1927 Recent Topics in Supply Chain Management 2: Military Logistics (RT 2)
Mag. Stefan Lampl
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
12/18/23 to 01/03/24
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 01/09/24 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM TC.4.17
Wednesday 01/10/24 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.15
Friday 01/12/24 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM D2.0.038
Thursday 01/25/24 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM D2.0.038

The Course „Defence Supply Chain Management“ investigates the special requirements of military logistics in peacetime and in support of military operations. Military  logistics  uses  technologies,  information systems,  and  procedures  to  predict  and  prioritize  customer requirements and provide appropriate sustainment in operations. The students will be able to describe current and future technologies as tools to monitor supply levels and equipment conditions for military units.  The participants will get an overview about decision support software to determine the best use of support assets. At the end of the course, the students should be able to identify potential contribution and challenges of a commercial company to provide support to the military logistics network.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to understand the characteristics and special demands of military logistics; know the main stakeholders and their role in a defence supply chain and a humanitarian supply chain; recall elements, details, structures, leadership skills or processes related to military and humanitarian logistics;

Attendance requirements

· In order to pass the class, 80 % attendance is required.

· Attendance is mandatory during the in-class and practical case study.

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies
  • Individual assignements
  • Final Exam

► The students have after the individual Parts a multiple choice test. (Options: completed/non-completed - for one completed test => 2 points)

Individual Work: The student may choose a topic from a list of issues which will be discussed during the lessons and must write a three-page paper. (50 points)

[The individual work has to be handed over to BG LAMPL until 31jan23 and will be evaluated until 04feb23.]

Collaboration in the Case Study (Part V):  Teamwork performance (30 points)

Written Test: In the 6th part the students have to pass an one hour test with five questions. (45 points)


In order to pass the class, you need attend at least 80 % of all classes. If you fulfill this criterion, the following grading scale will be applied:

Grading scale:

(1) Excellent: 90% - 100%
(2) Good: 80% - <90%
(3) Satisfactory: 70% - <80%
(4) Sufficient: 60% - <70%
(5) Fail: <60%


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Unit details
Unit Date Contents
1 Part 1

· Introduction to military logistics

· Development of military logistics

· Tasks of military forces

2 Part 2

· Logistics Principle

·  Supply Chain Management in military operations

· Information Systems

3 Part 3

· Integration of Partners

· Logistics in UN missions (Humanitarian Logistic)

· NATO/EU Logistics systems

· Procurement Process

4 Part 4

· Leadership in Military logistics operations

· Logistics decision making process and the integration of military logistics issues

5 Part 5

· Case Study “Development of a Military and a Humanitarian supply chain”

6 Part 6

· Introduction in a military logistics unit or armament company or contactor for a military supply chain

· Exam

Last edited: 2023-04-24