3707471: Supply chain management

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Semester:SS 14
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:93.0 L / 70.0 h
Self-directed study time:140.2 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


The course covers basic supply chain management models and methods. Students learn how to solve optimization problems related to the provision of products and services and the flow of goods.

Lecture Goals

Students learn about the fundamentals of supply chain management and acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of demand forecasting, process flow analysis, service process management, location planning, production planning, and scheduling, using methods like linear programming, dynamic programming, regression analysis, and exponential smoothing, amongst others. They will further learn to use state-of-the-art algorithms and heuristics, for instance, Silver-Meal and Branch-and-Bound. A business game is used to illustrate coordination problems along the supply chain.



The students will be provided with the lecture slides and supporting materials in the course of the semester.


27.02.201409:00 - 12:00H3
04.04.201409:00 - 16:45H6 (Fabrikweg)
05.04.201409:00 - 15:00H6 (Fabrikweg)
10.04.201409:00 - 16:45H6 (Fabrikweg)
09.05.201409:00 - 16:45H6 (Fabrikweg)
22.05.201413:00 - 16:45H6 (Fabrikweg)
30.05.201410:00 - 12:00H6 (Fabrikweg)
29.08.201410:00 - 11:30H3