Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies

2018-2019

Course Objective

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SKILLS – STUDENTS CAN CONDUCT A BASIC
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH
ACADEMIC SKILLS
After successfully completing this course, the student
• can analyze decisions related to international procurement, production
and distribution networks and evaluate their impact on coordination and
pricing within a supply chain and sustainability (Analysis)
• is able to recognize fundamental structures and to leave out
irrelevant information, i.e., can create the strategy, structure and
planning of a supply chain in a fact-based and structured manner
(Abstraction)
• is able to put forward well-founded, substantiated points of view
(Argumentation)

BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE

KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates theoretical and empirical knowledge concerning
the relevant areas in international business administration
After successfully completing this course, the student:
• Can explain contemporary concepts and theories on supply chain
strategy and planning, specifically in the context of emerging
economies;
• Can explain the topics of supply chain network design, outsourcing &
sourcing strategies, contract design, incentive alignment, pricing and
revenue management, sustainability and humanitarian logistics;
APPLICATION: Can propose a solution to an international real-life
business problem by applying relevant theories and methodologies.
After successfully completing this course, the student:
• apply your theoretical knowledge on supply chains to detailed
real-life case studies;
• make connections between the concepts discussed in order to
successfully operate in an international context;
• is able provide companies with recommendations about their processes
and possibly conduct consultancy on supply chain design and management.

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS
• can build models for (re) designing the physical flows while
controlling the financial and information flows within supply chains;
• can analyze decisions related to international procurement, production
and distribution networks and evaluate their impact on coordination and
pricing within a supply chain and sustainability;
• can create the strategy, structure and planning of a supply chain in a
fact-based and structured manner.

BROADENING YOUR HORIZON - STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO REFLECT ON THE ETHICAL
AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL DECISIONS

After successfully completing this course, the student:
• describe the developments, challenges and opportunities in supply
chain management of emerging economies;
• critically discuss the infrastructure constraints, the logistics
inefficiencies, and limitations in service operations;
• discuss and formulate recommendations on how to create opportunities
in potentially adverse conditions of emerging markets

Course Content

The courses in this semester give emphasis on business international
context and its implications in management practices. Period 5
specifically introduces you to the environment of emerging economies.
This course focuses on the effective design and execution of global
supply chains, with an emphasis on the opportunities and challenges that
emerging economies present. More specifically, this course covers topics
related to global supply chain strategies, global network optimization,
outsourcing & sourcing strategies and contract design. The course
furthermore tackles advanced supply chain concepts that are even more
relevant in this context: supply chain coordination and incentive
alignment, pricing and revenue management and sustainability. You are
introduced to theoretical concepts with emphasis on key tradeoffs and
phenomena, as well as best practice examples. We will pay particular
attention to supply chain challenges and applications in emerging
markets, including those related to humanitarian aid delivery. You are
also exposed to models and problem-solving tools, applicable to the
design and planning of supply chains in emerging economies. Upon
completion, you should be able to look strategically at the full supply
chain and successfully operate in an international context.

Teaching Methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Method of Assessment

Written exam – Individual assessment
(Interim) Assignment(s) – Group assessment
Mandatory attendance tutorials

Literature

Selected chapters from the following books:
• Chopra, Sunil, and Peter Meindl. Supply chain management.
Strategy, planning & operation. Gabler, 2007.
• Lee, Hau L., and Chung-Yee Lee. Building supply chain excellence
in emerging economies. Vol. 98. Springer Science & Business Media, 2007.

Additional (required) materials will be announced via Canvas.

Recommended background knowledge

1.1 Business Mathematics
1.4 Global Supply Chain Management
1.6 Business Processes

General Information

Course Code E_IBA2_SCMEE
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. W.E.H. Dullaert
Examiner dr. E. Spiliotopoulou
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture
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