The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management focuses on the analysis, design, management, and operation of supply chains in manufacturing and professional service industries. Using a broad definition of supply chain management (SCM), supply chain problems are being tackled in profit and non-profit environments. The former includes retailers, wholesalers, logistics service providers, manufacturers, and suppliers, while the latter includes the public sector and non-governmental organizations, for example in disaster relief logistics.

Advanced information systems are an important enabler for state-of-the-art supply chain management. It will be looked at the suitability of supply chain information and planning systems such as production planning and control systems as well as warehouse, transportation management, and advanced planning systems, but also at appropriate geographic information system tools for transport. Furthermore, models of supply chains will be analyzed and designed, and complex decision problems in SCM will be discussed by using appropriate methods and tools. It will be looked at supply chains from micro and meso perspectives (for example transport and logistics processes).


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WU employs a rolling admission policy, allowing students to apply from the beginning of September until spring. Rolling admission for the academic year 2018/19 starts September 1st, with the following three priority deadlines: October 8th, 2017; January 8th, 2018 and March 8th, 2018.

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  • English

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