2253 Course III/IV - Digital Supply Chain Management
Johannes Pulsfort, MSc,MIM(CEMS), Dr. Wolfram Groschopf
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/21/20 to 09/30/20
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/05/20 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.3.21
Wednesday 10/07/20 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM TC.5.27
Thursday 10/08/20 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.5.15
Friday 10/09/20 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.4.01
Monday 10/12/20 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.5.12
Friday 10/16/20 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.4.02
Procedure for the course when limited activity on campus

The Covid19 pandemic causes several uncertainties for the upcoming winter semester starting on October 5th. If possible within the then valid health regulations, the SBWL program "Transport and Logistics Management" plans 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 decides then whether the classes will indeed start in the usual mode or in an alternative scenario. This decision will be announced in the syllabus until September 25.



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

The course starts with the basics of digital supply chain management, giving first-hand experience of inter-relational behaviour in digital supply chains. Then prerequisites and goals to configure and analyse digital supply chains will be discussed, including internet of things, artificial intelligence and blockchain. The course also includes recent digital supply chain trends and best practices for digital supply chain management in turbulent times.

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

Learning outcomes

After the completion of this course, the students will:

  • be able to comprehend the key concepts of digital 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 digital supply chain management
  • be well versed with digital supply chain management best practices
Attendance requirements

Please note that the first and second-last session are mandatory. If you do not attend the first session, you will be de-registered from the course. In order to obtain a grade for the course, students must attend at least 80% of the course. An absence of 3 1/2 hours  (1 session)  is  permitted.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Classes on all first five sessions consist of lectures, discussions, group debates, exercises, case studies, presentations and guest speakers with interesting supply chain experience and skill sets. Students are expected to read the relevant materials and to participate actively in discussions and group debates.


1. Individual Final Paper / Case Study 40%

2. Individual Participation 20%

3. Group Presentations  40%

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, logistics and supply chain management
  • basic understanding of finance and performance management
Last edited: 2020-08-20