Supply Chain Management
Exceptional management of the procurement, production and delivery of a firm's products and services - its supply chain - is an essential part of modern business life. The Master's program in Supply Chain Management at WU Vienna prepares graduates to stand out in this challenging and critically important career field.
Graduates of the Master's program are qualified to be tomorrow's experts in the increasingly complex world of supply chains, including
supply chain strategy/controlling/planning,
business process excellence,
lean/green supply chain management,
manufacturing and logistics,
sourcing and purchasing,
sales and after sales services, or
advanced planning systems.
If your ambition is an academic and/or a research career you will achieve the necessary qualifications to succeed in this dynamic and challenging field.
Students learn a mix of theoretical, methodological and empirical research to get a good understanding of the fundamental questions and problems in the field, both from a transdisciplinary perspective as well as from the view of different types of focal companies (manufacturers and suppliers, shippers and carriers, and retailers). At the completion of the Master's program attendees will become thoroughly familiar with
the design and analysis of logistics processes, the related information and financial flows in supply chains and transportation networks in general, and
the design of supply chain strategies, the management and optimization of global supply chains and their coordination in particular.
This will include the abilities to
solve supply chain related complex decision problems in a globalizing world by applying appropriate methods, techniques and software tools,
measure, evaluate and control the quality of supply chain processes with suitable performance management systems,
analyze and manage supply chains for different types of focal companies.