Equivalent to requirements for the MSc programme in Logistics.
Final written exam (55 %) and 3 written assignments (45 %). All assignments have to be delivered in full within a given deadline in order to be allowed to complete the final written exam.
The main purpose of the course is to give the students intermediate knowledge in supply chain management (SCM), with an emphasis on terminology and basic decision problems. At the end of the course, the students should have an understanding of the most important elements in SCM in the manufacturing and service industries. They should also have an overview of the main elements in different supply chain strategies, and under what market conditions the different strategies are applicable.
The course will cover core subjects dealing with supply chain management and management of different logistics processes within the organization. The students will learn theoretical skills in operational management focused on decisions made by upper level managers in an organization. Some special topics will be treated in case work and seminars. These can vary from year to year. Examples can be: The bull-whip effect, risk-pooling, green logistics, network design, cross cultural management, theory of constraints.
Harrison S and R van Hoek. Logistics Management and Strategy: competing through the supply chain, 4th edition. Prentice Hall, 2008.
Selected research papers