Courses Bachelor Display 2022-2023

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Course title Global Supply Chain Management
Course code BENC2025
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 6-2-2023 31-3-2023 X X L
Level no level
Coordinator Robert Suurmond
For more information: r.suurmond@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
The main objective of the course is to provide students with insight into the complexity of global supply chains. In addition to concepts from supply chain management, the course also makes connections with other domains: legislation, financing, engineering. This emphasizes the transdisciplinary aspect of the program and provides students with tools to deal with complexity in supply chains.
Description
Nowadays, business activities are interconnected worldwide. Raw materials come from one region, are shipped to another area for processing, and are eventually sold on the global market. Although this phenomenon is not new, companies are always faced with new challenges because of this complexity. Supply chains must therefore find a balance between efficiency and effectiveness. The simplification of processes, for example by working with a limited number of suppliers, can promote efficiency, but in the event of a supply chain disruption, the customer does expect their products to be delivered. The Global Supply Chain Management course addresses this. In the course, we look at how companies select suppliers, organize and manage and adjust the process. Cases about supply chain resilience, lean global supply chains, cultural differences and differences in legislation and regulations are discussed in the course.
Literature
Students are not required to buy a specific book
Prerequisites
Keywords
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Lecture
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Written Exam / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Business Engineering Year 3 Elective Course(s)
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