The Bullwhip effect: Is your "batch" large enough?

General description

In today's world, where globalization is dominating, the role of coordinating international supply chains is gaining more and more significance. When globalization and competition grow in importance, it is not only insufficient to focus only on one's "organization", but also the interaction with the other organizations is vital. As the boundaries around organizations are being blurred, firms are becoming more and more interdependent and at the same time competent in what they do or intend to do.

In the light of all these changes, this course strives for giving the participants an overview of the current trends and methods in organizing international supply chains and networks.

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Economics/Business Administration/Marketing , Industrial Engineering , Production Engineering/Management , Transport Engineering
Content and topics:
- Make-or-buy decisions, - supplier selection and segmentation, - supplier and relationship evaluation and development, - sourcing strategy formulation, - supply base development, - logistics and transportation, - sustainable supply chains, - warehousing and inventory control, and - production and service management.
Learning goals and objectives:
The course covers the main perspectives, concepts and methods in Supply Chain Management. The aim is that course graduates should be able to analyse, organise and improve supply chains/networks and managerial actions within them. By the end of the course, the student should ... - have acquired a global approach to supply networks, - have acquired knowledge about the role of supply chain management in the company with a focus on both structural and operational issues, - be able to describe the important supply chain management concepts, and - distinguish supply chain/network types and situations based on conditional factors such as customer demand and product and process technologies.
Examination type:
Approved games, exercises and assignments.
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Their motivation for and interest in the topic and location.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Student residences.
Three meals a day, at least one warm/cooked per day.
Public transportation provided by the organizers and your own tiny feet!