Global Supply Chain Man & Sustainability

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM201A05
Vaknaam Global Supply Chain Man & Sustainability
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Global Supply Chain Management & Sustainability
Leerdoelen 1.Outline the major issues and challenges of managing global supply chains
2. Apply appropriate theoretical lenses to develop in-depth understanding of global supply chains
3. Critically evaluate academic publications addressing issues related to global supply chains
4. Translate main OM/SCM theories into the practices of managing global supply chains
Omschrijving Globalization has changed the world and has certainly changed supply chain management. Collaboration and coordination across multiple tiers of manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers located in different countries constitute substantial challenges. Geographical distances, cultural discrepancies, institutional differences, laws and tax issues, among others, add to the complexity of global supply chain management. Additionally, the emergence of sustainability as a competitive priority poses an important additional challenge for the management of supply chains. On the one hand because substantial tensions might exist between sustainability and traditional supply chain targets like costs, delivery, quality, and flexibility. On the other hand, growing concerns about the environment might well lead to another period of drastic changes in many globalized supply chains (e.g. distributed manufacturing).
This course aims to enable our students to understand, analyze, and develop strategies to cope with the challenges in designing and managing global supply chains. The course covers the following five main topics:
1. A (historical/economical) perspective on the emergence, the nature and the future of global supply chains
2. Global supply chains: drivers and trends including Offshoring and Reshoring
3. Management of global supply chains (e.g. retail distribution in emerging megacities, relationship with international suppliers)
4. Managing sustainability in multi-tier supply chains
5. Paradoxes and tensions in sustainable supply chain management
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
(Flipped classroom)
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. C. Xiao
Docent(en) Prof. Dr. M.M. Wilhelm ,Dr. C. Xiao
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
articles (announced during the lectures) various
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
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MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences  (Electives) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Supply Chain Management/SCM  (basisprogramma MSc SCM) 1 semester II a keuzegroep