Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

- Definition analysis of SCM and logistics - Necessity and development of SCM due to complexity and uncertainty - Beer Game and Bullwhip Effect - SCM as management of flows of goods, information, value - Process triggering push and pull - Supply chain processes as cycles - Supply chain mapping - Supply chain modelling - Supply chain strategy and competitive strategy - Aggregate planning

Art der Vermittlung


Art der Veranstaltung


Empfohlene Fachliteratur

Chopra, S., & Meindl, P. (2016): Supply chain management: Strategy, planning, and operation, Pearson.

Lern- und Lehrmethode

- Lectures held by lecturer, mini case presentation and discussion, self-study of selected contents by students, mini group work and presentation, homework


Final written exam 70% (open book) Case studies, group assignments, short tests about recent learning contents (30%) Criteria: Fulfillment of task-specific requirements concerning structure and scope of students’ solution, comprehensibility and confirmability of student’s argumentation, level of detail, detailedness of problem analysis und problem description.

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan




Logistik und Transportmanagement (Bachelor)

Akademischer Grad


ECTS Credits






Studienjahr, in dem die Lerneinheit angeboten wird


Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird

3 WS



Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung

After successful completion of the course students are able - to name and understand the intercompany spanning concept of supply chain management (1,2) - to explain the necessity of supply chain management within and between companies (2) - to define and explain the scope of supply chain management: goods, information, and value flows (1,2) - to name and explain basic concepts and principles of supply chain management (1,2) o hierarchies of supply chain management processes – decision phases o supply chain drivers o process view o cycle view o process triggers o strategic fit between competitive strategy and supply chain strategy - to explain the conclusions of the beer game (2) - to explain the role of inventory management concepts as major performance and cost driver in supply chain management (1,2) - to explain and to implement aggregate planning measures in mid- and long-term production program planning (2,3)

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung