International Industrial Management

Special Topics in Supply Chain Engineering (Industry 4.0)

Integrated course, 4.00 ECTS


Course content

Current topics in the field of supply chain, sales and procurement, which are not explicitly on the curriculum. The lecture is a scientific specialisation of content from previous courses. Topics include:
• Strategic Supply Chain Management and Mapping of Business Models (Supply Chain Operations Reference Model and Value Stream Mapping).
• Route Planning and Transport Optimization
• Smart Logistics Technologies and their implications on processes and business results.
• New Business models in the Supply Chain applying Internet of Things
• Maturity Models in Purchasing

Learning outcomes

The students are able to
• solve complex problems concerning supply chain management in an international context, based on case studies.
• link competence in supply chain management with other issues pertaining to SCM.
• assess alternatives based on exemplified corporate scenarios.
• introduce their decisions orally and in writing

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

suited towards the content of the lecture; mainly currently applicable articles from journals

The lecturer agrees to communicate an updated list of recommended literature in accordance with the syllabus.
Supply Chain Management: An international Journal
Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

Mode of delivery

Lecture with integrated examples

Prerequisites and co-requisites

1. and 2. semesters

Assessment methods and criteria

Integrated lecture