Track: Logistics, Production and Retail

Practically every product that reaches a consu- mer represents the cumulative effort of multiple enterprises. Information Systems play a crucial role in supporting the coordination of all contri- buting activities when creating products.

In this domain track, you will learn how to apply the knowledge about Information Systems gai- ned during the Bachelor studies and in the other tracks to such fields as logistics, produc- tion, and retail. 

The lectures

  • Production Planning & Control (Winter Term)

    The PPC course elaborates on the management of production processes. The course focuses on central documents, data structures, tools and techniques associated with production proces- ses.

    You will learn concepts and methods linked to typical aspects of the manufacturing industry, how to apply these concepts and methods, and how to use IT tools that support PPC tasks in order to create a product of right quality, in right quantity, at right time, and by optimal usage of resources. 

  • Supply Chain Management & Logistics (Winter Term)

    The SCM course elaborates on ensuring an effi- cient logistic over complex networks to synchronise product supply and end user demand. The course focuses on the coordination and optimisation of the flows of material, informati- on, and finances between them.

    You will learn about different types and structu- res of supply chains, about procedures and me- thods for designing, planning, and controlling supply chains, and about IT systems and mo- delling techniques applied in SCM by working on two case studies using the tools 4flow Vista and SAP APO. 

  • Retail (Summer Term)

    The Retail course elaborates on handling the sale of goods and services to customers through multiple distribution channels to make profit. The course focuses on the importance of the retail sector for the economy and presents business processes and data structures according to the Retail-H reference model.

    You will learn how to apply domain-specific techniques for process modelling and data mo- delling. Furthermore, you will learn how to deal with IT-challenges in retail by working on real-li- fe case studies dealing with process management, data modelling, and software selection.