[ 514IDSCBIDK21 ] KS Business Impacts of Digitalization and Supply Chain Management

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Business Administration Barbara Krumay 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS Supply Chain Fundamentals AND KS Technical and Methodological Foundations of Digitization? AND Module Management of Digital Transformation and Application of Information Systems in Organizations
Original study plan Bachelor's programme International Business Administration 2023W
Objectives The students have knowledge of business challenges evolving from the ongoing digital transformation. They are able to discuss, how new technologies influence companies’ strategies, in particular regarding supply chain management. They can evaluate technologies and their impacts on organizational structures and the supply chain. The students know, how to make decisions in this context based on evidence and information systems. They have extensive knowledge of various methods to measure the impact of new technologies on value creation of companies.
Subject Clarification of the following basic terms will be covered:

  • Globalization, E-Business and Social Media
  • Platforms and platform economy
  • User Innovation and crowd technology
  • Technology impact assessment
  • Evidence based management in the context of digitalization and supply chain management (including big data and data analytics)
  • Application of technologies (e.g., AI) for value generation
  • Application of blockchain technologies for contracting
  • Supply and operations management concepts (e.g., MRP II, Just in Time) and digitalization
Criteria for evaluation Exam (individual) and group work (homework and oral presentation)
Methods Integrated in-class lecture and flipped classroom parts (lecture videos to be prepared), active participation and discussion is vital. Practical examples (cases) to further reflect on the material.
Language English
Study material Material is provided via KUSSS and Moodle
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 100
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority