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Advanced Operations Analysis

Please note that the following information may be subject to change.

Module Convenor:  Luc Muyldermans

Module Content:
More advanced forecasting techniques (including more advanced time series and causal models);

Inventory modelling (quantity discount models; joint replenishment; reorder point –lot size systems; periodic review models; news vendor model; (S-1, S) model; multi-warehouse situations);

Shop floor control; Little's Law; buffer management in serial production lines;

Operations scheduling and sequencing;

Simulation as a tool to analyse operations & logistics systems

Module Aims:
This module builds further on the fundamental planning and control concepts, tools and techniques, introduced in N14C11 Supply Chain Planning and Management. The module is more quantitative in nature and aims to provide a thorough understanding of the tools and techniques that can be used to analyse, plan and control operations in contemporary businesses.

Module Assessment:
2 Hour Examination (70%); Group Project/Assignment (3,000 words) (30%)

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