Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods

Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management (Master)

Dates winter term 2019/20

Please note that this lecture will not be offered during the winter semester 2019/20
Please contact the office of the Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods (bwl11-office@uni-wuerzburg.de) if you have any further questions

Wednesdays, 2.00 - 6.00 p.m., Neue Universität HS 414
for updates & changes: sb@home


5 CPs


Large-scale enterprises as well as medium-sized firms have increasingly globalized their value creation activities over the past few years. They operate in global markets – with regard to procurement and production as well as in relation to their customers, who are supplied by global distribution systems. Therefore companies need to optimally design and coordinate their globally distributed value creation activities (particularly production and logistics). This lecture provides insight in important planning procedures, which support firms in solving these challenges. The focus lies in understanding and applying modern analytical approaches, which are utilized in business practice by industrial, commercial, and logistics companies and which are oftentimes applied by modern planning software.
The following topics will be addressed: Strategic Network Design, Distribution Network Design, Coordination Under Uncertainty, and Transportation Network Design and Planning, among others. The analytical approaches will be illustrated using practical planning problems and enhanced with case studies, simulations, etc. In addition, specific challenges, faced by management in applying these techniques, will be discussed.
Please download the syllabus for detailed information.

Course material

Available on Wuecampus.


Dr. Richard Pibernik, Professor (richard.pibernik@uni-wuerzburg.de)


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