The key feature of the program is that it takes the interest of students central in terms of choice flexibility. The program offers you 6 tracks that consist of courses that belong together. The Operations Management & Logistics program provides the following six tracks:

  • Capital Goods
  • Consumer Goods
  • Data Intensive Industries
  • Service Operations
  • Transportation
  • Special/Free Track

Track Capital Goods
Capital goods are machines and tools that are used in the production of other goods rather than being sold to consumers. Technical systems such as MRI scanners, wafer scanners, baggage systems, and large-scale computers are examples of capital goods. You learn how to address problems concerning capital goods from OML perspective, such as availability and capacity utilization. Main research topics of OML within capital goods sector are production planning, inventory planning, maintenance & reliability, sustainability, forecasting, and human performance.

Track Consumer Goods
Consumer goods are tangible commodities that are produced and subsequently purchased to satisfy the current wants and perceived needs of the buyer. Examples of consumer goods are automobiles, household appliances, food, beverages, clothing, and gasoline. Main research topics of OML within consumer goods sector are inventory planning, store operations, warehousing, pricing, assortment planning, forecasting, and human performance.

Data Intensive Industries

Structural analysis of business processes and related data is a critical driver for business success, particularly in data-intensive industries. The students in this track learn how to use methods, techniques and tools for advanced analysis of business processes to support organizations in optimal data-driven decision making. Main research topics of OML within data-intensive industries include data mining, process mining, machine learning, computational intelligence, decision support, business process management, and human performance.

Track Service Operations
A service system is the collection of equipment, layout, and procedures used to provide the service to meet customer demands. The students in this track learn how to cover issues relating to the people, processes, infrastructure, and relationships necessary to ensure the high-quality, cost-effective provision of service necessary to meet business needs. Main research topics of OML within consumer goods sector include business process management and human performance.

Track Transportation
The transportation sector consists of companies involved in the transportation of goods or people. General examples include railroads, trucking companies, and air carriers. Main research topics of OML within transportation sector are transportation optimization, port and terminal operations, sustainability, business process management, and human performance.

Track Special/Free Track
This track is meant for excellent (honours) students who want to design their own master program, in close collaboration with the personal mentor, to be approved by the Director GP-IE.

For more detailed information about the content of the courses you can go to the Education guide of Operations Management & Logistics.