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International Business Administration

Recent Advances in Supply Chain Management (R-Module)

Exam number: 6808

Semester: from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each winter semester

Prerequisites: Simultaneous participation in the track module "Supply Chain Management & Logistics". Maximum 15 participants.

Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 15 h; self-study: 165 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 1

Methods and duration of examination:
Successful preparation of a seminar paper of 10-15 pages (and a 20-30 min. presentation of the results of the paper)

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Supply chain management and logistics are key factors for a company to be competitive on a global market. Aim of the course is deepening the knowledge to problems arising in supply chain management and logistics and making students familiar with state-of-the-art approaches to address and solve these problems. Topics to be covered are forecasting, location problems, inventory management, warehouse design, and supply chain management.

Contents of the module:
The main topics of the course are:
1. Introducing to Supply Chain Management
2. Inventory Management and Risk Pooling
3. Network Planning
4. Supply Contracts
5. The Value of Information
6. Supply Chain Integration
7. Distribution Strategies
8. Strategic Alliances
9. Procurement and Outsourcing Strategies
10. Global Logistics and Risk Management
11. Coordinated Product and Supply Chain Design
12. Customer Value
13. Smart Pricing
14. IT and Business Processes
15. Technology Standards

Teaching and learning methods:

Special features (e.g. percentage of online-work, practice, guest speaker, etc.):
Lecture notes and additional material are provided online. Presentations of special topics and case-studies by students.

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky and Edith Simchi-Levi, Design and Managing the supply chain: Concepts, strategies, and case studies, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.