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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  5th Semester  ›  Making a Case for Advancing SCM: Applied Supply Chain Management

Making a Case for Advancing SCM: Applied Supply Chain Management

Course Code:
Prof. Dr. Felix Reimann, 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.)
Cases are insightful vehicles for learning. They put those who work on real-life cases into the shoes of a manager who faces a particular challenge. As such, cases allow a professor or trainer to give learning groups the experience of working on real-life challenges inside the classroom. Course participants enjoy working with cases because they usually lead to vigorous discussions among case team members and among course participants as a whole. The fact that cases are concrete make the content sticky: we all remember certain cases for a very long time, if not forever. Cases are also bridges. They bridge the gap between conceptual models and frameworks on the one hand and the complexity and detail of the real world on the other hand. However, to serve as a bridge, the case story as such must be interesting to read from a journalistic standpoint. In addition, to serve as effective teaching material, the case must offer the trainers and teachers some background of a conceptual and pedagogical nature.

This experiential learning format turns students from case users into case producers: students in teams will develop exciting real-life case studies and do so on the basis of their own consulting projects with a company (as exceptions, cases can also be based on secondary data).

The course is limited to 24 participants.

Friday, 02/09/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Tuesday, 27/09/2022
11:30 AM till 06:45 PM
Friday, 25/11/2022
09:45 AM till 06:45 PM
Friday, 09/12/2022
11:30 AM till 03:15 PM
depending on specific case topic
depending on specific case topic
depending on specific case topic
Acquiring a case company. Solving a real-life business problem at the case company. Writing a case + teaching plan. Solving a different group's case and providing improvement suggestions. Presenting the own final case in a gallery walk.
Content of the two coursesSourcing: Managing theFirm's Supply Base(SCM101) and Logistics (SCM200c)