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Supply Chain Management (E)

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to:
- identify remits and contents of logistics.
- explain the meaning of processing time and stock.
- identify key figures to measure the logistics performance, logistics costs and flexibility.
- describe concepts, their potential use and their advantages / disadvantages and limits.
- define targets based on key requirements and select adequate concepts for them.
- work on basic tasks of logistics on their own.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The course aims to introduce the subject of logistics, the scope, areas and value of which cover the globalized and networked economy on a strategic and operational level.
• Goals and conflicting goals in logistics against the background of the following framework conditions
• Levels of logistics (functional service function, coordination, flow rationing, supply chain)
• Storage/warehousing
• Demand planning
• Internal and external transport
• ABC/XYZ analysis
• Approaches like Kanban, JIT/JIS, value stream analysis
• Order picking
• Types of order control
• Procurement, production, distribution and disposal logistics
• Supply chain management
• Procurement, production, distribution and disposal logistics
• Supply chain management

recommended or required reading

• Gudehus (2012): Logistics 1: Grundlagen, Verfahren und Strategien, 4th Edition, Springer Verlag Berlin
• Gudehus (2012): Logistics 2: Netzwerke, Systeme und Lieferketten, 4th Edition, Springer Verlag Berlin
• Cohen, Roussel (2006): Strategisches Supply Chain Management, 1st edition, Springer Verlag Berlin
• Kummer, Grün, Jammernegg (2013): Grundzüge der Beschaffung, Produktion und Logistik, 3rd edition, Pearson
• Pfohl (2010): Logistiksysteme: Betriebswirtschaftliche Grundlagen, 8th Edition, Springer Verlag Berlin
• Erlach(2010): Wertstromdesign: Der Weg zur schlanken Fabrik, 2nd Edition, Springer Verlag Berlin

assessment methods and criteria

final presentation and written exam

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name of lecturer(s)

Michael Petke, BSc, MA

year of study

Second year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable