This course provides students a theoretical fundament and practical skills for strategic configuration and coordination of global production networks and facility planning and design.
Students will be able to analyze, plan, and design factory networks and single facilities. 1. Students can analyze strengths and weaknesses of a company’s global factory network. 2. Students can conduct a basic factory localization analysis and elaborate the risks involved and the limitations of the chosen method. 3. Students are familiar with key issues in managing global operations. 4. Students can analyze a global productivity improvement program. 5. Additional skills: Students acquire experience in teamwork, report writing and presentation.
This course deals with the configuration and coordination of global manufacturing operations.
Prerequisites / Notice
Requirements: Preferably the course 363-0445-00L Production and Operations Management
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examination
The semester performance consists of case studies. Failed parts of the semester performance must be repeated during the same semester.
Certain presentations from external lecturers, as well as the conclusion of the case study "Factory planning" are central elements of this course. These lectures are labelled "compulsory lecture" in the course syllabus. Students must attend the compulsory elements in order to pass the course (in case the student does not fulfil this requirement, the semester performance will be graded as "no show" unless he/she unsubscribes from the course registration).
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