Credits: 6

Schedule: 26.02.2019 - 04.04.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Katariina Kemppainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Instructor: Professor of Practice Katariina Kemppainen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period IV (2018-2019) Otaniemi campus

Period IV (2019-2020) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After this course the student will master advanced inventory management methods and operations planning principles. The student is able to apply common forecasting techniques for supply chain planning. In addition, the student understands the dynamic of sales and operations planning (S&OP) and is able to facilitate such a cross-functional process in manufacturing and service companies.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Main topics include supply chain processes, S&OP process, financial and information sharing theories, planning and control framework, and supply chain planning software. In this course, planning and control framework covers demand forecasting, manufacturing planning, inventory management, shop floor control and order management.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assignments 80%
Class participation 20%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Sessions 48h
Independent work 112h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Collection of articles and relevant book chapters

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prerequisites:  basic knowledge of operations management and supply chains

Strongly recommended 1 or several of the following:
Sustainable Supply Chains
Procurement and Strategic Sourcing,
Process Analysis and Management
Quality and Performance Management
Decision Making and Choice Behavior
Business Decisions 2

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In minimum 15 students are required for the course to be organized.
Priority is given to students majoring in ISM and minoring in SCM or ISM.

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Course will include a real-life case and several high-rank guest speakers.


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