ØAL115 Supply Chain Management

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

Due to Covid-19, changes may occur in course descriptions for the autumn semester of 2020. Changes in each course will be published on Studentweb or Canvas. When a course description has been changed there, the description on web is no longer valid. Examples of such changes could be accomplishment of practice, course type, or whether letter grades or passed/not passed will be used as grading scales.

Contents and structure

The course focuses on the supply chain decisions, how they affect the success of a firm and discusses the important decisions to be addressed. Understanding strategic fit is a key to success of a supply chain and how this can be achieved using different drivers and levers. The course contents also present tools for designing, planning, operations, communication and coordination within the value chains, as well as relevant logistics technical solutions. The theoretical knowledge from this, as well as from previous logistics subjects, will further be "practiced" through work on a group-based semester assignment. The overall goal of the course is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the necessity of holistic thinking and effective interaction between the actors in the supply chain.


Supply chain elements, driving forces and success criteria

Supply Chain Design

Planning and coordination of operations in supply chains

Management of uncertainty and management of scale distributions

Cross-functional topics related to sourcing, pricing, ICT and sustainability

Learning Outcome

learning outcomes

After completing and passing this course, the students should have acquired:

Knowledge of

challenges related to supply chain management

the need for overall thinking and good flow in the supply chain

the importance of information sharing and interaction between the chain players


Skills to

practical application of theories and models for supply chain planning and analysis

to be able to use relevant analytical techniques in supply chain management

Entry requirements


Teaching methods

Classroom teaching, group work and semester assignment work

Course requirements

1 group-based mandatory work requirement must be passed before the exam can be taken

Approved work requirements are valid during the exam semester and 3 subsequent semesters


Oral Examination.

Time and place for the oral examination will be announced through Canvas.

Grading scale is A-F where F is fail.

Examination support material


More about examination support material

Course reductions

  • LEF001 (1) - Supply Chain Management - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • PLO001 (1) - Operations Management - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • MAS206 (1) - Supply Chain Management - Reduction: 7.5 studypoints
  • ØAL103 (1) - Supply Chain Management - Reduction: 5 studypoints