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040133 UK Special Topics in Production/Logistics/SCM: Supply Chain Management (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 60 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die Einheiten finden jede Woche live mit Collaborate über Moodle statt.

Tuesday 06.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Supply Chain Management (SCM) ist das effiziente Planen und Steuern von unterschiedlichen Unternehmungen und Parteien, die an der Produktion von (neuen) Produkten bzw. Dienstleistungen beteiligt sind. Dabei geht es um die Beschaffung von Rohmaterialen, Produktion von Halb- und Fertigfabrikaten und die Auslieferung an den Kunden. Die zentrale Schnittstelle zwischen den unterschiedlichen Unternehmungen sind sehr häufig Lagerbestände, d. h. ein zentrales Thema in Supply Chain Management ist das effiziente managen von diesen Lagerbeständen.
inführung (Generelle Definition)
Nachfrageprognose (Kausalprognose, Moving Average, Exp. Glättung, Regression, MSE)
Bestandsmanagement, EOQ, mit Lieferzeit, mit Produktionsrate, Discounts on all
units, Incremental Quantity Discounts
Newsvendor revisited, Periodisches Bestandsmanagement mit und ohne lead time, Continuous Inventory Management
Supply Chain Integration – Wert der Information, Gleichteile, Postponement Koordination der Supply Chain, Verträge
Prozessdesign – Warteschlangenmodelle Revenue Management Behavioural Operations Management

Assessment and permitted materials

20% - homework: prepared examples are to be presented and discussed in the (digital) course sessions via Collaborate
35% - Midterm Exam (Take-Home-Exam - online), 24.11.2020, 15.00-16.30
45% - Final Exam (Take-Home-Exam - online), 26.01.2021, 15.00-16.30. The final exam concists of 2 parts: the exam and an oral exam on January 28th and 29th. Final time slots for those dates will be determined individually.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At least 50% have to be obtained for a positive grade. The other grades are distributed as follows:
4: 50% to <63%
3: 63% to <75%
2: 75% to <88%
1: 88% to 100%

Examination topics

This course covers introductory planning problems and solution methods.
Exercise examples, exams (midterm and final exam)

Reading list

Thonemann: Operations Management. 2. Aufl., 2010, Pearson Studium.

Chopra, Meindl (2014): Supply Chain Management. Strategie, Planung und Umsetzung

Simchi-Levi, Kaminsky, P., Simchi-Levi, E. (2008), Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:08