Global Supply Chain Management

2019-2020

Course Objective

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SKILLS – STUDENTS CAN CONDUCT A BASIC
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH
After successfully completing this course, the student
· can analyze and demonstrate an understanding of problems from
different perspectives (Analysis)
· is able to put forward well-founded, substantiated points of
view, both in spoken and written format (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 the basic theories, models and concepts of Global
Supply Chain Management, and specifically supplier relationships,
operations improvement, procurement strategies, inventory control,
logistics operations, transportation networks, sustainability, as well
as contemporary issues affecting these areas.
· is able to make connections between theories, models, and
concepts
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:
· is able to provide practical solutions to a case by applying
theory from GSCM
· is able to select the correct method and / or technique for
quantifying, analyzing and solving a specific problem
SOCIAL SKILLS – STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE DIFFERENT
PROFESSIONAL ROLES IN A CROSS-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
After successfully completing this course, the student:
· is able to present (both orally and in writing) on basic
aspects of the discipline
· can work well in a team and reflect on his/her own role in the
team

Course Content

Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is an exciting and focused course
for preparing students in implementing, coordinating and managing Supply
Chains in global contexts. It will be valuable for students who would
like to pursue a career in consulting or take a position in GSCM. Its
setup comprises issues relating to the development of supplier
relationships, operations improvement, procurement strategies, inventory
control, logistics operations, transportation networks
as well as contemporary issues affecting these areas. Specifically, the
course will:
• Explain and critically apply theories on logistics and supply
chain management with a focus on global scales;
• Integrate theories and appraise strategies on managing supply
chain operations within the context of global business management;
• Understand the inter-relationship between supply chain management
and global contemporary issues (e.g., global sourcing);
• Identify frameworks to manage risks and opportunities for
competitive and economically sustainable supply chain management in a
global setup.

The course will be both qualitative and quantitative. From a qualitative
point of view, cases will be analyzed to derive best strategies and
identify optimal policy. Qualitative sessions will inspire students’
interactions, discussions and debates. The course of GSCM also consists
of applications of quantitative devices. Decisions undertaken and
discussed in the qualitative sessions need robust and objective supports
through quantitative methods and models. These objectives are carried
out at a course level by a solid review of the theory and the
methodological base associated with supply chain management, along with
a discussion of advanced topics, trends and directions. At a class level
course topics are reviewed through a combination of lecture, discussion,
and student project work.

Teaching Methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Method of Assessment

Written exam – Individual assessment
(Interim) Assignments – Group assessment
Mandatory attendance and participation in tutorials – Individual
assessment

Literature

Required materials will be announced via Canvas.

Recommended background knowledge

1.1 Business Mathematics

General Information

Course Code E_IBA1_GSCM
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. Y. Ghiami
Examiner dr. Y. Ghiami
Teaching Staff dr. Y. Ghiami

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group
Target audiences

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