LOG711 Supply Chain Management

LOG711 Supply Chain Management

Course code: 
Course name: 
Supply Chain Management
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Supply Chain Management 1
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Supply Chain Management 1
Level of study: 
2. syklus (master)
Teaching semester: 
2020 Høst
Assessment semester: 
2020 Høst
Language of instruction: 
Language of examination: 
Language of litterature: 
Recommended previous knowledge

Equivalent to requirements for the MSc programme in Logistics.

(Norske studenter uten forkunnskaper i grunnleggende aspekter av SCM/OM anbefales å gjør seg vant med "SCM200 - Kompendium 2018" som er tilgjengelig på http://himoldex.no/emne/scm200-lager-og-produksjonsplanlegging.)  



Course content

The course presents a broad scope of issues within supply chain management. Standard OM-principles/models/theories form the basis of the course. We discuss how those principles/models/theories can be adopted/extended for the use in a supply-chain setting. The focus of the course is put on the inter-organizational aspect of SCM and its management approaches. 

Topics covered (excerpt):

  • generic supply chain strategies and related concepts
  • information sharing and coordination in SCs
  • basic techniques to analysie logistic costs (KPI, BSC, activity-based costing)
  • material flow and capacity management
  • multi-echelon inventory planning/management
  • dynamics and complexity in SCs
  • supply chain network design
  • supply chain risk management
  • 'Circular economy', 'SCM and Big Data' (intended guest lectures)

The students will be introduced to a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods/models/problems. The latter includes e.g. demand forecasting techniques, deterministic/stochastic inventory models and lot-sizing problem algorhitms/heuristics.     


Learning outcome

The successful candidate will have:

  • obtained a good overview of chances and challenges related to the management of SCs in an inter-organizational context
  • gained a thorough knowledge about relevant management techniques/strategies in manufacturing and service supply chains
  • obtained knowledge about state of the art research problems/industry initiatives as subject to guest lectures
  • gained first insights in how to improve her/his analytical and writing skills through the interactive process of preparing her/his home-assignment   
Working and learning activities

Three hours of lectures per week, one-two hours of exercises as 'organized activities' per month. Successful students will on average need approximately ten more hours per week for supplementary activities such as preparations/follow-ups, readings, homework, assignment and final exam preps.  

(A two-day weekend seminar will be arranged in late November for long-distance learners. Participation is voluntary. The aim of the seminar is to address specific questions/problems of students unable to attend regular classes/exercise sessions in Molde.) 



SkoleeksamenIndividuell 4timerBokstavkarakter (A - F)60 Kalkulator med tomt minne+generell ordbok morsmål/norsk/engelsk i papirformat
HjemmeeksamenIndividuell -Bokstavkarakter (A - F)40 Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler
Form of assessment:Skoleeksamen
Duration: 4
Type of duration:timer
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Supported material:
Support material:Kalkulator med tomt minne+generell ordbok morsmål/norsk/engelsk i papirformat
Form of assessment:Hjemmeeksamen
Type of duration:-
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler