1295 Specialization in Business Administration Course III - Supply Chain Modelling and Design
Dr. Romana Polt, BEd
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/19/19 to 09/22/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 11/07/19 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM TC.5.27
Tuesday 11/12/19 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM TC.5.03
Thursday 11/14/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.5.27
Tuesday 11/19/19 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM TC.5.13
Thursday 11/21/19 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM TC.5.27
Tuesday 11/26/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.03
Tuesday 12/03/19 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.2.02
Tuesday 12/10/19 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM TC.2.01

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Introduction to network design
  • Network problems: Transport and transshipment problems
  • Distribution Network Design
  • Global supply chain design
  • Network design under uncertainty


Learning outcomes

After successfully passing the class, students should be able to know and apply the models and theories of network design in supply chains.

Furthermore, they should be able to develop and validate optimization models that allow them to compare different network design configurations and to find the optimal network design for a given situation. 


Attendance requirements

Attendance in the first lecture is mandatory for the participation in the course. If an absence cannot be avoided inform the lecturer  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:

Teaching/learning method(s)

Presentations, in-class exercises, HW assignments, quiz


Homework  assignment: 25%

Quiz: 25%

Final exam: 50 %

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

Grading scale:

  • Excellent (1): 87.5% - 100.0%
  • Good (2): 75.0% - <87.5%
  • Satisfactory (3): 62.5% - <75.0%
  • Sufficient (4): 50.0% - <62.5%
  • Fail (5): <50.0%

Prerequisite for passing the course: minimum performance of 50% in the final examination.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Organisatorische Fragen zur Zulassung/Aufnahme
Die Zulassung zur SBWL erfolgt durch das Institut für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik:

Fragen zur Aufnahme, die nicht bereits im Internet (Informationsseite der SBWL) beantwortet werden, richten Sie bitte per E-Mail an

Inhaltliche Fragen zum Einstiegstest
Bei inhaltlichen Fragen zum Einstiegstest wenden Sie sich bitte an

Alle Kurse der SBWL Supply Networks and Serviceskönnen ausnahmslos nur nach positivem Abschluss des Zulassungsverfahrens besucht werden. Melden Sie sich NICHT vor Abschluss dieses Zulassungsverfahrens für den Kurs an.

1 Author: Sunil Chopra und Peter Meindl

Supply Chain Management

Publisher: Pearson
Edition: 6th
Remarks: Chapters 4 and 6
Year: 2014
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
2 Author: Simchi-Levi, Kaminsky, Simchi-Levi
Title: Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies

Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Edition: 3rd - International Ediition
Remarks: Chapter 3
Year: 2008
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book
3 Author: Anderson, Sweeney, Williams, Martin

An Introduction to Management Science

Publisher: South-Western Cengage Learning
Edition: 13th
Remarks: Chapters 9.1-9.4
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
4 Author: Watson, Lewis, Cacioppi, Jayaram
Title: Supply Chain Network Design

Publisher: Pearson
Remarks: Chapters 1,2,3,5,7,12
Year: 2014
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Availability of lecturer(s)

Mehdi Hakimifar

Last edited: 2019-10-01