Prague, Czech Republic

Supply Chain Management in a World of E-commerce (on campus)

when 27 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 800

This course provides the essential business skills and understanding of various concepts of SCM supported through practical Case Study exercises with a focus on e-commerce.

Course leader

Sven-Eric Bertelsen

Sven has 30 years of experience in Logistics and Supply chain management. Currently, he is a Program Director at the Copenhagen Business Academy for logistics management program coordinating teaching activities.

Target group

Young professionals and university students with intermediary level of English

Course aim

Acquired skills:

Understand the opportunities and challenges that the Internet and information technology brings to supply chain management.
Understand and explore the role that the Internet and information play in supply chain synchronization and in the development of relationships with suppliers and customers.
Apply supply chain management concepts to the design, analysis, and improvement of e-business.

Day 1
The E-shop and the context of logistics
Day 2
Integrating the supply chain – information management
Day 3
Logistics strategy for the e-shop
Day 4
Procurement – and location
Day 5
Material and information flow
Day 6
Sourcing strategies
Day 7
Global logistics and transports
Day 8
Inventory management
Day 9
Warehousing and material handling
Day 10
Presentations of e-shops with relevant logistical solutions

All the above mentioned days will take a point of departure in the e-shop, but will naturally also relate to “normal” businesses. Throughout the 10 days, various cases will be part of the class activities as well as work on the group assignment “creating a webshop with online purchase possibilities”.

The course is an introduction to the concepts, functions, processes, and objectives of logistics and supply chain management activities in a world of e-commerce. The course covers activities involved in physically moving raw materials, inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of use or consumption. It covers the planning, organizing, and controlling of such activities, and examines the role of supply chain processes in creating sustainable competitive advantage with respect to quality, flexibility, lead time, and cost. Today this planning must also take into account the internet and the distribution of goods and services electronically. Thus, the focus of this course is on the planning and control of both physical and electronic distribution systems.

Furthermore, in this course, students will learn to strategically think about integrated supply-chain, procurement, and service management strategies for organizations that rely, at least partially, on Internet and information technology to transact with suppliers and end consumers. To accomplish this objective, fundamentals from business areas of supply chain management and information management will serve to establish the course’s theoretical underpinnings. Along with this foundation, applied concepts, and practical insights, students will develop the knowledge and necessary skills to plan, organize, operate, and control a variety of processes, resources, services, and relationships in supply chains via the Internet and information technology.

Credits info

5 EC
You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course which you may use to show evidence of the skills you have learnt during the course and have the credits accepted by your home university.

Fee info

EUR 800: Course fee includes the application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2020, there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.

Online Alternative - we are fully prepared for an online version of the courses if the restrictions will still take place and your physical presence in Prague will not be possible. If this scenario will occur we will be refunding 200EUR as a discount for the online version of the courses.

In addition, we have adopted a COVID-19 Cancellation fee - in case the course will be cancelled without an online alternative or the Summer school program will not be happening/possible due to the lasting Coronavirus restrictions in your country or in the Czech Republic, we will be refunding all course fee back so the cancellation fee is 0EUR.
EUR 221: Accommodation fee for a 13-night stay at Botic Student House starts at 17 EUR/night.

Everyday afternoon or evening activities organized - sports, weekend trips, city tours, sightseeing, parties etc.

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