Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Global Supply Chain Management

Degree programme International Business Administration
Subject area Business and Management
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2024
Course unit title Global Supply Chain Management
Course unit code 025008052208
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Elective
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2024
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Andreas DÜR, Jody FORSTER
Requirements and Prerequisites

Successful completion of all courses of the Supply Chain Management module.

Course content
  • Überblick Supply Chain Management
  • Kennzeichen einer globalen Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Aufgabenmodell und Supply Chain Netzwerk
  • Modellierung der Lieferkette
  • Supply Chain Design
  • Supply Chain Finanzierung
  • Fallbeispiele
Learning outcomes

The competitiveness of companies is significantly influenced by supply chain management and the design of value chains across several companies. In this course, not only the students of Supply Chain Management deepen their understanding of the importance, opportunities and risks that arise for a production company from global value chains.

The students acquire in-depth knowledge of the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCORE Model) as a reference model for Supply Chain Management (SCM). Advanced contents and design options of the elements "source, make, deliver and return" are classified and known.

Students understand which philosophies, principles and tools are used in modern supply chains. The aspects, methods and tools for the planning and design of a global SC are developed. The structure and process of a supply chain controlling with essential KPIs is presented in in-depth examples and tasks. Risks and success factors in SCM can be explained by the students in their own words. The basic structure and fields of application of simulation models in a dynamic environment are known and can be discussed.

Cases from different sectors or from the student's own company can be analysed and possible improvements can be presented.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Interactive course with lecture, case studies, exercises in individual and group work, presentations and homework.

Assessment methods and criteria

Pre-assignment, participation during the seminar in the form of contributions and short presentations (individual or group assignments), post-assignment, individual weighting as determined by the instructors, announcement at the beginning of the semester



Recommended or required reading

Hartmut, Werner (2013): Supply Chain Management. Grundlagen, Strategien, Instrumente und Controlling. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.

Christopher, Martin (2005): Logistics and supply chain management: creating value-added networks. New York: Prentice Hall.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Classes with compulsory attendance