4402 Course III/IV - Supply Chain Management
Dhanavanth Reddy Maditati, MSc (WU),B.Tech
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/19/18 to 03/04/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/07/18 02:00 PM - 05:30 PM TC.3.12
Monday 03/12/18 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM EA.5.044
Wednesday 03/21/18 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.18
Thursday 04/26/18 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM D3.0.222
Thursday 05/03/18 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM D3.0.218
Tuesday 05/08/18 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.2.03
Thursday 05/17/18 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM TC.4.01

In this course, the essence of supply chain management in success of a business is emphasised, and it aims to provide the students a good understanding of developing and managing supply chains in line with the needs of the business.

The course starts with basics of supply chain management, giving first-hand experience of inter-relational behaviour in supply chains. Then prerequisites and goals to configure and analyse supply chains will be discussed, including supply chain strategy, planning and controlling. The course concludes with recent supply chain trends and best practices for supply chain management in turbulent times.

To ensure that up to date business insights are given, current trends and innovations are discussed with the students.

Learning outcomes

After the completion of this course, the students will:

  • be able to comprehend the key concepts of supply chain management in practical world and their correlation with business strategy and operations of companies
  • learn to identify the competitive advantages that can be derived from superior supply chain management
  • be well versed with supply chain management best practices and obtain an acumen to plan, design and configure an efficient supply chain network
Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Discussions
  • Business simulation

The course grade is determined by evaluating the student’s performance on the following activities:

  • Class activities: 10%
  • Assignments and Case study: 30%
  • Written exam: 60%

A positive grade (>40%) in the final written exam is necessary to complete this course.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

For students of SBWL Transportwirtschaft & Logistik:

  • Kurs IV im Bachelorstudium
  • Kurs III-VI im Diplomstudium

For incoming students:

  • basic understanding of transportation and logistics management
  • basic understanding of finance and performance management
1 Author: 1 Author: Chopra, S. and Meindl, P.

Supply Chain Management - Strategy, Planning and Operation

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Edition: 5th/6th ed
Remarks: ISBN-10: 0132743957 ISBN-13: 9780132743952
Year: 2013
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Content relevant for diploma examination: No
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book
Recommended previous knowledge and skills

For incoming students knowledge in the following fields would be a good basis:

  • basic understanding of transportation and logistics management
  • basic understanding of finance and performance management

Also knowledge of MS excel is required in order to cope up with linear optimization modelling.

Availability of lecturer(s)
  • Before and after class
  • By appointment
Additional (blank) field

•Session 1

  Introduction to course

  Understanding the supply chain, Beer Game

•Session 2

  Coordination in Supply chain

  Achieving strategic fit and scope

•Session 3:

  Supply chain drivers and metrics

  Distribution networks

•Session 4:

  Supply chain network design

  Global supply chain network

•Session 5:


  Case Study presentations

•Session 6:

  Planning and co-ordinating demand-supply

•Session 7:

Final exam (2 hours)

Unit details
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Last edited: 2018-03-07