The School of Economics and Business in Ljubljana is a triple-crown (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB) accredited business school in Slovenia, Central Europe. Supply chain management is one of its flagship teaching and research areas. At the 10th Eduniversal World Convention, held between 8 and 12 November 2017 in Dubai, the The School of Economics and Business in Ljubljana was proclaimed the second best school in Eastern Europe.
The FELU is both a national leader and an internationally recognised academic and research institution in the fields of business and economics. We strive to become perceived as the world-renowned institution for the quality of our academic programmes and achievements in education and research.
Business informatics is one of the key areas that enables organisations to improve their efficiency and performance as well as gain a competitive edge in the market through business model redesign and business process redesign and informatisation. It should not be equated with computer science and informatics or information technology (IT) alone because it is much more than that. IT is only one area of expertise of business information specialists and, when applied correctly, a means which can boost the informatisation of business processes in organisations. Business Informatics combines the areas of business knowledge, knowledge of management and social skills as well as business use of information technology.
Business Logistics is an interdiscplinary programme with renowned award-winning lecturers and researchers from different fields that have strong ties in research and business community.
The programme offers international exchange opportunities, has several guest lecturers from business and prepares students for a wide array of employment opportunities by using modern learning methods (e.g. interactive games) in small groups.
1. Definition of business logistics and logistics business processes 2. Logistics as the enabler of internationalization 3. Strategic directions and innovative business models in the age of digitalization. 4. Management of business logistics 5. Supply and cooperation in supply chains, strategy ECR - Efficient Consumer Response 6. Financial aspects of business logistics 7. Logistics management in case of outsourcing (3PL, 4PL) 8. Application of Stakeholder Theory in Logistics 9. Metrics of efficient and effective management of logistics systems; indicators of effectiveness and efficiency of business logistics
The course deals with analysis, planning and management of internal logistics and manufacturing systems. First, building on the basic analysis of the dynamics of production systems, where the emphasis is on developing the productivity criteria, analysis of productivity and the impact of uncertainty. Later on, following the traditional hierarchical structure of production planning in business, with the capacity planning of production facilities and manpower planning, managing inventories and scheduling of manufacturing operations (MRP, "push-pull" principle), and learning about modern approaches to production in the form of JIT, Kanban. Content is strongly related to demand forecasting, basic stock control and logistics.
1. Who's who in global logistics – stakeholders presentation
2. Who's who in global logistics - the role and importance of stakeholders in the global context
3. Ports, shipping companies and shipping agents
4. Airports, airlines and airline agents
5. Road transport operators, railways, railway operators
6. Logistics companies, 3PL and 4PL providers
7. Documents in international logistics, Incoterms clauses, insurance, customs and tax legislation
8. Examples from practice
9. Problems and solutions in practice
2. management inventories (JIT, EOQ ...)
3. reward alignment in supply chains
4. risks in logistics / supply chains
5. new modes of integration (e-clusters, alliances)
6. modelling, optimization and simulation (tasks in Excel, simulation games)
7. management and optimization of transport
8. case studies
1. Introduction to purchasing management (the role of purchasing and procurement, purchasing process definition, the importance of purchasing on the firm's profitability, modern trends in purchasing)
2. Purchasing behavor of firms (differences between B2C and B2B, purchasing process, the types of purchasing goods and services, the role of purchasing department)
3. Decison making within purchasing the steps of the purchasing process
4. Purchasing organization (factors influencing the organizational structure of purchasing, centralized/decentralized purchasing, inter-functional purchasing responsibility, cooperation and integration of purchasing …)
5. Purchasing and business strategy
6. Buyer-supplier relationships
This course is taught over one semester and will cover the following topics:
• Global transport corridors and good flows
• Historical importance of Slovenia as a transit country,
• Historical strategic economic interests of gravitating countries,
• Importance and economic potential of gravitation region,
• Construction of modern transport infrastructure,
• Development of integrated intermodal logistic services,
• Importance of Port of Koper, Slovenian railway and other transport companies,
• Challenges of potential mergers and acquisitions and building of integrated regional logistic services.
1. Introduction to supply chain management
2. Logistics network configuration
3. Inventory management and risk pooling
4. The value of information
5. Distribution strategies and e-fulfillment
6. Strategic alliances
7. International issues in supply chain management
8. Coordinated product and supply chain design
9. Customer value and supply chain management
10. Information technology for supply chain management
11. Decision support systems
12. Procurement strategies
I am a full professor at the School of Economics and Business of the University of Ljubljana. My expertise encompasses various aspects of business models, business process, supply chain and operations management as well as technology adoption and e-government. I published over 80 papers/book chapters, including papers in highly-rated journals like Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Long Range Planning and Supply Chain Management. I was a visiting professor at several universities. I serve as a reviewer for 40 (S)SCI indexed journals, several funding agencies and Ph. D. theses. I won several awards for my research while my work has been cited over 4500 times with an h-index of 29. Five of my papers (on business analytics, business process management, business models and supply chain risk management) are among the 1% most cited papers in Scopus.
In my teaching I combine theory with practical examples, always try to engage students of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. I score well above the average in students’ evaluations of my pedagogical work