Supply Chain Management

Prof. Dr. Waldemar Toporowski

Contact person:
Denise Pape, M.Sc.

Course language:

Target group:
BWL BSc 4-6

Recommended previous knowledge:
Module B.WIWI-BWL.0005 “Marketing”

Time and place of the lecture:

  • Thursday 14:15 - 15:45, room: ZHG103. The lecture is planned to be in presence l
  • Slides, literature, exercises and recordings of the lecture from a previous semester are available for download in StudIP.
  • Date for exam preparation: The exam preparation including the delimitation of the contents will happen in the last lecture
  • Attention: The lecture at thursday 26.5 will happen at tuesday 24.5 (at 16:15). The lecture at thursday 14.7 will happen at tuesday 12.7 (at 16:15)

    Exercise: Tuesday 16:15 until 17:45, room ZHG104
  • The exercise is planned to be hold in presence
  • The sheets will be available to download in StudIP
  • The exercises will start at 31.05.2022.

Start Date:
21th April 2022

Exam (90 Minuten), 6 Credits

Date of written exam:

  • Thursday, 28th July 2022, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11th October 2022, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Learning outcome, core skills:
After successful completion of the course students are able to apply, assess and, if necessary, adjust instruments, which are used to coordinate distribution tasks of companies in the industrial and retail sector. These include, in particular, the joint forecast of demand as well as the coordination of orders and inventories.


  • 1. Conceptual basis of supply chain management
  • 2. Analytical framework for the supply chain design
  • 3. Supply chain coordination
  • 4. Facility location planning
  • 5. Demand forecasting
  • 6. Planning inventories
  • 7. Technological requirements

Recommended references for the lecture:

  • Chopra, S./Meindl, P.: Supply Chain Management, 3. Aufl., Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2007.
    Standort: Oec, Signatur: 16 : T 1420 Cho
  • Coughlan, A./Anderson, E./Stern, L./El-Ansary, A.: Marketing Channels, 7. Aufl., Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2006.
    Standort: Oec, Signatur: 16 : U 2200 Mar
  • Seifert, D.: Efficient Consumer Response, 4. Aufl., München 2006.
    Standort: Oec, Signatur: 16 : U 2500 Sei; Sub (FMAG), Signatur: 2006 A 21254
  • Tempelmeier, H.: Material-Logistik: Modelle und Algorithmen für die Produktionsplanung und -steuerung und das Supply Chain Management, 5. Aufl., Berlin 2003.
    Standort: Oec, Signatur: 16 : X 1120 Tem; Sub (FMAG), Signatur: 2003 A 71
  • Thonemann, U.: Operations Management, München 2005.
    Standort: Oec, Sigantur: 16 : V 4000 Tho
  • Toporowski, W.: Logistik im Handel: Optimale Lagerstruktur und Bestellpolitik einer Filialunternehmung, Heidelberg, 1996.
    Standort: Oec, Signatur: Semesterapparat Toporowski 16 : X 2440 Top

General information:
The slides of the lectures can be found in StudIP.

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Information about the lecture can be found at the UniVZ.