OPM 741: Applied Seminar Supply Chain Management

The goal of this seminar is to introduce the participants to the conducting of problem-solving scientific research in the field of supply chain management. It thereby prepares them for the writing of a practice-oriented Master thesis in this field. Organized in small teams, participants will work on a specific supply chain management issue, defined in collaboration with a company. At the end of the seminar, each team will propose a solution to this issue, based on the relevant literature and their own research. Results are summarized in a written report and in an oral presentation.

Learning outcomes
Participants will become acquainted with carrying out a practice-oriented research project in supply chain management. They will learn how to support their analysis using relevant academic literature. Participants will also learn how to effectively present the results of their analysis.

Necessary prerequisites
At least one module OPM 6XX (parallel attendance possible) or an equivalent module within an exchange program

Recommended prerequisites
OPM 601 or an equivalent module within an exchange program; project management skills

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Seminar2 SWS15 SWS
ECTS credits6
Graded yes
Form of assessmentWritten report (60%, scope depends on the assigned topic), presentation (30%), discussion (10%)
Restricted admissionyes
Further informationRegistration at the end of the preceding term; website of the chair
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann
Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann
Frequency of offeringSpring semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. Bus. Edu.
Preliminary course work
LiteratureIndividual literature will be distributed at the beginning of the seminar