Supply Chain Coordination and Sourcing

llsms2035  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Supply Chain Coordination and Sourcing
5 crédits
30.0 h
Agrell Per Joakim;
Thèmes abordés
The course provides an indepth treatment of the relationships between independent firms in a supply chain through the analysis of their behavior, contractual frame, product, process and market choices. The first part of the course aims at understanding and modelling the strategic behavior between firms using the tools of LSM2031 and game theory in order to understand how to design the features and parameters of supply chain information. The second part looks at supplier relationsships from a strategic perspective, interfacing with procurement, production planning and product innovation, to understand the scope and limits of the previously defined tools in contexts such as e.g. armslength, partnerships and supplier pools. Strategic sourcing is a collaborative and systematic approach to reduce external spending, while improving quality, internal processes and total cost of ownership or usage.

A la fin de cette unité d’enseignement, l’étudiant est capable de :


During their programme, students of the LSM Master¿s in management and Master¿s in Business engineering will have developed the following capabilities¿


  • Master highly specific knowledge in one or two areas of management : advanced and current research-based knowledge and methods.


  • Perceptively synthesize the essential elements of a situation, demontsrating a certain conceptual distance, to diagnose and identify pertinent conclusions.


  • Position and understand the functioning of an organization, in its local and international socio-economic dimensions and identify the associated strategic issues and operational decisions.


  • Work in a team :Join in and collaborate with team members. Be open and take into consideration the different points of view and ways of thinking, manage differences and conflicts constructively, accept diversity.



La contribution de cette UE au développement et à la maîtrise des compétences et acquis du (des) programme(s) est accessible à la fin de cette fiche, dans la partie « Programmes/formations proposant cette unité d’enseignement (UE) ».
The class mixes interactive seminars on the topics with case studies and corporate site visits to provide students with a feeling for the relevance and context of the subject matter. The first part is illustrated with several roleplaying exercises to visualize and experience the topics. The second part includes a real-life case study that permits hands-on experience in the sourcing field. Content UNDERSTANDING STRATEGIC BEHAVIOR IN SUPPLY CHAINS. Equilibria in Games. Dynamic Games Cooperative Games Signalling, Screening and Bayesian Games COORDINATION THROUGH NETWORK DESIGN Channel Conflicts. Intermediated Chain Design Distribution Strategies Supply Chain Structure on the Internet Models I, T, D COORDINATION THROUGH CONTRACTS. B2B E-market places; supplier platforms Combinatorial Auctions Multi-unit Auctions Procurement Reverse Auctions Double Auctions and Exchanges COORDINATION THROUGH COLLABORATIVE ACTION CPFR Collaborative Forecasting and Supply Chain Performance Inventory Models under CPFR Joint Price and Inventory Decisions STRATEGIC SOURCING Procurement Supplier Relationship Management Collaborative Sourcing Joint Development of Knowledge Global Sourcing Impacts Implementing Sourcing Management in Purchasing Organizations REAL-LIFE CASE STUDY Products, Process and Supply Chain Procurement Process Sourcing Process Analysis Methods In-class activities 1 Interactive seminar 1 Project based learning 1 role playing/simulation At home activities 1 Exercices to prepare the lecture 1 Paper work 1 Students presentation
Modes d'évaluation
des acquis des étudiants
Continuous evaluation
  • Date: will be specified later
  • Type of evaluation: Group work (I & II)
  • Comments: No
Evaluation week
  • Oral: No
  • Written: No
  • Unavailability or comments: No
Examination session
  • Oral: No
  • Written: Yes (3hours)
  • Unavailability or comments: No
Autres infos
Other information Prerequisites (ideally in terms of competencies) LSM2030 LSM2031 LSM2032 Evaluation : Case solutions including class presentations, class participation and an oral exam in English Support Excerpts from the references. References : Simchi-Levi, D, S. D. Wu, Z-J. Shen (2004) Handbook of Quantitative Supply Chain Analysis: Modeling in the E-business Era, Springer. Axelsson, B., F. Rozemeijer, F. Wynstra (2005) Developing Sourcing Capabilities: From Insight to Strategic Change. John Wiley Philippart, M. C. Verstraete, S. Wynen (2005) Collaborative Sourcing. UCL Press. Internationalisation 1 international content (does the course tackle international issues related to the course content ?) 1 international guests 1 international case study Corporate features 1 case study 1 company visit Skills 1 presentation skills 1 team work 1 problem solving 1 decision making 1 critical thinking Techniques and tools for teaching and learning 1 Internet work 1 modelling 1 quantitative methods 1 qualitative methods
Faculté ou entité
en charge

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Intitulé du programme
Master [120] en ingénieur de gestion

Master [120] en ingénieur de gestion