Modeling and improvement of processes in supply chains

 

International Summer School of the Faculty of Transport and the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 

Language: English 

Format:  hybrid form of learning - 5-day course of online lectures,  5-day practical training in our laboratory

Date: July 3rd - 14th July 2023

Duration: 2 weeks (60h - teaching hours: 30h online and 30h onsite - Faculty of Transport and Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering WUT)

Credits: 5 ECTS

Planned number of participants: about 15 people per course 

Scope of the classes

As part of the SPINAKER program organized by NAWA, the Faculty of Transport, together with the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology plans to implement Summer School Programme in two editions. Programme is dedicated to foreign students. The programme will be implemented in the form of hybrid learning and will be focused on modeling and improvement of processes in supply chains. It will be an opportunity for students to increase their competences in the selected scientific area and also to get to know a part of Polish culture and see capital city: Warsaw. Programme is dedicated mainly to foreign students of the first and second degree of technical studies. 

During the Summer School Programme, selected classes will be conducted remotely. Only access to equipment enabling remote learning (internet connection, computer) will be required. The online form can be implemented from anywhere, not only at the university. Other classes will be conducted at the Faculty of Transport and the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology. The key factor will be the ability to use the hardware facilities such as laboratories or access to specialized software. Planed form of classes are workshops, laboratories and design issues. The classes will be conducted by academic teachers and researchers from the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Faculty of Transport. 

A large part of the courses will be the practical part devoted to working with specialized software (simulation and analysis of logistics processes software - FlexSim program). In addition, there will be series of lectures, exercises and workshops allowing the application of the acquired knowledge in a practical way. A total of 60 hours of classes will be carried out in four main technical thematic areas: 

  1. Design and management of supply chains. Risk in supply chains; 
  2. Modeling of processes in the supply chain; 
  3. Optimization of processes in supply chains; 
  4. Warehouse management and inventory management in supply chains. 

In addition to issues related to the area of technical sciences, a five-hour block of classes has been planned to promote Polish culture. This block will indirectly refer to the profile of activities of the Faculties in order to ensure the coherence of the entire Programme (e.g. the characteristics of Poland in terms of the national logistics system, the Polish transport network, contribution to the development of the Civil Engineering and Transport discipline) ). The offered blocks of classes comprehensively cover important issues related to the selected area of logistics and should significantly expand the knowledge of the programme participants.  As part of the verification of the effects of participation in Summer school programme, it is possible that individual thematic blocks will be summarized by a short test or other form of knowledge verification.

Programme of the International Summer School of the Faculty of Transport and Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering:

Class name  Time [h] 
Design and management of supply chains. Risk in supply chains - Lecture   8h 
Modeling of processes in the supply chain - Lecture 4h 
Modeling of processes in the supply chain - Workshop  23h 
Optimization of processes in supply chains - Lecture 4h 
Optimization of processes in supply chains - Excercises  6h 
Warehouse management and inventory management in supply chains - Lecture   4h  
Warehouse management and inventory management in supply chains - Excercises   6h  
Workshops related to Polish culture  5h  
The sum of hours completed as part of a remote or hybrid course:  60h 

The International Summer School of the Faculty of Transport and Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - Modeling and improvement of processes in supply chains will be implemented in two editions in summer 2022 and summer 2023. The estimated number of foreign students in each edition is 15 participants. After completing the course, each participant will receive a summer school graduation certificate. The summer school program has been prepared in such a way as to enable students to achieve 5 ECTS.