Syllabus

Title
2277 Global Supply Chain Management
Instructors
Kristina Petljak, Ph.D.
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/13/21 to 09/26/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/04/21 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 10/05/21 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 10/07/21 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 10/08/21 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM Online-Einheit
Monday 10/11/21 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM Online-Einheit
Tuesday 10/12/21 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM Online-Einheit
Thursday 10/14/21 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM Online-Einheit
Friday 10/15/21 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.3.11

Contents

Aim of the course 'Global Supply Chain Management' is to prepare students for work in a sector of the global supply chain profession. During the course and especially after finishing the course, students will be able to better understand the relationships between supply chain management and other areas of business (e.g. operations, marketing) to make right business decisions based on holistic judgements when analysing different, unexpected business situations. Students will also be able to track and trace, as well as assess the interdependent, fast-changing, and diverse world of global supply chain management, shaped by current geopolitical, economic and financial relationships, in order to make business decisions that make a difference in the world. The lecturer will help students to brush their critical thinking skills, to connect management theories and bring them into the global supply chain management context. By joining this class, students will further develop their interpersonal and leadership skills, curiosity, strategic thinking, teamwork, reflection and knowledge transfer skills which will help them to manage products or services globally.

Learning outcomes

Students who take this course will benefit as they will be able to:
1) define logistics and supply chain management and understand the importance of supply chain management for the world economy;
2) understand the international trade and its impact on supply chain management;
3) define supply chain relationships and compare different supply chain strategies;
4) understand the importance of transport in supply chain management;
5) evaluate, discuss and compare different logistics service providers;
6) understand procurement process and supplier evaluation methods;
7) understand inventory related principles in supply chain management;
8) understand and apply different warehousing techniques in supply chain management;
9) apply gained knowledge to specific company with global supply chain.

Attendance requirements

Students are allowed to miss a maximum of 2 sessions. Please inform the lecturer in due time about any overlaps with other classes/exams.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course will utilise a combination of teaching methods including lectures and interaction between the students and the lecturer, group discussions, case studies, playing beer game, assignments, student presentations and readings. Additional material may be introduced by the lecturer via PowerPoint slides and postings on Blackboard, with practical examples from the global supply chain management. Student participation and interaction are highly encouraged and expected due to the exchange of experience and joint learning.

Assessment

Assessment for this course will have the following components:

  1. personal contribution based on in-class participation (5%), which will be graded objectively based on active participation in in-class discussions, case studies, article discussions, in-class exercises.
  2. team case study (5%), groups of students will be assigned the short case study tasks.
  3. written individual assignment (10%), you must choose two individual written assignments from offered.
  4. team presentation (20%), groups of students will be assigned the task of presenting a presentation covering the global supply chain management of certain firm, based on their personal preferences.
  5. final exam (60%), final exam will consist of multiple-choice questions, short answer questions. It will be closed book and closed notes.

 

Grading scale:

1 = Excellent (90% and above)

2 = Good (80-89%)

3 = Satisfactory (70-79%)

4 = Sufficient (60-69%)

5 = Fail (<60%)

Availability of lecturer(s)

Kristina Petljak, Ph.D.: kpetljak@efzg.hr
 

For administrative questions please contact coursesinenglish@wu.ac.at

Unit details

Unit Date Contents
1 DAY 1

THE EVOLUTION OF LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT.


Ad 1) Defining logistics and supply chain management.
Ad 2) Distinguishing logistics and supply chain management.
Ad 3) Applications to manufacturing and service sector.
Ad 4) Manufacturing supply chain.
Ad 5) Retail supply chain.


written assignment 1
# Analysis of scientific paper

2 DAY 2

GLOBALISATION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE.


Ad 1) Defining international trade. Growth of international trade.
Ad 2) Measuring logistics performance.
Ad 3) Globalisation.


written assignment 2
# Describing and analysing logistics performance index (LPI) in student’s country

3 DAY 3

SUPPLY CHAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND STRATEGIES.


Ad 1) Growth in international trade.
Ad 2) Outsourcing and offshoring.
Ad 3) Supply chain integration.
Ad 4) Supply chain collaboration principles and methods.
Ad 5) Supply chain strategies.


written assignment 3
# CASE STUDY: Application of different supply chain strategies.

4 DAY 4

TRANSPORT IN SUPPLY CHAINS.


Ad 1) Characteristics of different transport modes.
Ad 2) Transport operations, distribution centres and the role of factory gate pricing (FGP).
Ad 3) Efficiency in transport services.
Ad 4) Transport security and technology.


written assignment 4
# Description of different types of transportation management in student’s country

5 DAY 5

LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS.


Ad 1) Defining and classifying logistics companies.
Ad 2) Carrier responsibilities.
Ad 3) Fourth-party logistics.
Ad 4) Selecting logistics service providers and services.


written assignment 5
# Analysis of chosen logistics service providers in student’s country

6 DAY 6

PROCUREMENT AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT.


Ad 1) Procurement as strategic activity. Managing value and risk.
Ad 2) The procurement process and procurement performance.
Ad 3) Ethical sourcing and question of sustainability.
Ad 4) The importance of inventory management. EOQ model.
Ad 5) Supply chain inventory management. Inventory selection principles.


-playing the beer game


written assignment 6
# CASE STUDY: Understanding inventory management and bullwhip effect

7 DAY 7

WAREHOUSING AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT


Ad 1) Warehousing in global supply chains.
Ad 2) Warehouse layout and design.
Ad 3) Warehouse management system (WMS).
Ad 4) Materials Handling and storage.

Team presentations (course assignment).


written assignment 7
# Analysis of warehousing management in student’s country

8 DAY 8

EXAM.

Last edited: 2021-09-30



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