Excellence in
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Education

Title
MBA 2012 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Contact hours per week
2.0
Lecturer
Wallenburg, Carl Marcus
Language
Content
1. Supply chain performance
2. Supply chain drivers and obstacles
3. Designing the distribution network
4. Demand forecasting and planning
5. Inventory management in supply chains
6. Sourcing decisions in a supply chain
7. Transportation in the supply chain
8. Coordinating the supply chain - the beer game
9. Risk management in supply chains
Course description
Supply chain management deals with the simultaneous management of flows of goods, information and cash-flow in a network of multi-tier suppliers, OEMs and consumers. With supply chains spanning global dimensions, it has become increasingly important to understand and exploit the levers of coordinating supply chains thus maximizing the pie of joint profits. Numerous examples from the industry (Dell, Walmart, HP) show that a competitive edge can be achieved through superior supply chain management.
Teaching methods
Case studies, lectures
Theories
Mathematical optimization models at elementary level; decision making under risk; drivers of firm strategy
Literature
Basic:
S. Chopra, P. Meindl: Supply Chain Management. Prentice Hall, 2007

Optional:
G. Cachon, C. Terwiesch: Matching Supply with Demand. McGrawHill, 2003
Method of examination
Class participation (10%), case write-ups and presentations (30%), final exam (60%)