1. Core curriculum
Basics of Supply Chain Management
This course provides an extensive introduction to the fundamentals of global supply chain management. Key concepts in managing the complete flow of material, information and finance in a supply chain are introduced. Fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain of an organization from suppliers to customers are explained. This course is the introduction to the full program.
Managerial Decision Making
The primary objective is to emphasize the possibilities and the limitations of quantitative methods as supporting tools in managerial decision-making processes. Participants will experience this by examining and discussing a number of applications inspired by real-life situations. After completing the course, participants will be able to choose the appropriate technique for analyzing an operational problem, to build a model, and to evaluate the results, so that solutions can be formulated.
Production and Operations Management
Operations Management deals with the design and management of products, processes and services. The goal of Operations Management is to integrate functional departments in a firm (internal integration), while Supply Chain Management aims for integration between suppliers and customers (external integration). Both consider the acquisition, development, and utilization of resources that firms need in order to deliver the goods and services.
Distribution Structures and Outbound Logistics
This course has been designed to prepare the students for supply chain leadership functions. It will focus on the design and planning (architecture) of different types of supply chains with a clear focus on the “second” part of a supply chain: distribution, hence the part after inbound logistics. This module will be a mixture of interactive lectures, group works, guest lectures and company visits.
Supply Chain Finance
In this course, students will learn the most important Corporate Finance theory in order to understand how to value businesses. The course is meant to be very interactive and praxis- oriented, where students will learn how to value publicly traded shares, but also how Corporate Finance and business valuation is applied in M&A and LBO/MBO situations.
Modeling Global Supply Chains
This course provides a tool set for supply chain design in order to better understand and manage the supply chain. The course explores the main concepts and principles behind the design of supply chain networks. It presents a practical framework for this planning process, and considers alternative tools and techniques that can be used to evaluate different supply chain strategies. The course will involve the demonstration of different network design models, the development of an Excel based model, and the use of a number of models for hands on case studies.
Supply Chain Implementation Aspects
In this course, we will focus on the issues faced when establishing new supply chains, or changing existing ones. The main attention will not necessarily be on the technical aspects of the final supply chain design, but rather on the process of achieving successful implementation.
Integrated Business Processes with SAP ERP - MOOC
This course focuses on the topic of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). For the practical implementation of the content, the newest solution of the world market leader in the field of business software – SAP S/4HANA – is used. SAP ERP is currently the most commonly used standard operating software worldwide. With S/4HANA, however, the successor based on the SAP HANA database is already in the starting blocks. This course aims to prepare students for current and future challenges in dealing with this complex subject area.
Fresh Connection Game
"The Fresh Connection" Game is an end-to-end value chain learning experience for managers, professionals and students. In a virtual, web-based environment, they are challenged to save the company of TFC from its downfall. Advanced simulation software calculates the consequences of the strategic and tactical decisions a team makes from one round to the other. Which team will get its value chain to perform best? Which team will produce the highest return on investment?
This course aims to provide students with a broad and foremost managerial and practical guidance into the field of Procurement. This implies that several basic concepts, frameworks and insights will be explained, but as much discussed and applied in real-life cases.