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PTMBA 2021 Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Course code
MBA SCM642, MBA SCM642 SI
Course type
PT MBA Lecture
Weekly Hours
2,0
ECTS
2,0
Term
FS 2021
Language
Englisch
Lecturers
Prof. Dr. Carl Marcus Wallenburg
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.

ABOUT THIS CLASS

Logistics has outgrown its former pure functional character focusing only on transportation and warehousing and has become an enabler of global value creation within complex networks. Here, logistics and supply chain management have to potential to provide competitive advantage.

This course provides insights to logistics and supply chain management that allow you to identify state-of-the-art logistics concepts and outlines levers used to design and manage appropriate logistics strategies, distribution networks and supply chains.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CLASS

The course focuses on the following learning objectives:

  • Understanding the role of logistics and supply chain management for value creation and competitive advantage
  • Understand current challenges in global supply chains
  • Understanding fundamental concepts that underlie supply chain management (e.g., manufacturing postponement, logistics postponement, push/pull)
  • Assessing different strategies that firms can follow in the context of logistics and supply chain management
  • Designing and optimizing distribution networks as driver of an efficient logistics structure given different design options
  • Understanding the role of LSPs and logistics outsourcing as strategic option
Date Time
Saturday, 27.02.2021 08:45 - 16:00
Sunday, 28.02.2021 08:45 - 16:00
Saturday, 06.03.2021 08:45 - 16:00
Tuesday, 23.03.2021 23:50 - 23:55
  • Understanding the role of logistics and supply chain management for value creation and competitive advantage
  • Understand current challenges in global supply chains
  • Understanding fundamental concepts that underlie supply chain management (e.g., manufacturing postponement, logistics postponement, push/pull)
  • Assessing different strategies that firms can follow in the context of logistics and supply chain management
  • Designing and optimizing distribution networks as driver of an efficient logistics structure given different design options
  • Understanding the role of LSPs and logistics outsourcing as strategic option
Fisher. 1997. “What is the right supply chain for your product?”.Harvard Business Review.75(2): 105-116.Zara case text7eleven case textSky Deutschland case textLego case text
Case studies, lectures, in-class discussion, group work
Performance Points Breakdown
  • Class Participation (max. 10%)
  • Write-up & presentation (max. 20%)
  • Individual Assignment (max. 10%)
  • Reflection Note (max.10%)
  • Final Exam (open book/take home) (max. 50%)
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