Department of Operations Management
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT - BOLD IN IDEAS, STRONG IN PRACTICE
The Department of Operations Management is a broad business studies department that researches and teaches managerial, operational challenges of decision-making and economics.
Our vision is to be bold in ideas and strong in practice! It is our ambition to question and debate the boundaries of our many disciplines. This plurality allows for an unparalleled level of cross-disciplinary exchange of research ideas and in this interaction foster a strong, visionary intellectual environment.
The department has a strong commitment to detailed empirical analysis and strives to hit the right mix of classical research projects and collaborations with corporative and institutional partners.
Our empirical passions revolve around the following five fields and their interactions:
Managerial Economics analyzes cost-revenue relationships, investments and forecasting. We’re concerned with pricing, cost structures and investing as decision points for managers. By modeling decision situations, we want to bring the boundaries, within which managers make decisions, to the forefront. Because the central questions of managerial economics are how managers perceive these boundaries and how the marginal effects of their decisions unfold.
Performance Management concerns itself with budgeting and result measurement; it tackles the development and application of numbers in planning, coordination and motivation. We look into information systems and the design of coherent planning & reporting systems. We are also concerned about how the choice of calculation mechanisms can make a company’s economy transparent.
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management (logistics) looks at the flows of commodities and information between companies. We’re concerned about the different roles companies can have in a supply chain and the big questions stemming from those roles: How is labor divided between companies? How can management of the entire supply chain can take form? How do activities develop as a part of supply chain relations?
Innovation Management focuses on the development of new products and processes. These often run across companies. We are especially interested in the management-related activities needed to facilitate progress. Central here, is asking the question about what management-related mechanisms and technologies are relevant and how these function in practice?
Operations Management (production management in manufacturing and service companies) concerns the company’s organization of its production. This includes Just in Time, Lean, Agility, MRP and other production principles. We’re especially involved with production conditions in networks, the connection between production conditions and supply chain activities, and, not least, in the question about how production strategy & condition relates to company strategy.
EMPLOYEES AND THE PHYSICAL SETTING
The department has approximately 60 academic and administrative employees. Moreover, the department has around 100 external lecturers and an alternating number of guest researchers who are involved in teaching and research activities. The physical location of the department is at Solbjerg Plads 3, 4th and 5th floor in the B-wing, 2000 Frederiksberg.