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040893 FK KFK PM/SCM/TL: Supply Chain Management (2012S)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 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. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Großer Hörsaal 1
Monday 11.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Großer Hörsaal 1
Tuesday 12.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 12.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 6
Wednesday 13.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Großer Hörsaal 1
Wednesday 13.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Großer Hörsaal 1
Thursday 14.06. 14:00 - 17:00 Großer Hörsaal 1
Friday 15.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 12
Friday 15.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 12
Monday 25.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 9
Monday 25.06. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3
Tuesday 26.06. 09:00 - 11:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 26.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 8
Wednesday 27.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 8
Wednesday 27.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 7
Thursday 28.06. 14:00 - 17:00 Großer Hörsaal 1


Aims, contents and method of the course

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the efficient management of the set of often autonomous parties involved in the design of new products and services, procuring raw materials, transforming them into semifinished and finished products, and delivery to the end customer. The course covers the challenges and problems of supply chain design (sourcing, location, capacity, flexibility), information and coordination aspects in distributed decision making (bullwhip effect, supply contracts, marketing-operations interface), and quantitative approaches for collaborative forecasting, planning, and replenishment. This course is the base module for the Supply Chain Management specialization (KFK) and is recommended to be taken prior to other modules of the KFK.

Assessment and permitted materials

Home assignments (30%), midterm exam (35%), final exam (35%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The objective is to get an overview of the basic problems, concepts and technologies of supply chain management and learn decision support techniques to make decisions in centralized and decentralized value chains. Especially, the coordination of suppliers and manufacturers with the respective information and incentive alignment problems will be discussed and illustrated by experiments.

Examination topics

The course consists of a sequence of lectures, exercise classes, case studies and business games. The famous MIT beer game will be played in class to motivate essential information and incentive problems in supply chains. Further, the participants will learn how to model and analyze supply chain design and control problems using quantitative methods. Basic concepts will be illustrated using Excel-sheets.

Reading list

Chopra, S., Meindl, P. (2007), Supply Chain Management, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall
Simchi-Levi, Kaminsky, P., Simchi-Levi, E. (2008), Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill
A detailed reading list will be distributed in the first session of the course.

Association in the course directory

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