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International Business Administration

ERP & SCM Systems

Exam number: 6501

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 summer semester

Prerequisites: None

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. Karl Kurbel

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Karl Kurbel

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 60 h; self-study: 120 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 4

Methods and duration of examination:
weekly partial exams

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):
Participants will learn how to use the ERP and SCM systems provided by SAP. The aim of the course is to provide skills and knowledge that will help students to understand the main business processes in an enterprise and to give them guidance on how to use information systems to support the particular business processes.

Contents of the module:
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply-chain management (SCM) are the most important approaches to planning and controlling in enterprises that produce and sell products.
While ERP systems are the backbone of information processing in any industry today (i.e. manufacturing, banks, insurance companies etc.), SCM systems play an outstanding role in manufacturing and distribution. This is increasingly important in today's globally networked economies where supply chains extend across countries and continents. Market leaders in business information systems, such as ERP and SCM systems, are SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.
1 Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
1.1 Background and concepts
1.1.1 Material requirements planning (MRP)
1.1.2 Manufacturing resource planning (MRP II)
1.1.3 Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
1.2 ERP software systems
1.2.1 SAP ERP (SAP R/3)
1.2.2 ERP systems on the market
2 Supply chain management (SCM)
2.1 Background and concepts
2.2 Advanced planning and scheduling (APS)
2.3 SCM software systems
2.3.2 SCM systems on the market

Teaching and learning methods:
Textbook course, weekly tests, exercises, hands-on work

Special features (e.g. percentage of online-work, practice, guest speaker, etc.):
Bonus system in effect (will be explained in the first lecture)

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Kurbel, K.: Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain Management – Functions, Business Processes and Software for Manufacturing Companies; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg 2013.
Knolmayer, G.F., Mertens, P., Zeier, A., Dickersbach, J.Th.: Supply Chain Manage-ment Based on SAP Systems – Architecture and Planning Processes; Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg 2009.
More t.b.a. during the course.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.