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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  3rd Semester  ›  Operations and Logistics Management

Logistics, Group C

Course Code:
Prof. Dr. Carl Marcus Wallenburg
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Fall 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
This course provides the students with an understanding of the logistics and supply chain functions of companies and how they interrelate with other business functions. Further, insights to the global business context for which today’s supply chains need to be designed are provided. The course aims at giving an overview over relevant topics and basic concepts in logistics and supply chain management. The course will specifically discuss following topics:
  • Foundations
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing & Inventory Management
  • Distribution
  • Logistics Service Provider
Tuesday, 08/11/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
Wednesday, 09/11/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Tuesday, 15/11/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 22/11/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 29/11/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 06/12/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Transactions cost theory, inventory models
In the course there will be two types of readings: read and prepare readings, and basic readings. An example of read and prepare reading is the article:Fisher (1997): What’s the right supply chain for your product?,Harvard Business Review, pp. 105-116.Basic readings are mostly based on the book of Chopra and Meindl (2015): Supply Chain Management, global edition. (ISBN-10: 1292093560).

The full list of readings will be provided to the students before the sessions.

The course applies different methods to provide students knowledge and encourage discussion. The lectures contains classical teaching mixed with discussions indicated in the slides. Readings are provided, which not just support the specific lectures' content but provide a bigger picture and enhance the understanding of practical and future challenges. Furthermore to visualizeand outline the topics of the course short videos are used. Case studiesaim to enable the students to transfer the basic concepts to practical problems.