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FTMBA 2024 Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Kurs ID
Art des Kurses
FS 2024
Prof. Dr. Carl Marcus Wallenburg
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Logistics has outgrown its former pure functional character focusing on transportation or warehousing, but has increasingly become an enabler of global value creation within complex networks. Today question like fulfillment by Amazon and same-day-delivery are discussed throughout the business world.
As logistics focusses on fulfilling demand – demand of both intermediaries and of consumers – a major role is played by the question of stock and inventory.

In this course you will be introduced to the basic and advanced concepts in logistics and supply chain management (SCM), learn to understand the role of inventory and inventory design/allocation. Further, you will be provided with levers used to design and manage appropriate logistics strategies and supply chains.

Date Time
Thursday, 23.05.2024 09:00 - 16:30
Monday, 03.06.2024 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday, 13.06.2024 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday, 04.07.2024 23:50 - 23:55
The course focuses on the following learning objectives:
  • Understanding the role of logistics and SCM for value creation and competitive advantage
  • Understanding fundamental concepts that underlie SCM (e.g., postponement, push/pull, bullwhip effect)
  • Assessing different strategies firms can follow in the context of logistics and SCM and the need to align functional strategies
  • Designing and optimizing production and distribution networks as driver of an efficient logistics structure given different design options
  • Acquiring skills to manage inventory
  • Learning how coordination across actors enables effectiveness of supply chains by avoiding information distortion
  • Understanding the role of LSPs and logistics outsourcing as strategic option
General remarks:Chopra, S. & Meindl, P., 2015. Supply Chain Management, 6th edition (global edition), Pearson.
Case studies, lectures, in-class discussion, group work, site visit
Performance Points Breakdown
  • Class Participation (max. 10%)
  • Write-up & presentation (max. 20%)
  • Individual Assignment (max. 10%)
  • Reflection Note (max.10%)
  • Final Exam (max. 50%)
Interest in Logistics
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