Supply Chain Management (Production and Operations Management 1)

Dear students,

the kick-off event for the lecture "Supply Chain Management (POM1)" and the module "Methods of Production and Operations Management (POM3)" will take place together on 06.04.2023 at 14.30 in room BC319. In the kick-off event, an introduction to the contents and the course of the events will be given and all organizational details will be clarified. 

Yours sincerely,

Your Chair Team for Business Administration and Production Management

Lecture information

4 ECTS, 2 SWS, Presence performance: 30 hours, Own performance: 90 hours, German


Supply Chain Management covers the design and management of interconnected, value-adding processes across company boundaries in order to meet the actual demands of the end customers. In this lecture, quantitative models and methods for planning and optimising supply chains and company networks are presented and applied to case studies of practical relevance.


  • Enterprise networks and supply chains

  • Reduction of the bullwhip effect by means of coordinated information processing

  • Increasing supply chain efficiency by means of product and process design

  • Incorporating sustainability into supply chain management

  • Planning under uncertainity

Learning goals

The students

  • know the different aspects and functions of supply chain management and are able to classify them,

  • know the organisation of supply chains and the SCOR model,

  • can identify and analyse the causes of the bullwhip effect and suitable countermeasures,

  • can analyse measures to increase efficiency in SCM via product and process design,

  • can apply planning methods under uncertainty and interpret the results.

Advance performance
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Examination requirements:

  • Regular attendance of the lecture and exercises with independent preparation and follow-up work

  • Solving exercises in the Moodle platform for self-study

  • Literature study

  • Lecture notes: Supply Chain Management

  • Thonemann, U.: Operations Management. 3. Auflage, Pearson Studium 2015

  • Chopra, S.; Meindl, P.: Supply Chain Management – Strategie, Planung und Umsetzung, Pearson Prentice Hall 2014

  • Chopra, S.: Supply Chain Management, Global Edition., Pearson Prentice Hall 2019

Assigned courses
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