4900 Supply Chain Modelling and Design
Belma Turan, Ph.D., Univ.Prof. Tina Wakolbinger, Ph.D.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/20/23 to 02/28/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 04/17/23 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM D5.1.001
Thursday 04/20/23 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM D3.0.225
Monday 04/24/23 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.5.05
Thursday 04/27/23 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM D3.0.225
Tuesday 05/02/23 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM TC.5.03
Thursday 05/04/23 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM D3.0.233
Monday 05/08/23 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM D3.0.233
Tuesday 05/09/23 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.5.16
Thursday 05/11/23 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM D3.0.225
Wednesday 05/17/23 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM TC.1.02


The course introduces students to the topics of supply chain modeling and design.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Network planning
  • Supply chain modeling
  • Network design in the supply chain considering service levels, capacity, transportation costs, and fixed costs
  • Evaluation of network design decisions using decision trees
  • Distribution Network Design

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

This semester, the course will take place on campus.

Common requirements for attendance: Attendance in the first lecture is mandatory for 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. See further information at:

Teaching/learning method(s)

Group Assignments

Individual Assignments

Final Exam


Group Assignments: 30%
Individual Assignments: 30%
Final exam: 40%

Cooperation with other students on homework assignments is encouraged.  (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%


Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

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

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Inhaltliche Fragen zum Einstiegstest
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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.


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Last edited: 2023-03-02