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Logistics & Supply Chain Management Certificate in Vienna

Logistics & Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

This Program is taught in German only.

Successful in your job with practice-oriented education

The certificate program in Logistics & Supply Chain Management offers practical education that enables graduates to work successfully in the transport industry, logistics and supply chain management. By applying scientific and hands-on methods, they are optimally prepared for their professional future.

Combining education, job and family

The certificate programs at the WU Executive Academy offer customized continuing education opportunities that are tailored to the individual requirements of the participants. The Logistics & Supply Chain Management course was specially developed to meet the needs of working professionals:

  • The courses of the program take place in blocked modules on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. This enables you to complete a compact course in logistics alongside your professional career - in just 18 months.
  • Thanks to our part-time format, attending the course can be optimally integrated into your everyday working life and also enables interested parties outside Vienna to complete their education at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
  • You will receive a high-quality, recognized education at the renowned WU Executive Academy and can advance your career at the same time.

The educational objective: corporate success in a global economy based on division of labor

You will benefit from the latest scientific findings, practical know-how and direct access to the industry network:

  • Get to know tools and concepts that support you in the management of logistics and supply chains of industrial and retail companies as well as logistics service providers.
  • Strengthen your basic knowledge in the field of logistics & supply chain management
  • Learn how you can increase efficiency and effectiveness by using practice-oriented methods.
  • Benefit from best-practice examples based on current project work and case studies.
  • Connect with people with similar professional backgrounds and build a network.
  • Prepare yourself effectively for the future challenges of a networked economy with practical know-how.

Practical education in logistics & supply chain management

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management certificate program at the WU Executive Academy offers participants comprehensive and practice-oriented knowledge that prepares them for the requirements of modern logistics and supply chain management. The program covers key topics such as transport management, logistics processes and supply chain strategies, with a focus on the practical application of the methods learned. Participants receive in-depth training in the use of state-of-the-art logistics tools so that they can apply their knowledge directly in the workplace and are ideally prepared for a successful career in logistics and/or supply chain management.

    • Economic fundamentals

      Principles of general business administration

      The content includes basic concepts of corporate management and management theory, corporate planning, organization, finance and financing rules. Topics such as investment, procurement, administration, bookkeeping, accounting and balance sheet analysis are also covered. Key figures, cost accounting, cost types, cost centers, cost units, full cost accounting and contribution margin accounting as well as their practical applications round off the program.

      Market & customer in the digital age

      This course covers marketing philosophy, the marketing mix, marketing objectives and the marketing environment, markets and market segmentation, product policy and positioning.

      Personnel, leadership and organization

      Courses cover the basics of leadership skills, various aspects of leadership and self-leadership as well as effective communication. The roles of managers, personality development and dealing with conflicts are also covered.

    • Specialized basic knowledge

      Basics of logistics management

      In this course, participants learn about the origins and development of logistics. They will also learn about different approaches, concepts and tools of logistics management as well as best practices in logistics. They will also develop strategies for the introduction and implementation of Logistics 4.0.

      Purchasing & Procurement

      This course of your logistics training covers a variety of topics, including an introduction to the tasks of purchasing and procurement. Various procurement strategies are presented and methods for determining requirements and procurement market research are discussed. In addition, decision-making processes between make-or-buy options are explained and ordering policies are analyzed. Another focus is on effective supplier management and the planning and implementation of transportation and logistics tenders. Participants are also introduced to the art of purchasing negotiations.

      Introduction to transportation economics and transportation management

      In this course, participants will examine and learn to understand the dynamics of transportation markets. Another focus lies on the analysis of the transport policy framework and its influence on the logistics industry. In addition, the characteristics specific to each mode of transport will be examined in detail in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the various transport routes. Practical aspects such as transportation scheduling and the efficient management of vehicle fleets are also covered in order to provide participants with relevant skills for their professional future.

      Distribution & retail logistics

      Participants will learn the basics of distribution logistics in this course. Distribution strategies will be discussed and various distribution channels and structures will be analyzed. Another focus is on order processing and demand forecasting. The outsourcing of logistics services will also be examined and the range of services offered by logistics service providers will be explored in more detail.

      General principles of commercial law

      The course covers several key aspects: The basics of contract, corporate and commercial law are covered in detail. Particular attention is paid to the systematics of contract law, including special regulations for entrepreneurs and consumers. Practical applications are illustrated by analyzing commercial contracts using concrete examples.

      Industry-specific legal basics

      During this course, participants in the logistics certificate program will receive comprehensive information on transport and logistics law. Important topics such as liability and insurance issues in the transport industry and logistics as well as the basics of employment law are covered. Special legal features of outsourcing contracts are also covered.

    • Technical specialization

      Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

      In this course, students will explore the origins, evolution and core components of supply chain management (SCM). They will explore the target dimensions and design levels of SCM and understand the important role of information in SCM, including phenomena such as the bullwhip effect and practices such as the Beergame. They will also learn about the methods of supply chain analysis, supply chain design and supply chain planning, as well as examining the operational aspects of SCM (supply chain operations) and best practices in this area.

      Production & Intralogistics

      The course deals with various key aspects: The focus is on start-up management as well as lean management, lean production and lean logistics. Production planning and control are also discussed. Industry 4.0 is discussed in detail. Furthermore, internal transport is analyzed and optimized. Another focus is on warehouse management, including packaging, containers, transport and storage aids and order picking.

      International Logistics & Supply Chain Management

      In this logistics course, participants will examine the role of globalization as a key driver. They will learn about and deepen their knowledge of various economic approaches to explaining internationalization. Another focus is on international transportation management and global logistics systems. In addition, the basic principles of foreign trade management are dealt with in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the globalized economy.

      Logistics & Supply Chain Controlling

      The course offers a comprehensive overview of the basics of controlling, from logistics controlling to supply chain controlling. Topics such as logistics performance and cost accounting, activity-based costing and supply chain cost accounting are covered. In addition, key figure systems for logistics and supply chains are covered, as well as service level agreements, benchmarking, target costing and balanced scorecards.

      Warehouse Logistics & Process Management

      This course covers successful warehouse planning, warehouse management and an understanding of the tasks and functions of warehousing, technology and organization. It also covers inventory optimization models and inventory management tools. The basics of process management are also in focus, starting with the consideration of the functional to the process view. The topics of process analysis, efficiency and key performance indicators are covered in detail. In addition, total quality management, quality planning and design, quality control, quality improvement and Six Sigma are explained in detail.

      Technologies & optimization methods in logistics management

      This module offers a comprehensive insight into data, information and knowledge in logistics as well as the specific requirements for ICT systems. In addition, logistics ICT systems such as automatic identification systems and geo-information systems are covered. The course is also dedicated to digitalization and data evaluation (big data) in logistics as well as the integration of new media. Another focus is on the development of digital business models. In addition, decision-making and optimization methods in logistics and supply chains will be presented, including mathematical and statistical principles as well as modelling approaches and tools for logistics processes and supply chains. The program is rounded off by the fundamentals of operations research.

      Hot topics in logistics management

      The content of this course covers risk management as well as safety and compliance requirements. The framework conditions of environmental management are discussed, including environmental management systems, waste disposal logistics and recycling systems. In addition, the concept, tasks and models of supply chain corporate responsibility are discussed as well as implementation in companies and supply chains.

    • Management Skills and Forward Topics

      This course includes the development of team skills and the teaching of presentation and moderation techniques.

      Furthermore, it offers a practical dialog in the form of the expert forum "Meet Logistics Leaders", which is dedicated to current topics. This forum enables an intensive exchange at eye level with CEOs on current developments and future challenges in the field of logistics.

    • Excursions and company tours

      As part of their logistics certificate program, participants have the opportunity to deepen the content of the course and put the knowledge they have learned into practice directly on site in various logistics companies. In addition, the event offers space for exchange and discussion with experienced logistics experts on current topics.

    • Thesis

      In small working groups or individually, students work on practical tasks related to logistics and supply chain management.

Academic Degree from WU Vienna

Upon successful completion, you will receive the title "Academic Logistics & Supply Chain Manager (WU)", which is officially awarded by the renowned Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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