Sustainable Operations Management

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon the knowledge acquired in 1st semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This course addresses the key choices in developing and managing operation and organizations to achieve sustainable production with safety, viability, efficiency and quality simultaneously. Intra-organizationally the course focusses on designing and managing jobs, tasks, technology, people and collaboration. Extra-organizationally the course addresses sustainability issues about sustainable operations in networks of organizations or supply chains stemming from demands by regulatory agencies, partners, customers and competitors.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have gained understanding of how to develop and manage sustainable operations in an organization.
  • Have gained understanding of how to develop and manage sustainable operations in networks of organizations or supply chains.
  • Have gained understanding of the role of technology in developing and managing sustainable operations in organizations, networks of organizations or supply chains.
  • Have gained understanding of different theoretical perspectives on developing and managing sustainable operations in organizations, networks of organizations or supply chains.

Skills

  • Be able to analyse and evaluate sustainable operations in organizations, network of organizations or supply chains.
  • Be able to develop and manage sustainable operations in organizations, network of organizations or supply chains.
  • Be able to combine insights about internal and external perspectives and requirements for sustainable operations development to improve viability, efficiency and quality in an organization, a network of organizations or in a supply chain.

Competences

  • Be able to conceive and design sustainable operations initiatives and processes in an organization, network of organizations or supply chains by operationalizing and applying methods and theories about sustainable operations development.
  • Be able to improve the viability, efficiency and quality of sustainable operations initiatives and processes in an organization, network of organizations or supply chains.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examSustainable Operations Management
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleBæredygtig produktionsledelse
Module codeM-OIM-K2-N5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Industry and Global Business Development
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science