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Supply Chain Management


The course is split up into 4 online interactive training sessions each 3.5 hours. For detailed content refer Course Outline.

Date : Coming Again soon in 2021!
Time : 13:00 – 16:30 CET

Price per participant : 1,400 EUR *

*Alumni discount is 10%
*Group discount is 10%

Target Group

This course is designed to junior Supply Chain specialists, early career logistics experts, or other professionals in the important fields of operations, supply chain management or logistics.

Junior professionals, after their graduation in operations or a business related topic, have gained first experience in supply chain management on the job already and are working in specific areas with dedicated tasks.

The course gives them the opportunity and time to get away from all-day routines and go back - in a very condensed way - to the school/university desk, refresh and deepen their knowledge and understand supply chains from a holistic fundamental view building upon their already gained experience.

Learning Target

The learning target of this course to develop a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management with all its different highly relevant facets such as supply chain dynamics, supply chain risk management, supply chain network design, etc. The course aims to build a bridge between theory and practice and is characterized by a productive learning atmosphere. Series business games support this interactive character. After finishing the course, the students should have gained a deep and long lasting knowledge of the key concepts of supply chain management from which they will benefit throughout their entire career.


Lecture, discussion, individual and group exercises, case studies and reading materials

Course Outline

  • Supply Chain Structures and Roles
  • Metrics of Supply Chain Performance
  • Supply Chain Dynamics: A Serious Business Game
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Management & Game Theory
  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Supply Chain Coordination
  • Supply Chain Risk Management: How to create resilient supply chains
  • Inventory Management: Handling the Newsvendor Problem
  • Reverse Logistics & Closed-Loop Supply Chains


Prof. Dr. Jörn-Henrik Thun


Prof. Dr. Jörn-Henrik Thun is professor for Operations Strategy at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management since September 2010.

Born in 1973. From 1993 to1998 studies of business administration at Mannheim University. From 1998 to 2003, assistant lecturer at the Industrieseminar of Mannheim University. In 1999, visiting research fellow at the College of Business Administration, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska / USA. In 2002, doctoral degree (Dr. rer. pol.) by the faculty of business administration at Mannheim University. From 2003 to 2009, assistant professor at the Industrieseminar of Mannheim University. In 2008, visiting research fellow at University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, UK. In 2009, habilitation at Mannheim University. In 2010, visiting professor for business administration at Hamburg University. Prof. Thun teaches operations management, supply chain management, and decision theory. More Info..