Operations & Supply Chain Management

  • English
  • Munich
  • On Campus
  • 2024
  • 5 days in 1 week
  • 3290 €, Discounts & scholarships available

Insights into the basics of operations and supply chain management

This certificate program will familiarize participants with the basics of operations and supply chain management.

Participants will explore applications in different business contexts and organizational structures, while identifying the role of leadership in these processes. Participants will elaborate on how to evaluate strategic and organizational risks within the supply chain, and cover topics such as:

  • (Sustainable) supply chain management and performance
  • Inventory Management and Logistics
  • Innovation in Supply Chain Management
  • Operations management and operation flow lines
  • Modern slavery
  • Procurement Management and negotiation with suppliers

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After completing this certificate program, the participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the relationship between supply chain structures and logistical capabilities and how these support a firm’s competitive strategy.
  • Calculate the impact of key supply chain functions on the financial figures in a firm or supply chain and balance the appropriate costs.
  • Explain the challenges and opportunities presented by new digital technologies in operations and supply chain management.
  • Formulate an integrated supply chain strategy.
  • Understand the fundamentals of operations management concepts.
  • Understand the fundamentals of strategic procurement and its contribution to the establishment of a successful supply chain.
  • Explain the foundations of logistics and inventory management as integral parts of supply chain management.

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Why this program?

A relevant topic for every business manager and company:

A company’s operations and its management of its supply chain, both internally and externally, are critical success factors in today´s globalized and risk-prone business environments. The rapid changes in global marketplaces, sourcing, communications, and digitalization require companies to optimize and tailor their operations to support their overall competitive strategy by managing the flow of products, information, and funds to maximize the value for the entire system. Today’s turbulent environments make resilient supply chains more critical than ever.

Combination of evidence-based research and practical input

The course combines theory and practice: Professors and researchers from TUM and our partners provide the academic knowledge, while industry experts share valuable practical insights. This course is designed as an active-learning module and will combine lectures, case studies (e.g. from software industry, food or luxury goods), simulation games (e.g. distribution, management) and group work.

Applying the knowledge right away

Participants will learn to think analytically in order to successfully apply their knowledge and technical expertise acquired during the course to solve a variety of real business problems.

Participants can broaden their professional network:

Participants will get to know professionals from academia, practitioners and peers from different industries and can establish new contacts and learn from others.


  • Certificate: After successful completion of the final exam, participants will receive a certificate from the Technical University of Munich.
  • Continuing Education Points: The certificate can be used to earn 5 ECTS credits that are applicable to the Executive MBA programs at the Technical University of Munich.
  • Academic Responsibility: Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Head of Production and Supply Chain Management Group, TUM
  • Target Group: Experienced executives, professionals, or managers who wish to expand their knowledge in operation and supply chain management.
  • Access requirements: Relevant full-time professional experience – initial leadership experience is an advantage.
  • Location: Munich
  • Language: English
  • Credibility: 5 ECTS
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Format: On-campus
  • Dates: New dates will be published soon.
  • Program fee: 3,290 €*
  • Application Deadline: New dates will be published soon.
  • Discounts: 10% discount for TUM Alumni and members or employees of our strategic cooperation partners (see below)

*Based on our experience, the German tax benefits help many of our participants to self-finance their education as these can be worth of up to 50% of tuition fees and program related travel costs. Please, consult your personal tax advisor for more details. For participants of our programs residing outside Germany this might be applicable, please check the situation with the local tax authorities in your country of residence.



  • Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Head of Production and Supply Chain Management Group, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Holly Ott, Chair of Production and Supply Chain Management, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Pirmin Fontaine, Chair of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Ingolstadt School of Management, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Kolisch, Chair of Operations Management, TUM
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Hübner, Chair of Supply and Value Chain Management, TUM

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