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International Supply Management

Module name (EN): International Supply Management
Degree programme: Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017
Module code: MASCM-220
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0338, P420-0339
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam and composition with presentation (90 minutes / Weighting 1:1 / Can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MASCM-220 (P420-0338, P420-0339) Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 2, mandatory course
MASCM-220 (P420-0338, P420-0339) Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017, semester 2, mandatory course
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 Korne
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ have mastered the planning and conception of internationally oriented supply strategies used by industrial companies such as the supplier strategy, transport strategy and procurement market strategy and able to apply them using quantitative calculation methods to solve concrete case studies.
_ be able to list and explain the global interrelationships in current supply strategies,
_ be able to apply the knowledge acquired in this course to relevant problems in the field,
_ be able to assess and weigh up existing strategic alternatives using simulative and quantitative methods,
_ be able to present their knowledge in the form of a talk or a presentation and hold their own in a professional discussion.

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Module content:
Elements and methods of strategic procurement management, as well as strategies for the internationalization of companies in the areas of production, logistics and procurement, lectures, case studies and independent work on an example case. The following core topics from the fields of materials management and purchasing will be discussed:
1. Importance of procurement and purchasing
2. Procurement process
3. Market structures
4. Procurement market research
5. Outsourcing and risk management
6. Sourcing strategies
7. Category sourcing
8. Special features of global procurement
9. Supplier evaluation
10. Supplier development
11. Pricing structures
12. Purchasing negotiations
13. Aspects of contract design
14. Business ethics and corporate social responsibility
15. E-procurement and IT in purchasing
16. Purchasing services
17. Purchasing organization

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture and tutorial, as well as case study work in teams with subsequent presentations

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Recommended or required reading:
- Arnolds, H. et al (2013): Materialwirtschaft und Einkauf, Grundlagen _ Spezialthemen _ Übungen, 12.Auflage, Springer Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden (available as a electronic resource)
- Heß, G. (2008): Supply Strategien in Einkauf und Beschaffung _ Systematischer Ansatz und Praxisfälle, Gabler Verlag, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH (available as a electronic resource)
- Large, R. (2009): Strategisches Beschaffungsmanagement _ Eine praxisorientierte Einführung mit Fallstudien, 4.Auflage, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden (available as a electronic resource)
- Monczka, R.M. et al. (2010): Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, 4th edition, South-Western Cengage Learning, Andover/United Kingdom
- van Weele, A. J. (2010): Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 5th edition, Cengage Learning, Andover/United Kingdom

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