330.176 Supply Chain Management
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe essential terms, basic models, methods, tools and concepts of Supply Chain Management and to execute the added value of Supply Chain Management.   

Subject of course

The main contents of this lecture are as follows:

  • Theoretical Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Principles, conceptual definitions, boundaries, tasks, requirements as well as goals and conflicts of objectives of the SCM
  • Components of a Value-Added Network
  • Structure and network types of the supply chain
  • Added value through SCM
  • Process orientation in SCM
  • The SC Reference Model and the SCOR Model
  • Developments and their impact on supply chain management
  • Process management to optimize the supply chain
  • Cost transparency along the supply chain
  • Increased customer requirements in the supply chain
  • Shortened product lifecycles and impact on supply chain management
  • Bullwhip effect and its effect
  • Methods for material structuring
  • Overview with focus on the SCM core processes planning, procurement, production, delivery and return
  • Overview with focus on the supporting SCM processes Controlling, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Risk Management

Teaching methods

Within the framework of a four-day block course, the course content is presented by the lecturers, as well as in part by the students. Students create smaller additional learning materials in the form of presentations and handouts, which can be additionally examined.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Course outline for SS2022:
- The lecture slides have been uploaded to TUWEL and will be available in March.
- The course content will be taught in a four-day block course
- The dates can be found in TISS
- Attention: Exams after the lecture in May may contain additional questions from the students' presentations - the documents for this will be made available in due time
- The first two exams in SS 22 will each contain a calculation example (see documents)

Agenda for the on-site lectures
09.05.22 - Presentation and introduction as well as division of the presentations
16.05.22 - Lecture and presentations
23.05.22 - Lecture and presentations
30.05.22 - lecture and presentations

To prepare for the appointment:
- Use the forum to ask questions that arise. These will be collected and answered in the lectures.
Exam content for the VO:
- Questions from the papers
- Until May 1 calculation examples from 2 possibilities
- From May on questions from the documents of the presentations of the students.
(The presentations are voluntary extra points that are included in the overall grade. Students thus learn to process the learning material in such a way that they can pass it on. Attendance and active participation in the lectures is required).



Course dates

Mon08:00 - 12:0008.05.2023 - 22.05.2023Bombardier Hörsaal Vorlesung
Supply Chain Management - Single appointments
Mon08.05.202308:00 - 12:00Bombardier Hörsaal Vorlesung
Mon15.05.202308:00 - 12:00Bombardier Hörsaal Vorlesung
Mon22.05.202308:00 - 12:00Bombardier Hörsaal Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

In order to take part in an examination, it is necessary to register in time (for the respective examination date) in TISS. Students who do not meet the registration deadline cannot take part in the exam! Enquiries in this regard will not be answered!

Examination Barriers

In accordance with the study regulations (Mitteilungsblatt 2014, 3. Stück; Nr.22), the following rules apply to the cancellation of examinations.

§ 18a. (1)) The students are entitled to cancel their examinations orally, in writing or electronically with the examiner or dean of studies at the latest two working days before the day of the examination.

(2) If students do not appear for an examination without having cancelled their registration in accordance with paragraph 1, the Dean of Studies is entitled to exclude these students from the registration for this examination for a period of eight weeks at the suggestion of the examiner. This period begins on the examination day on which the student, despite having registered correctly, did not appear without having cancelled his/her registration beforehand. The affected students must be informed of the suspension in an appropriate manner.

(3) If the student can prove that he/she has been prevented from deregistering in due time in accordance with paragraph 1 by a valid reason (e.g. accident) or another reason worthy of special consideration, the suspension must be lifted.

It should be noted that use is made of the option set out in paragraph (2) for students who do not appear at the examination without prior deregistration.

Examinations: Registration by e-mail to lehreBTSP@tuwien.ac.at


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu14:00 - 15:3002.03.2023 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=49530written02.02.2023 09:00 - 28.02.2023 09:00TISSOnline-Prüfung
Thu14:00 - 15:3020.04.2023 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=49530written20.03.2023 09:00 - 18.04.2023 09:00TISSOnline-Prüfung
Thu14:00 - 15:3022.06.2023 https://tuwel.tuwien.ac.at/course/view.php?id=49530written22.05.2023 09:00 - 20.06.2023 09:00TISSOnline-Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.02.2023 08:00 28.06.2023 08:00 28.06.2023 08:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in production, logistics, quality, process and project management