Prof. Dr. Stefan Wolff
This lab unit is a continuation of the ﬁrst semester lab Programming in Python I. It covers advanced topics of Python programming such as object oriented programming, advanced data structures, ﬁle handling, debugging techniques and problem solving using frameworks.
This lab is a ﬁrst introduction to programming using the programming language Python. The course covers fundamental programming constructs and simple algorithms in a hands-on manner.
This course aims to provide an introduction to fundamental statistical concepts and
tools for data analysis. The course will focus on the understanding of statistical concepts and the application of statistical techniques. While some formulas might be used, no stringent mathematical derivation will be provided. The general objective is to become an intelligent user of the various univariate and multivariate statistical techniques and to acquire the knowledge for deciding which procedure is most suitable for the given business situation. We will discuss the theoretical aspects of the statistical methods, discuss the assumptions for their use, reﬂect on their limitations and the controversies they create. In practical sessions we will learn how to run the particular procedures using SPSS and/or R, how to interpret the computer output and how to skillfully communicate the results of statistical analyses.
Distribution as well as application of standard business software continually increases demanding fundamental knowledge in handling and operating these software. Especially SAP standard software like SAP ERP for supporting and optimizing complex business processes is applied not only in big enterprises but also in small and medium-sized companies all over the globe. Accordingly, more and more firms expect students to have first experiences in SAP tools when they leave university. Current application requirements underline this trend.
The course SAP Lab offers students the opportunity to gain and apply first knowledge in the SAP ERP 6.0 software. In the course, the SAP ERP system will be introduced including basic terms of the system like organizational units, master data, transaction data, and documents. Afterwards, students will be trained in using and handling the SAP ERP system. This comprises an overview about the graphical user interface, system functionality, navigation etc. Additionally, students will work with different modules and execute tasks like entering master data, booking business transactions, or approve and release orders. In a nutshell, this course provides a basic and general overview and understanding of the SAP ERP 6.0 software suite and thus increases the attractiveness of students towards the relevant industries.
The course will be conducted as a workshop based on specific course materials in form of slides, case studies, and accompanying literature.
This course introduces mathematical concepts in the context of applications. Topics include functions, elementary functions and their graphs, units and dimensions, simple models of equilibria and growth, secants, tangents, and root finding methods.
The course Procurement Logistics is referring to the increasing importance of procurement logistics especially in supply networks. The management of the procurement process in general as well as in speciﬁc countries (e.g. India) is covered on the one hand, and characteristics and methods and software tools of the procurement of technical products and parts will be presented.
The deﬁnition and the targets of distribution logistics as well as its importance and the relevant tasks and functions will be integrated in the course Distribution Logistics. This includes the structural parameters of different types of distribution structures, the planning functions for distribution and procurement processes, routing, methods and key ﬁgures for an evaluation system for distribution and procurement processes, especially for the suppliers’ evaluation. The content does not include only the functions of distribution logistics for production but also for the transportation as well as the strategic planning such as establishing cargo distribution centre, etc.