM D2.0.038
Wednesday 05/08/24 01:30 PM - 05:30 PM TC.3.12

In this course, tools and methods in Supply chain and operations management will be presented.

- Introduction to operations ans supply chain management

- Processes, analysis and improvement

- Demand forecasting

- Project management

Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to understand problems related to supply chain and operations management and to gain an overview of problem solving techniques.

Students should be able to understand relevant supply chain problems, how to model them and how to apply appropriate tools to obtain a solution.

Attendance requirements

Attendance is mandatory. This requirement is met if a student is present for at least 5 out of 6 lectures (80%).

There are no possibilities to compensate for absences

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course is taught using a combination of lectures, class discussions,homework exercises and in-class assignments.


The grading of this course is based on 3 components, namely, group homework, individual assignements, as well as a final exam.

Details of the assessment:

  • Homework exercises, 30 points (group work)
  • In-class assignments, 20 points (individual work)
  • Final exam, 50 points (individual work)

Grading scale:

  •     Excellent (1): 90% - 100.0%

  •     Good (2): 80% - <90%

  •     Satisfactory (3): 70% - <80%

  •     Sufficient (4): 60.0% - <70%

  •     Fail (5): <60.0%

Prerequisite for passing the course: minimum performance of 40% (20 points) in the final examination.


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Last edited: 2024-02-19