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Supply Chain Planning

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Supply Chain Planning
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018
Module code: DFMM-MASCM-210
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam and composition with presentation (60 minutes / Weighting 1:2 / Can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFMM-MASCM-210 Management Sciences, Master, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 1, mandatory course
MASCM-210 (P420-0346, P420-0347, P620-0131) Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , semester 2, mandatory course
MASCM-210 (P420-0346, P420-0347, P620-0131) Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bousonville
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bousonville

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Learning outcomes:
After having successfully completed this module, the student will be able to:
_ explain a framework of the strategic, tactical and operational planning tasks inherent to modern supply chain management,
_ describe the demand planning process, select appropriate forecasting techniques and interpret the results,
_ set up quantitative models for aggregated planning decisions and use computer tools to solve them,
_ assess decisions about the centralization of inventories in a single stage supply chain,
_ apply strategies for positioning inventories along different stages of a multi-echelon supply chain,
_ name criteria that impact the design of today´s global production and distribution (and reverse logistics)
  networks and use models to make a cost-based evaluation of different network options,
_ name the major players in retail supply chains and describe concepts that support the integration of retailers
  and consumer goods manufacturers to improve overall SC performance.

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Module content:
1. Introduction to planning tasks along the supply chain
1.1 Why decision-oriented supply chain management matters
1.2 The supply chain planning matrix
1.3 Postponement and optimal product availability
2. Demand planning
2.1 The demand planning process: steps, stakeholders, objectives
2.2 Types of forecasting techniques
2.3 Time series forecasting: scope of application, error measures for quality assessment
3. Aggregated planning
3.1 Objectives and the process in aggregated planning
3.2 Level and chase strategy
3.3 Decision models for mid-term capacity planning
4. Inventory management in supply chains
4.1 Centralization of inventories in single-echelon supply chains
4.2 Inventory positioning in multi-echelon supply chains
5. Supply chain design
5.1 Globalization and international production networks
5.2 Quantitative and qualitative criteria for production network reconfiguration
5.3 Models and methods for production network reconfiguration
6. SCM in retailing and the consumer goods industry
6.1 The relationship between consumer goods producers and retailers
6.2 Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) and Vendor Managed Inventories
6.3 Process cost perspective on retailing supply chains

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, case studies und exercises on the computer, field trip

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Recommended or required reading:
Chopra, Sunil/Meindl, Peter: Supply Chain Management. Latest ed., Upper Saddle River, NJ
Stadtler, H., Kilger, C.: Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning, Latest ed., Berlin, Heidelberg
Simchi-Levi, D., Kaminsky, P., Simchi-Levi, E.: Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, Latest ed., McGraw-Hill, Boston
Stadtler, H./Kilger, Ch. (ed.): Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning. Concepts, Models, Software and Case Studies, Latest ed., Springer, Berlin  

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