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 When a course description has been changed there, the description on web is no longer valid.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
After completing and passing this course, the students should have acquired:
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
practical application of theories and models for supply chain planning and analysis
to be able to use relevant analytical techniques in supply chain management
Classroom teaching, group work and semester assignment work
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
Time and place for the oral examination will be announced through Canvas.
Grading scale is A-F where F is fail.
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