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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

EI21SP Bachelor Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering

Course Description

Code4 EIA8080
NameMaterials Management
Credits5 cr
Credits in Foreign Language5 cr
ObjectivesThe objective of all courses concerning supply chain processes is to gain insight into supply chain and logistics processes, their material, information and cash flows. By the end of supply chain courses students will be able to analyze, develop and manage supply chain processes both on operational and strategic level as a vital part of successful business.
The course Materials Management begins the studies of supply chain management by forming a clear understanding of supply chain's entity and objectives. The students will concentrate on general view of internal material flow, warehouse management systems, and operative warehouse technologies as a part of company's logistic processes. By the end of this course they are able to operate, analyze, develop and manage both internal material flow processes and technologies according to most modern theories and techniques.
ContentSupply chain process and integration of logistics
Business logistics and its objectives
Inventory strategy and performance management
Customer service
Demand fluctuation and forecasting
Inventory types
Warehouse Management systems
Warehouse processes and safety
Warehouse layout planning
Storage and materials handling technologies
Storage costs
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialMaterials in Moodle
Richards, G.: Warehouse Management
Arnold, Chapman, Lloyd: Introduction to Materials Management
Chopra & Meindl: Supply Chain Management
Tersine, R.: Principles of Inventory and Materials Management
PrerequisitesBasic knowledge of business economics
Other considerations
ContactPyysalo Jarmo

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