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Service Engineering and Management (SEM) Master Program

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Course

Supply Chain Management is a program of study concerned with the efficient and timely flow of materials, products, and information within and among organizations. A supply chain is a network of organizations that cooperate in order to optimize the flow of materials between the original supplier and the end user (client), resulting in a rapid and cost efficient flow of materials. Supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities. Importantly, it also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, SCM integrates supply and demand management within and across companies. It includes all of the logistics management activities noted above, as well as manufacturing operations, and it drives coordination of processes and activities with and across marketing, sales, product design, finance and information technology.

Operations management and supply chain management are the main objectives of this course. The course discusses the issues and the methods for efficiency provision and just-in-time deployment for the materials flow, products and information’s inside of an organization and between organizations. Operations management includes planning, control and implementation of processes used for input transformation (materials, information) in goods and services. Supply chain management lectures present business processes integration between organizations, identifying and handling material sources and suppliers, manufacturing and process control, and delivery to the end user.

Operations management is hereby presented and learned in the context and in the framework of inter-organization supply chain systems. This course trains students for a professional career in productive- (fabrication), distribution-, logistic- and service consultancy companies (enterprises). The discipline's curriculum assures the theoretical / conceptual base and analytic methods required for taking correct operational and strategic decisions in business.

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