MGT-526 / 4 credits

Teacher: Seifert Ralf

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

This course introduces key concepts in supply chain management. It uses a combination of case studies, simulation exercises, formal lectures and group discussions to illustrate how the various concepts can be successfully implemented in practice.

Content

Keywords

Supply Chain Management, Case Studies and Inventory Control, Industry 4.0

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Assess / Evaluate supply chain case examples
  • Judge supply chain management practises
  • Analyze decision alternatives
  • Propose solution options
  • Present solution approach
  • Model inventory control problem

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Teaching methods

An important share of the course relies on case studies. The latter then serve as a basis for discussion in class, to reveal the key concepts and to provide theoretical perspective. Moreover, other tools such as simulation exercises, more formal introduction to supply chain theory, as well as some glimpse on recent trends in the field are used to introduce you to the supply chain management.

Expected student activities

Active class participation, group discussion, and class presentations.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment combining:

15% written assignment

40%: two individual written assignments (2 x 20%)

45% FINAL EXAM given during last class session

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Reading packet

Websites

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Supply chain management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Supply chain management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Supply chain management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Supply chain management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Supply chain management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Number of places: 60
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Supply chain management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
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12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
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