Chair of Business Negotiations & Procurement I

Guest Session in BSc Course

“Sourcing: Managing the firm’s supply base” by Laura Gasseling and Dr. Tobias Kosmol, INVERTO

As part of the BSc. Course “Sourcing: Managing the firm’s supply base”, WHU students were able to gain valuable insights on global sourcing and risk management in a practical setting. Laura Gasseling and Dr. Tobias Kosmol of INVERTO, a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) consultancy specializing in procurement and sourcing solutions, provided real-life examples on how to evaluate supply risks within volatile environments. Students were further able to apply and discuss these concepts in an in-class case study provided by INVERTO.

Guest sessions are a key element in the research-based and practice-focused supply management courses at WHU. Across industries, companies ‘invest’ 50% of what they earn on the sales side into their suppliers. Selecting cost-competitive, innovative, and flexible suppliers is therefore essential for companies. Against this background, it is only logical that at WHU as one of the leading business schools in Europe integrated a compulsory supply management core course in its BSc-Program. WHU’s leading position in SCM research results in innovative and empirically-based course contents. Content-rich field trips and guest sessions with experienced practitioners are carefully integrated into the overall flow of each course to maximize the learning impact for all students.