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    Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods

    Lectures

    This course will not take place in summer term 2021

    Dates winter term 2020/21

    Due to the Covid-19 situation, the lectures will be delivered online. Most of the sessions will be taped and made available at the beginning of the corresponding week. We will also schedule a number of live sessions that will take place during the official lecture hours. The dates of the live sessions will be communicated in advance via WueCampus.

    Please contact the office of the Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods (bwl11-office@uni-wuerzburg.de) if you have any further questions

    Tuesday, 2.00 - 6.00 p.m.
    for updates & changes: wuestudy

    ECTS

    5 CPs

    Description

    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.

    Contact

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

    Evaluations

    Evaluations are available here.

    This course will not take place in summer term 2021

    Dates winter term 2020/21

    Due to the Covid-19 situation, the lectures will be delivered online. Most of the sessions will be taped and made available at the beginning of the corresponding week. We will also schedule a number of live sessions that will take place during the official lecture hours. The dates of the live sessions will be communicated in advance via WueCampus.

    Please contact the office of the Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods (bwl11-office@uni-wuerzburg.de) if you have any further questions

    Wednesday, 2.00 - 6.00 p.m
    for updates an changes: wuestudy

    ECTS

    5 CPs

    Description

    The daily working life of a manager naturally involves taking a large number of decisions, with varying amounts of importance, complexity and availability of supporting data.  This course will initially cover concepts and methods to structure managerial decisions in a coherent fashion and to deal with multiple objectives. Thereupon, the concepts of risk, uncertainty, and managers’ risk attitudes will be introduced, along with modeling via Monte Carlo Simulation and scenario analysis. The framework will then be extended to groups of interacting subjects, both with common and contrasting objectives. Finally, in order to link theory with practice, models and methods will be applied to a variety of different case studies from different business domains.

    After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:

    Understand and apply the principles of rational decision making in a business context.
    Apply advanced decision support methods (such as decision trees, Monte Carlo simulations, scenario analysis) to analyze and structure strategic business decisions. Please download the syllabus for detailed information.

    Course material

    Available on Wuecampus.

    Contact

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

    Evaluations

    Evaluations are available here.

    Summer term 2021

    ECTS

    5 CPs

    Description

    This lecture imparts students with important, releavant practical methods and tools in Operations/Logistics Management. The understanding and application of modern analytical approaches used by manufacturing and service companies is the core of this lecture. Particular concentration is placed on the optimal design and management of production, inventory and logistics management in a volatile environment.

    Among others, the following topics are discussed:

    Forecasting, Inventory & Capacity Management Under Uncertainty, Revenue Management, Integrated Sales & Operations Planning. The analytical approaches are illustrated based on planning problems in practice and their understanding is deepened with case studies, simulations, etc. Moreover, specific management problems in applying these procedures are examined.
    Please download the syllabus for detailed information.

    Course material

    Will be available on WueCampus

    Contact

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

    Evaluations

    Evaluations are available here.

    Summer term 2021

    ECTS

    5 CPs

    Description

    This course is designed for any student or practitioner that is interested in how companies have designed their global supply chains (including procurement, manufacturing and distribution) in the near past and how this will potentially be affected by recent developments, including the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Not only large global players, but also medium-sized (European) firms have globalized their supply chains over the past decades. 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 procurement, production and logistics).

    This course first examines how companies designed and re-designed their global supply chains during the last two decades. Based on many different cases, a business (supply chain) simulation and some basic managerial considerations, we will identify and specify the most important drivers of global supply chain design and develop insights into why companies took specific decisions in terms of procurement, manufacturing and distribution. In this context, we will also discuss the (changing) role of contract manufacturers (e.g., Foxconn) and supply chain intermediaries Based thereupon, we will develop different globalization strategies based on case examples and explore re-shoring and near-shoring initiatives..  

    Recent global developments have challenged some of the basic principles underlying global supply chain design. These include increasing labor costs in some of the world’s preferred offshoring locations, new trade barriers and a push towards supply chain transparency laws to prevent non-sustainable and unethical supply chain (manufacturing) practices. More recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has lead both policy makers and managers to re-think their global supply chains. The second part of this course addresses the question of how these recent developments will impact global supply chain design in the near, medium and long-term future. This analysis will again be carried out for different industries and for different case companies.

    Teaching Plan

    The course structure, contents, and the schedule of this course can be found here

    Course material

    Will be available on WueCampus.

    Contact

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

    Evaluations

    Evaluations are available here.