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2021/2022  DIP-DSCHO1004U  Operations & Logistics planning

English Title
Operations & Logistics planning

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Graduate Diploma
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (part 2)
Course coordinator
  • Andreas Wieland - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Study administration for GD SCM: HDSCM@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Supply chain management and logistics
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 07-06-2021

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Learning objectives
Through the course, students will acquire research-based knowledge about theories, methods, and models that can be applied to operations and logistics management. At the practical level, students will acquire knowledge about how theories, methods, and models can be applied in specific organizational contexts. The aim is that students will be able to understand and reflect on the theories, methods, and models and their application in specific contexts.

After completing the course, students are expected to be able to:

• Apply the research-based theories, methods, and models of the course to analyze complex issues related to operations and logistics management.
• Argue for and chose relevant analyses and solutions to problems within the field of operations and logistics management and in this connection be able to present and evaluate identified solutions.
• Assess the theoretical and practical implications in the design and management of the internal and external supply chain.
• Identify, analyze and present solutions to complex operations and logistics management challenges through the application of the theories, methods, and models of the course.
• Independently participate in professional collaboration with both internal and external partners.
Operations and Logistics Planning:
Exam ECTS 5
Examination form Oral exam
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Duration 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time With the listed preparation time: 20 Minutes
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Autumn, Exam information, date on exam and timely withdrawal of registration for the examination please see My.cbs.dk.
Aids Closed book
The student is only allowed to bring simple writing and drawing utensils (non-digital) to the preparation room. Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the preparation time.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Exam information, date on exam and timely withdrawal of registration for the examination please see My.cbs.dk.
Description of the exam procedure

As a basis for the oral exam, the student draws an exam question that is related to the course content. The student can prepare an answer to the exam question and this answer is the starting point for the oral exam. As part of the oral exam, elaborating questions will be asked by the examiners on topics within the field of the course.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The Operations & Logistics Planning course is about decision-making. The course objective is to provide the students with an understanding of how the principles, theories, and concepts of operations management can be used to improve operational effectiveness within various companies. The task of managing a firm involves making trade-offs among a range of interrelated decisions which have a major impact on a firm's performance. Operations Management is concerned with managing performance management systems, supply and demand management, process management, lean management, quality management, among others. Logistics Management deals with planning decisions related to transportation management, warehousing, inventory management, distribution network design, and third-party logistics. The course will also cover recent developments in digital technologies and their role in operations and logistics management.


The Operations & Logistics Planning course includes the following central issues:

• Performance management systems, digital transformation and the transformation of operations models

• Managing capacity 

• Process management and Busines Process Reengineering (BPR)

• Lean operations and agile operations

• Quality management and process control and Statistical Process Control (SPC)
• Modularity, product, service and digital processes and industrial digital platforms



Description of the teaching methods
The course will be delivered in a blended learning format which implies that students are expected to prepare in advance for each in-class session. Preparation includes reading course materials as well as working with a diverse range of online materials such as case studies, videos, and business simulations.

The course builds on both conceptual frameworks as well as quantitative tools and techniques for solving operations problems. The course will consist of lectures, case discussions, group presentations, simulations, and workshops. Active preparation and participation are expected from the students. In-class sessions will predominantly focus on interactive activities which facilitate students to develop knowledge, competencies, and skills as set out in the course learning objectives. This includes problem-solving, analysis, and reflection on exercises and cases of varying depth and complexity. Throughout the course, students’ own professional experiences and examples are used in discussions.
Feedback during the teaching period
Short in-class and online feedback related to individual and group assignments
Short feedback on individual performance after exams
Office hours for feedback
Student workload
Hours of teaching 24 hours
Preparation outside class 92 hours
Further Information

The course consists of a total of 24 lessons (5 ECTS).

Teaching is on Mondays from 18:05 h to 20:40 h in weeks 36-41, 43-44. There is no teaching in week 42. 


For further information, please contact the Department of Operations Management
Course Coordinator: Andreas Wieland, awi.om@cbs.dk 

Teachers: Marin Jovanovic, mjo.om@cbs.dk, Andreas Wieland, awi.om@cbs.dk 
Programme Administrator: Gitte Østergaard goe.om@cbs.dk

Expected literature

Paton, S., Clegg, B., Hsuan, J., & Pilkington, A. (2021). Operations Management. (2. ed.) McGraw-Hill.

In addition to this, case studies and articles are used that are available on the Canvas course page.

Last updated on 07-06-2021