SCM: Procurement and Distribution Management

After Internal Supply Chain has been covered in the first course of the module, this course focuses on the different concepts that could lead to (with the inclusion of suppliers and customers) the improvement in the efficiency of the supply chain. Central to this is avoiding the Bullwhip Effect through, for example supply chain contracts or through Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI). Further, supply chain best practices such as postponement and inventory pooling will be covered.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Chopra/Meindl (2009): Supply Chain Management, 4. Ed. Simchi-Levi/Kaminsky/Simchi-Levi (2007): Designing and Managing the Supply Chain, 3. Ed. Buzacott/Corsten/Gössinger/Schneider (2010): Produktionsplanung und –steuerung Lee/Padmanabhan/Whang (1997): The Bullwhip Effect In Supply Chains, in: Sloan Management Review, (38)3, 93-102. Lee (2002): Aligning Supply Chain Strategies with Product Uncertain-ties, California Management Review, 44(3), 105-119.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures; students carry out exercises independently or in groups; discussions with students

Assessment methods and criteria

final written exam

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Module "Logistics 1"

Infos

Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Part-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

4 SS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

Graduates will be able to explain and differentiate between possible strategic, tactical and operational requirements, procurement and distribution. They will be able to portray references to other company functions, especially producer and corporate boundaries relationships (SCM). They should be able to quantitatively determine central issues to procurement and distribution processes.

Course code

0391-11-06-BB-DE-37