International Supply Chain Management (ILV)


Course lecturer:


 Wolfgang Leitner



 Hans Plienegger
Course numberM4.05170.20.121
Course codeIntSCMa
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction English

On successful completion of this course the students will:

understand the principles and foundations of supply chain management;
discuss competitive strategies and their impacts on the supply chain;
get an understanding about interdependencies of global supply chain networks;
learn about supplier selection and the role of supply management in an organization;
discuss possibilities for and importance of supplier relationship management and supplier development;
have an overview about strategic sourcing possibilities, specifically ethical, sustainable supply chain management;
get an idea about global location selection and development of locations as well as evaluating insourcing and outsourcing in a global supply chain;
get an idea about specific collaboration models within supply chains, specifically CPFR, ECR, QR-Programs;
discuss IT-involvement and advantages (ERP, APS, MRP etc.);
have a good overview about inventory models and inventory management within supply chains;
discuss process management issues for supply chains, like Just-in-Time and quality aspects (TQM);
get an overview about the literature and specific topics around supply chain management;
understand the prerequisites for a global supply chain design;
define an example in a class work using a supply chain software tool;
prepare term papers and presentations that will be part of the final grading.

Basic knowledge in logistics, procurement, supply management

The course will cover all specific aspects of building and maintaining a supply chain, specifically:
Importance of Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Current trends in SCM
The Bullwhip Effect
Purchasing issues in SCM
Supply Management
Sourcing and Sourcing decisions
Procurement for Government/Nonprofit organizations
Supplier Relationship Management
Supplier Evaluation and Certification
Supplier Development
Strategic Sourcing
Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing
Green SCM
Operation issues in SCM
CPFR, ECR, QR-Programs
Enterprise Resource Planning
Other IT-Solutions with the SC-setup
Inventory Management - Concepts and Tools
Inventory Models
Process Management: Just-in-Time and TQM
Lean Production and Lean Supply Chain Management
Logistics Management in SC's
Transportation issues
Warehousing and Distribution
Reverse Logistics and Impacts on the SC
Location Decisions and Location Factors
Competitive Advantage/Competitive Strategies
Performance Measurement
The Balanced Scorecard

Wisner, J. et al. (2012): Supply Chain Management - A Balanced Approach. South-Western Cengage Learning.

Monczka, R. et al. (2010): Purchasing & Supply Chain Management. Hampshire: Cengage Learning.

Lysons, K./Farrington, B. (2006): Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Harlow: Pearson.

Oshri, Il. et al. (2009): The Handbook of Global Outsourcing and Offshoring. Chippenham and Eastbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chopra, S./Meindl, P. (2010): Supply Chain Management - Strategy, Planning, and Operation. Upper Saddle River: Pearson.

Vollmann, T. et al. (2005): Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Seshadri, S. (2005): Sourcing Strategy - Principles, Policy and Designs. New York: Springer.

Topic introduction and presentation, term paper and topic' presentation and class discussion; Software-based supply chain setup simulation , beer game as a class work

Term paper and presentation (60 %)
Contribution and class work participation (10 %)
Final exam (30 %)