Syllabus

Title
1394 Specialization in Business Administration Course I - Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Instructors
Mag. Mohammadmehdi Hakimifar, Univ.Prof. Tina Wakolbinger, Ph.D.
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/20/18 to 09/23/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 10/02/18 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.5.01
Tuesday 10/02/18 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.5.03
Thursday 10/04/18 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM TC.5.03
Monday 10/08/18 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM TC.-1.61
Tuesday 10/09/18 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM D4.0.022
Thursday 10/11/18 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM TC.5.03
Tuesday 10/16/18 01:30 PM - 04:00 PM TC.2.03
Thursday 10/18/18 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM TC.5.03
Tuesday 10/23/18 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM TC.3.21
Thursday 10/25/18 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM TC.5.03
Monday 10/29/18 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.0.002
Tuesday 11/06/18 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM TC.0.02 Red Bull

Contents

 

The lecture is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Managementand Supply Chain Performance: Achieving Strategic Fit and Scope
  • Supply Chain Drivers and Metrics
  • Demand Forecasting in a Supply Chain
  • Introduction to Linear Programming
  • Integer Programming and Aggregate Planning
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Game
  • Coordination and IT

 

     

       

      Learning outcomes

      After successful completion of the coures, students should have acquired an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of Supply Chain Management. The first  two lectures elaborates on this through the focus on performance measurement and drivers and metrics of SCs, then the focus shifts to demand forecasting before switching to an introduction on linear programming (LP). In session 5, students become familiar with the concepts of Integer Programming and Aggregate Planning and in session 6 with Sales and Operations Planning followed by an educational game exemplifying the previously covered topics. The last lecture discusses coordination in SCM and the role of IT in the supply chain. Various cases enable the students to gain deep context knowledge and prepare them for applying their new skills in the business environment.

      Attendance requirements

      Attendance in the first lecture is mandatory for the participation in the course and SBWL. If an absence cannot be avoided inform the lecturers at christian.burkart@wu.ac.at before class and provide some form of proof for the absence (e.g. medical confirmation) in the next session. In total, a minimum requirement for attendance of 80% is required to pass the course.

      If the attendance falls below 80% for students receiving partial credit, students are graded with 5 (Nicht genügend). See further: https://www.wu.ac.at/fileadmin/wu/h/students/Pruefungsorganisation/Gesetzesgrundlagen/Pruefungsordnung_03.12.2014.pdf

       

       

      Teaching/learning method(s)

      Lectures, Case Studies, HW Assignments and In-Class Exercises

       

      Additional tutorials are offered on the following dates (not obligatory but highly recommended):

      08.10.2018 - 09:00-11:00 - TC -1.61     Tutorial on the basics of Excel (see download section for tutorial contents)
      29.10.2018 - 10:00-12:30 - D5.-0.002
       

       

      Assessment

      HW Assignments: 30%

      Case Studies: 20%

      Final Exam: 50 % 

      Lectures start punctually. In case of in-class assignments, be aware that they are most likely to take place at the beginningof a lecture. If students are absent during the in-class assignments no make-up assignments are granted.

      If a student misses the final exam, he or she can repeat the exam only if he or she provides sufficient proof of the necessity of the absence (illness, accident…). If the student misses a performance assessment worth less than 50% of the grade (e.g. a mid-term quiz), opportunities to repeat the assessment can be provided optionally by the lecturers and in any case require sufficient proof for the necessity of the absence as well.

      Cooperation with other students on homework assignments is encouraged. However, the final write-up must be done individually. ‘Duplicate’ homeworkwrite-ups are unacceptable and will receive a score of zero. (Any homework thatis late will receive a score of zero.)

      The final exam has to be passed with at least 50% of maximum points. (Passing the final exam is mandatory for positive evaluation of this course.)

      Attendance in the first lecture is mandatory for the participation in the course and SBWL. If an absence cannot be avoided inform the lecturers at christian.burkart@wu.ac.at before class and provide some form of proof for the absence (e.g. medical confirmation) in the next session. In total, a minimum requirement for attendance of 80% is required to pass the course.

      If the attendance falls below 80% for students receiving partial credit, students are graded with 5 (Nicht genügend). See further: https://www.wu.ac.at/fileadmin/wu/h/students/Pruefungsorganisation/Gesetzesgrundlagen/Pruefungsordnung_03.12.2014.pdf

       

       

       

      Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists


      Information for WU bachelor students (Not relevant for incoming students):

      Organisatorische Fragen zur Zulassung/Aufnahme
      Die Zulassung zur SBWL erfolgt durch das Institut für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik: http://www.wu.ac.at/itl/lehre/sbwl/sbwl-supply-networks-and-services/

      Fragen zur Aufnahme, die nicht bereits im Internet (Informationsseite der SBWL) beantwortet werden, richten Sie bitte per E-Mail an sbwl-sns@wu.ac.at

      Inhaltliche Fragen zum Einstiegstest
      Bei inhaltlichen Fragen zum Einstiegstest wenden Sie sich bitte an christian.burkart@wu.ac.at

      Alle Kurse der SBWL Supply Networks and Services können ausnahmslos nur nach positivem Abschluss des Zulassungsverfahrens besucht werden.

      Readings

      1 Author: Sunil Chopra und Peter Meindl
      Title:

      Supply Chain Management Strategy, Planning and Operation


      Publisher: Pearson
      Edition: 5th Edition - Global Edition or 6th Edition - Global Edition (2016)
      Remarks: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16
      Year: 2013
      Content relevant for class examination: Yes
      Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
      Type: Book
      2 Author: Bertsimas Freund
      Title:

      Data, Models and Decisions: The Fundamentals of Management Science


      Publisher: Dynamic Ideas
      Year: 2004
      Content relevant for class examination: Yes
      Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)
      Type: Book
      3 Author: Anderson Sweeney Williams
      Title:

      An Introduction to Management Science : Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making


      Publisher: Cengage
      Edition: 13
      Year: 2011
      Content relevant for class examination: Yes
      Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)

      Recommended previous knowledge and skills

      Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and linear programming (as provided in the entrance exam literature)

      Availability of lecturer(s)

      Mehdi Hakimifar

      mhakimif@wu.ac.at

       

      Office hours on demand

       

       

      Prof. Tina Wakolbinger

      tina.wakolbinger@wu.ac.at

      Office hours on demand

       

      Tutor:

      Patrick Rottensteiner

      patrick.rottensteiner@wu.ac.at

      Frei definierbares Kommentierungsfeld

      We recommend to inscribe into the mailing list: https://mailman.wu.ac.at/mailman/listinfo/supply.networks

      Additionally, we inform you about the students´ facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1613151662283669/?fref=ts

      Moreover, we suggest you to participate in talks of the speakers series of the research institute of Supply Chain Management: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/scm/
      Last edited: 2018-10-03



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