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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)L.ZHANG
Intervenant(s)Linda ZHANG

Pré requis

Statistics & Probability distributions. Note: if you do not have sufficient knowledge on Statistics and Probability distributions, attending this course is not suitable for you.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of this course, the students are able to
- understand the types and functions of inventories;
- describe the impact of demand forecasting and aggregate planning on inventory management;
- apply demand forecasting and aggregate planning methods in different problem contexts;
- comprehend a number of inventory models;
- identify and apply appropriate inventory models to solve specific problems;
- comprehend JIT inventory systems and VMI;
- describe the essential elements contributing to successful JIT inventory systems and VMI.

Contenu du cours

• Demand forecasting
• Aggregate planning
• Inventory models
• JIT inventory systems

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00   Lecturing, watching video clips, in class exercises
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings8,00   Students need to read the teaching materials on demand forecasting, JIT inventory systems, and VMI.
Independent study
Estimated personal workload4,00  
Group Project4,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant32,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • E-learning
  • Project work
  • Interactive class


Assessment will be based on participation to class discussions, solution to group-based projects, and a final exam

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Final Exam
Written exam2,00150,00
Group Project0,00130,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • • Piasecki, D.J. (2009), Inventory Management Explained: A Focus on Forecasting, Lot Sizing, Safety Stock, and Ordering Systems, 1st ed., ISBN-13: 978-0972763110, Ops Publishing. -

Ressources internet

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