Course content, structure & dates
|part-time degree programme
11 3-day sessions (once a month)
Thursday 09:00 - 19:30
Friday 09:00 - 19:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
1 week International Study Trip (June 2014)
|8-14 hours per week (excluding classes)
||12 March 2014|
The TiasNimbas Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Excellence (MOS)provides participants with the latest international scientific insights, theoretical frameworks and practical applications required to lead operational performance improvement in your organization. Graduates leave our state-of-the-art program with the ability to make sound, sustainable business decisions as they:
- Relate with other fields such as finance, sourcing and marketing
- Cultivate flexibility for quick-response operations
- Develop dynamic operations strategies in line with today’s competitive marketplace
- Manage projects skilfully
- Innovate faster
Upon graduation, participants receive the degree of Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Excellence from TiasNimbas Business School. The program is accredited as an academic master by the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organization NVAO, so graduates may also choose to use the international MSc degree in place of MOS.
The program is part-time and covers 12 modules over a 20-month period. Participants specialize in Operations (MO) or Transport and Logistics (MTL), and finish with a final project. Many students choose a topic within their organization which provides a direct return on investment to their own working environment.
||Module 1 - Business Research Methods
||Module 2 - Strategy and Innovation
||Module 3 - Operations Management
||Module 4 - Quality Management
||Module 5 - Procurement
||Module 6 - Logistics Network Design
||Module 7 - Value Based Management
||International Study Trip - Innovation Management
||Transport and Logistics (MTL)|
|Module 8a - Workflow Management
||Module 8b - Supply Chain Management|
|Module 9a - IT Management
||Module 9b - IT Management and Smart Logistics|
|Module 10a - Project Management
||Module 10b - Global Logistics|
|Module 11a - Service Management
||Module 11b - Closed-loop Supply Chains and Distribution Management|
Module descriptionsBusiness Research Methods
An introduction to methodological concepts and the research process including the fundamentals and applied social research.
Strategy and Innovation
Operational excellence within the scope of general management, aligning logistics strategy with organization and marketing strategy.
The design, planning, control and constant improvement of operations management, focusing on how to accomplish strategic goals.
Process improvement focused on reducing defects in products, processes and services through specialized measurement and statistical tools based on Lean Six Sigma principles.
Purchasing management as a strategic business function that contributes to value chain management by applying appropriate spend analysis tools and governance mechanisms.
Logistics Network Design
The translation of business strategy into network strategy and logistics structures, through modeling tools and case studies that underline the importance of a sound understanding of network structure impact.
Value-based management concepts, followed by an examination of creating value in existing structures and business models through a comparison of the traditional income statement approach (accounting profit) and the modern value-based management approach (residual income).
Innovation Management – International Study Trip
An international study of the latest supply chain and operations innovations in another culture and business environment.
Operations (MO)Workflow Management
Methods, techniques and technologies to improve the efficiency, agility and transparency of business processes.
A solid foundation in information system decisions based on the reality that IT is increasingly integrated in products and services.
The basic concepts and theories of project management and project governance within the context of operations and supply chain management.
Operational excellence for service versus excellence, and their respective impact in the service profit chain.
Transport and Logistics (MTL)Supply Chain Management
The main drivers behind the emergence of supply chain management as a key business function and the increased complexity in geographical spread, communication and control as a result of outsourcing.
IT Management and Smart Logistics
An overview of IT systems and smart logistics strategies, as well as various ways to integrate supply chain systems at operational, tactical and strategic levels.
The increased focus on globalization and the effect this has on strategy, network structure and performance.
Closed-loop Supply Chain & Distribution Management
Service supply chains that deliver maintenance services for advanced capital goods such as medical equipment, transportation means and production equipment. We also discuss reverse logistics as a way to achieve closed-loop supply chains.