4646 Supply Management (SM, Group B)
Univ.Prof. Mag.Dr. Gerald Reiner, Assist.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Lena Silbermayr, Ph.D.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
12.02.2019 bis 18.02.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Master
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 26.02.2019 13:30 - 17:00 D2.0.038
Dienstag 05.03.2019 13:30 - 17:00 D2.0.038
Dienstag 12.03.2019 13:30 - 17:00 D2.0.038
Dienstag 19.03.2019 13:30 - 17:00 D2.0.038
Dienstag 26.03.2019 13:30 - 17:00 D2.0.038
Dienstag 02.04.2019 13:30 - 17:00 D2.0.038
Donnerstag 11.04.2019 13:30 - 15:30 TC.0.02 Red Bull

Inhalte der LV

The course provides an introduction to the foundations of Sourcing and Supply Management. Strategic sourcing is discussed as an integral part of operations strategy. The benefits of outsourcing based on the total cost of ownership and on the term-structure of supply relationships are discussed. The terms of the relationship and its management over time is considered, focusing on different types of formal supply contracts.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
> evaluate outsourcing decisions and alternative types of supply relationships
> select suppliers (single vs. multiple sourcing, dual sourcing, local vs. global sourcing)
> determine the optimal way of cooperation (formal contracting or informal supplier scorecard, centralized vs. decentralized control)
> design supply contracts (vendor managed inventory, buy-back, quantity discounts, option contracts, revenue sharing, quantity flexibility contracts)
> select an appropriate inventory policy (base stock, service level, supplier lead time)
> understand quick response with (limited or unlimited) reactive capacity
> check the state of deliveries (tracking and tracing, global positioning systems, RFID)

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance of at least 80% of the classes is necessary to fulfill the requirements.


Insights from basic Operations Management principles and models, best practices from industry, experiental learning using software, case examples and case studies

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Individual assignments incl. class participation: 20%
Group assignments (case examples and case studies): 30%
Final exam: 50%


Grading scale:

  • Excellent (1): 90% - 100.0%
  • Good (2): 80% - <90%
  • Satisfactory (3): 70% - <80%
  • Sufficient (4): 60% - <70%
  • Fail (5): <60%

Prerequisite for passing the course: minimum performance of 20 points in the final examination.

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

Incoming students (exchange programs): min. 5 ECTS credits in basics of optimization and probability


1 Autor/in: Chopra, S./ Meindl, P.
Titel: Supply Chain Management – Strategy, Planning and Operation

Verlag: Pearson
Auflage: 6th ed.
Anmerkungen: chapter 3, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15
Jahr: 2014
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Cachon, G. / Terwiesch, C.

Matching Supply with Demand: An Introduction to Operations Management

Verlag: New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
Auflage: 3rd ed.
Anmerkungen: chapter 12, 13, 17
Jahr: 2013
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Art: Buch

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