International Supply Chain Management


PGE 3A - International and European Business (IEB)
Principles of International Management
Supply chain management
Contact hours
20 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

Développer un management à impact grâce aux connaissances et aux outils les plus récents dans les domaines du management

Developing a strategic and managerial vision in a complex, uncertain and changing environment
Evaluate sustainable managerial practices using managerial concepts and instruments as well as digital tools
Design solutions adapted to organizational problems by applying relevant methodologies

Développer des compétences managériales de niveau avancé se traduisant par un leadership responsable

Recommend decision making by taking a critical approach to driving change in organizations

Pratiquer un management à impact dans un environnement multiculturel et international, porté par un "European mindset"

Formulate solutions to organizational challenges in a multicultural and international context, driven by a "European mindset"
Communicate in a professional context in (foreign) languages, in writing and/or orally


This course aims to help students mastering the principles and strategies in Supply Chain Management, especially in an international business context. After learning this course, students are supposed to understand the importance of supply chain management to a company that holds international supply chains or facing an international market. Furthermore, students are supposed to be capable to analyze the challenges and difficulties related to supply chain issues and give proposition of solutions.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- Tutorials

In group

- Oral presentations


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 4) compare several methodology to deal with a subject (reading of academic article)
  • - (level 5) assess key problems in the supply chain management in a local and in an international environment.
  • - (level 6) formulate the challenges and sustainability topics in the management of a Supply Chain
  • - (level 6) construct a robust international Supply Chain network

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 5) act in team to analyse a complicated business situation


After a first session defining what Supply Chain Management is, we will go through several issues related to supply chains. Each session will tackle one specific supply chain, such as: - Retailing distribution, - RFID & fashion logistics - Outsourcing & logistics service providers, Warning: For each session, students present one academic article - which is then discussed by the entire class. So, active participation is crucial and a good English level is a must (to be able to understand and communicate in English - both written and oral)

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Reading, speaking and writing in English - the class is based on the reading of academic journals - which are presented and then discussed in class. Basic understanding of international business

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Other : academic articles

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework
- Assessments


- Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management: Understanding the Supply Chain / Alan Rushton, Phil Croucher, Peter Baker, London: Kogan Page, 2017 Global logistics: new directions in supply chain management", edited by Donald Waters and Stephen Rinsler, Kogan Page, 2014

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EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered


List of assessment methods

Final evaluationOther (date, pop quiz, etc.) : 3 weeks after last lecture
Written (240 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 100 %
Details : Executive summary based on a selection of academic papers. Managed via Moodle.
This evaluation is used to measure ILO1.1-PGE, ILO1.2-PGE, ILO1.3-PGE, ILO2.2-PGE, ILO2.3-PGE, ILO2.4-PGE, ILO3.1-PGE, ILO4.1-PGE, ILO4.2-PGE
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