Method of delivery
The course will provide you with a theoretical underpinning of the content, supported by a series of case studies and discussion which will give you an opportunity to practice the various techniques and topics studied, allowing you to build up a subject proficiency and the necessary skills of interpretation and communication of findings.
There will be a number of additional exercises housed on the course that will permit you to undertake further study independently. The course has a supporting reading list that provides you with an opportunity to see how the various decision making techniques are applied to further managerial and research-based problems.
The course has serval inter-related individual analytical exercises, case studies and group presentations. The final exercise is based on an evaluation of a supply chain organisation (i.e. part of a Supply Chain in either a Manufacturing; Retail or Service Industry) and make an individual oral presentation of the findings.
Literature and resources
- Harrison, A., & Van Hoek, R. I. (2014). Logistics management and strategy: competing through the supply chain. Pearson Education.
- Slack, N., Chambers, S., & Johnston, R. (2016). Operations management. Pearson education.
- Ma, J., Jiao, F., Lau, C. K., & Lin, Z. (2018). The relationships between shop floor management and QCCs to support Kaizen. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 35(9), 1941-1955.
- Turker, D., & Altuntas, C. (2014). Sustainable supply chain management in the fast fashion industry: An analysis of corporate reports. European Management Journal, 32(5), 837-849
- Monden, Y. (2011). Toyota production system: an integrated approach to just-in-time. Productivity Press.
- Nurmandi, A., & Kim, S. (2015). Making e-procurement work in a decentralized procurement system: A comparison of three Indonesian cities. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 28(3), 198-220.
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course. Please inform the organizing staff if you require any extra supplements, such as Transcript of Records. The student is eligible to receive up to 5 ECTS credits, however please follow the instructions here and consult the acknowledgment process with your university in advance.
- attendance in class 15%
- team assignment 40%
- individual assignment 35%
- exam 10%
Course time total 125 hours
- Total time of in-class work = 50hours
- Preliminary assignment = 10hours
- Preparation = 65hours
Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.
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