0995 Course III/IV - Supply Chain Management
Miguel Suarez Vasquez, Ph.D.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/15/22 to 09/22/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 11/14/22 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM D2.0.382
Wednesday 11/16/22 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM EA.5.040
Thursday 11/17/22 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM D2.0.326
Friday 11/18/22 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.07
Monday 11/21/22 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM TC.4.13
Monday 11/28/22 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Online-Einheit

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

The course starts with basics of supply chain management, giving some insights in the areas of purchasing, operations and logistics. The concept of supply chain strategy and its impact on the financial performance of companies is introduced, presenting in detail the characteristics of lean, agile and hybrid supply chain strategies. To facilitate the comprehension of these topics real company examples are provided.

Learning outcomes

After the completion of this course, the students will:

  • be able to comprehend the key concepts of 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 supply chain management
  • be well versed with supply chain management best practices and obtain an acumen to plan, design and configure an effective supply chain network
Attendance requirements

Mandatory attendance of at least 4 out of 6 teaching units must be adhered.

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Discussions

The course grade is determined by evaluating the student’s performance on the following activities:

  • Case study (group evaluation): 40%
  • Written exam (individual evaluation): 60% (online)
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 and logistics management
  • basic understanding of accounting and performance management
1 Author: Chopra, S. and Meindl, P.

Supply Chain Management - Strategy, Planning and Operation

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Edition: 5th or 6th
Remarks: ISBN-10: 0132743957 ISBN-13: 9780132743952
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book
Recommended previous knowledge and skills

See above!

Availability of lecturer(s)
  • Before and after class
  • By appointment
Unit details
Unit Date Contents
1 14.11.2022

Supply Chain Definitions

2 16.11.2022

Purchasing and Operations Decisions

3 17.11.2022

Distribution, Warehousing and Transportation Decisions

4 18.11.2022

Supply Chain Strategy and Shareholder Value

5 21.11.2022

Lean, Agile and Hybrid Supply Chain Strategies

6 30.11.2022

End submission date for the group case study.

7 28.11.2022

Final Exam (online)

The final exam will be held over Learn@WU with a duration of 90 min. The exam will consist on open questions and a case study.

Last edited: 2022-08-19