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Stephan Wagner: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Stephan Wagner
FieldLogistics Management
Address
Professur für Logistikmanagement
ETH Zürich, WEV F 123
Weinbergstr. 56/58
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone+41 44 632 32 59
Fax+41 44 632 15 26
E-mailstwagner@ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.scm.ethz.ch
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
363-0345-01LLecture Cycle Purchasing Information
Does not take place this semester.
2 credits1VS. Wagner
AbstractThis lecture is about practical and theoretical issues in the field of purchasing & supply management. Purchasing managers from various industries examine the importance of purchasing for corporate success. Possible topics of the presentations could be: Corporate and purchasing strategy, supplier networks, innovations in purchasing, supply chain redesign, sustainability in purchasing.
ObjectiveThe goal of this lecture is to get an overview about the challenges of purchasing managers, get to know the procurement department as an important corporate function and to understand the importance of purchasing & supply management with regard to corporate success.
ContentThis lecture is about practical and theoretical issues in the field of purchasing and supply management. Purchasing managers from various industries examine the importance of purchasing for corporate success.

The speakers are executives form purchasing and supply chain management departments as well as from general management. They will discuss recent issues in purchasing and supply management such as: Corporate and purchasing strategy, supplier networks, procurement organization, innovations in purchasing, supply chain redesign, sustainability in purchasing & supply management
363-0453-00LStrategic Supply Chain Management3 credits2GS. Wagner
AbstractThe course offers an introduction to the theory and practice of supply chain management. Students will learn how to develop supply chain strategies and supply chain networks based on firms’ competitive strategies and marketing priorities.
ObjectiveThe task of designing and managing supply chains requires that managers apply strategic, decision making and leadership skills in a supply chain context. The goal of this course is to develop and practice these skills.
ContentEffective supply chains ought to be aligned with and support the achievement of the firm’s corporate, business and product strategies, taking into account future opportunities and risks. This course will familiarize students with modern supply chain management theory and practice to develop and manage supply chains. The topics covered range from fundamental logistics and supply chain concepts (e.g. push vs. pull, postponement) to the development of supply chain strategies, relationships and networks.
Lecture notesCourse material will be available for download from the homepage of the Chair of Logistics Management:

http://www.scm.ethz.ch/teaching/courses.html

Login will be provided in the first lecture or can be obtained from the Teaching Assistant Stefan Naef (stefannaef@ethz.ch).
LiteratureThe following textbook is mandatory:
Chopra, Sunil and Meindl, Peter (2016): Supply chain management: Strategy, planning, and operation, 6th ed., Harlow, UK: Pearson Education.

The following textbook is supplementary:
Hopp, Wallace J. (2008): Supply chain science, New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Prerequisites / NoticeThe final course grade will be a weighted average of the following:
Exam (semester end): 70%
Case studies (during the semester): 30%

Students (at least in groups of two) must bring a laptop with MS Excel and the Excel Solver installed to class.
368-0001-00LIntroduction Restricted registration - show details
Only for MBA in Supply Chain Management.
2 credits2GS. Wagner
AbstractIntroduction to the MBA ETH SCM program. Lectures and a management game on the challenges of coordination in the extended supply chain.
ObjectiveGain familiarity the MBA structure, content, methods, and team. Experience the consequences of poor coordination on decision-making in a supply chain. Learn possible solutions. Teambuilding with classmates.
368-0101-00LLeadership Restricted registration - show details
Only for MBA in Supply Chain Management.
2 credits2GS. Wagner
AbstractIntroduction to Principles of leadership, general decision-making, business ethics, cooperation and leading teams.
ObjectiveConduct a formal self-assessment of leadership skills and style. Apply principles of leadership to improve your own personal and group leadership performance. Demonstrate capability to discuss issues of business ethics. Assess and re-design a conducive work space.
368-0102-00LLegal & Tax Restricted registration - show details
Only for MBA in Supply Chain Management.
2 credits3GS. Wagner
AbstractOverview of the legal structures, business models and taxation regimes in which businesses operate, considering both international and national regulations.
Introduction to Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Internal Controls, and their interactions.
ObjectiveIdentify the main forms of firm structure and different legal set-ups in the context of international tax and supply chain management. Gain familiarity with principles of corporate law and know when to consult legal counsel. Introduction to intellectual property, corporate governance, and the M&A process. Apply the principle contract types which are relevant to supply chains. Recognize the influence of tax and corporate governance behavior on business ethics.
368-0104-00LMarketing Restricted registration - show details
Only for MBA in Supply Chain Management.
2 credits3GS. Wagner
AbstractMarketing management and its interface with the supply chain.
ObjectiveApply the tools of marketing management to generate a marketing plan. Learn the 4 Ps. Analyze the principles of global marketing. Identify how marketing instruments interact with marketing strategies and interfaces with supply chain management. Practice differentiation and segmentation to cope with different customer needs.
368-0105-00LAccounting, Finance & Controlling Restricted registration - show details
Only for MBA in Supply Chain Management.
2 credits3GS. Wagner
AbstractIntroduction to accounting, finance and controlling, including structure of financial statements and financial ratio-based management, capital budgeting, equity instruments, business valuation, and discounted cash flow valuation.
ObjectiveUnderstand the basic concepts of accounting, finance and controlling as well as the differences and interfaces between the 3 disciplines. Be able to analyze and use basic financial statements to solve corporate problems. Grasp financial concepts and models like time value of money and securities. Gain an overview of business valuation, value-based controlling, EVA, MVA, and NPV.
368-0300-00LGlobal Economy Restricted registration - show details
Only for MBA in Supply Chain Management.
2 credits3GS. Wagner
AbstractIntroduction to globalization, international trade policy, trade in goods, services and trade-related intellectual property rights. European integration, FDI and NEM, global financial architecture.
ObjectiveDevelop and evaluate basic internationalization strategies, and understand the relationship of supply chain strategies to the world economic system. Acquire familiarity with market entry modes within global economic architecture and its regulatory environment. Be able to engage in both policy discussions, as well as contribute to the development of a more equitable, sustainable economic system.