DMI716 Decision Synthesis Principles and Practice in Logistics

Code DMI716
Name Decision Synthesis Principles and Practice in Logistics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty Department of Modelling and Simulation
Academic staff Gaļina Merkurjeva
Credit points 9.0 (13.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course explores special tools in the form of management simulation games that are used to assist in understanding different logistics and supply chain management issues and provide business simulation environment for learning decision synthesis principles and techniques. Logistics management means synthesis of decisions in different functional areas and their integration from a business strategy point of view. Students learn the key tradeoffs involved in making logistics decisions by using quantitative models and qualitative methods, as well as by developing and using different kinds of information systems to support problem solving and decision making in logistics and supply chain management (LSCM)..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
On completion of the course students are expected to understand, identify and analyse different management problems in logistics and supply chain management taking into account general management concepts, human resources, information systems (IS), economic and commercial aspects; know how to select and employ the right techniques and tools for decision making in LSCM; use and design different kinds of IS to support problem solving and decision making in LSCM. Students will be able to solve extended LSCM problems and design the concept of LSCM information system.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to understand, identify and analyse different managerial problems in logistics and supply chain management. - Successfully performed assignments based on management simulation games.
To be able to select and employ the right techniques for decision analysis and synthesis in LSCM. - Successfully performed assignments based on management simulation games.
To be able to analyse and solve extended managerial problems of an international logistics company. - Successfully performed assignments based on management simulation games.
To be able to develop the main functional software components for business modelling, managerial decision-making and information support. - Demonstrated abilities to develop and integrate business models and IT tools to support problem solving and decision making in a business environment (successfully developed and presented IS prototype).
Able to work effectively as members of a team. - Demonstrated abilities to work team (successfully developed and presented group project).
Able to describe and interpret general concepts and methods of decision synthesis and their application aspects to problem solving in logistics and supply chain management. - Demonstrated ability to identify a specific subject and provide a reasoned explanation (Course exam).
Course prerequisites Business simulation environments in logistics and supply chain management

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