The Covid19 pandemic causes several uncertainties for the upcoming winter semester starting on October 5th. If possible within the then valid health regulations, twe plan to fully return to the usual mode of classroom teaching with mandatory attendance. Nonetheless, an additional “plan B”-scenario for distance and/or hybrid teaching will be prepared for every class, which can be enabled if need be.
The program management will reevaluate the situation in September and will then decide whether the classes will indeed start in the usual mode or in an alternative mode. This decision will be announced in the syllabus until September 25.
For the class in Global Supply Chain Management the preferred alternative scenario would be a hybrid mode: a mixture of class room teaching and remote online sessions (via MS Teams or ZOOM) in parallel. Only if absolutely necessary this class would switch to full distance mode. Even in the remote format, the sessions will take place within the announced time slots.All sessions will be recorded and made available on Learn@WU (via lecture casts).
A change of the class mode might also influence the required assignments (e.g. number of assignments, scope, evaluation, ...) and/or the format of the final exam. Necessary alterations will be communicated together with the announcement of the mode’s shift as it depends to size of class and number on students participating online / in class in the hybrid mode scenario.
The elective course is about managing supply chains outlining both strategic and operational aspects of transportation, logistics and supply chain management on a global level. First, the course gives an introduction into the basics of transportation, logistics and supply chain management. Afterwards, implications for sourcing, manufacturing and distribution strategies as well as product strategies on a global scale will be discussed. In addition to this, a main focus will be placed on the trade environment, customs management and trade facilitation. Moreover, an introduction into trade management, contracting issues, Incoterms as well as means and modes of payment is provided. Furthermore, an insight into the highly relevant subjects of risk, security, and compliance management will be given. The course will finish with the management of international freight forwarding, road haulage, sea, air and multimodal transport operations.
At the end of this course, students should have the skills and competence to evaluate the international environment and its implications for international logistics and supply chain management strategy as well as operations. Further, students should have a basic knowledge about actual trade practice, including contracting, customs procedures and documentary paperwork, means and modes of payment, transport management as well as risk, security, and compliance management issues. This enables them to plan successfully shipping and handling for international goods movements in global supply chain management.
Attendance of minimum 80% (or 6/7 sessions) is mandatory.
This semester, teaching will be in hybrid mode: a mixture of class room teaching and remote online sessions (via MS Teams or ZOOM) in parallel. Only if absolutely necessary this class would switch to full distance mode. Even in the remote format, the sessions will take place within the announced time slots. All sessions will be recorded and made available on Learn@WU (via lecture casts).
On an individual level (60%):
- Commodity Assessment Report (10%) based on completeness and quality of content
- Remote Take Home Exam (50%).
On a group level (40%):
- Two Case Study Assessments (2 x 10% = 20%) in form of a brief management summary to be submitted on Fridays 23:55 CET on learn@wu before class.
- One pre-recorded Case Study Presentation (20%) to be submitted on Fridays 23:55 CET on learn@wu before class. Grading is based on completeness, quality of content, group presentation and participation in peer-evaluation of other presentations in-class.
Grading Scale is as follows:
- Excellent (1): 90%-100%
- Good (2): 76% - <90%
- Satisfactory (3): 65% - <76%
- Sufficient (4): 50% - <65%
- Fail (5): <50.0%
Only CEMS MIM students are eligible to take this course. 10 students make a course viable at MSc level unless special circumstances prevail. If fewer than 10 students register the course will not run.