3506842: Operations research

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Semester:SS 13
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:127.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


Students learn to apply analytical methods for solving optimization problems related to the management of business processes. The course covers fundamental methods and skills in the fields of business process management, operations management, and supply chain management.

Lecture Goals

Students acquire knowledge and apply skills in the areas of linear programming, dynamic programming, regression analysis, and exponential smoothing, amongst others. They will further learn to use state-of-the-art algorithms and heuristics, for instance, Silver-Meal and Branch-and-Bound. They apply this knowledge to solve process-related problems such as demand forecasting, production planning, location planning, or service process management.



The students will be provided with the lecture slides and supporting materials (literature and exercises) in the course of the semester.


23.02.201309:00 - 12:00H6 (Fabrikweg)
19.04.201309:00 - 16:45H3
20.04.201309:00 - 12:00H5 (Fabrikweg)
02.05.201309:00 - 16:45H6 (Fabrikweg)
24.05.201309:00 - 16:45H6 (Fabrikweg)
25.05.201309:00 - 12:00H6 (Fabrikweg)
07.06.201309:00 - 10:30H6 (Fabrikweg)
27.08.201312:00 - 14:00S10 (Fabrikweg)