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International Business Administration

Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Exam number: 6514

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: 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. Christian Almeder

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Christian Almeder, Fanny Hein, Tom Vogel

Language of teaching: English

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (Lecture, tutorial etc.): 45 h; self-study: 135 h

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3

Methods and duration of examination:
Successful written exam (120 min.)

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 to introduce students to problems arising in supply chain management and logistics and make them familiar with traditional and recent 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 Logistics Systems
2. Forecasting Logistics Requirements
3. Solving Inventory Management Problems
4. Designing the Logistics Network
5. Designing and Operating a Warehouse
6. Planning and Managing Freight Transportation
7. Supply Chain Contracts
8. Revenue Management

Teaching and learning methods:
Lectures, exercises

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
The material of the course is mainly based on:
Gianpaolo Ghiani, Gilbert Laporte, Roberto Musmanno, Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2004.
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.
Steven Nahmias, Production and Operations Analysis, 3rd ed. Richard D. Irwin, 1997.
Ronald G. Askin, Charles R. Standrigde, Modelling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems, John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
Edward A. Silver, David F. Pyke, Rein Peterson, Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling, 3rd ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.