BST 1703 Supply Chain Management - Logistics Management

BST 1703 Supply Chain Management - Logistics Management

Course code: 
BST 1703
Accounting and Operations Management
Course coordinator: 
Eirill Bø
Course name in Norwegian: 
Logistikkledelse - Supply Chain Management
Product category: 
Bachelor - Programme Electives
2024 Autumn
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Course type: 
One semester

The course provides students with leadership orientated knowledge as well as an understanding of the developments and leadership issues in supply chains and internal business logistics. Students will learn the physical and administrative processes surrounding the acquisition, handling, storage, planning, production, transportation and delivery of goods and services in a way which fulfills the customers need for service in a cost effective manner.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

After completed course students should have:

  • Acquired basic knowledge about procurement and its significance for the business as a whole
  • Acquired knowledge of transportation finance and the significance of different transportation methods to the customer
  • Learned to calculate and optimize costs connected with, transportation and production
  • Developed an understanding of how different logistical solutions affect the delivery process.
    • Acquired an understanding of how the integration of supply chains will reduce costs.
Learning outcomes - Skills

After completed course students should be able to:

  • Make the right decisions to make a good purchase
  • Analyse the transportation costs and know what transport should cost
  • Anticipate and make production plans.
General Competence

Students will achieve an understanding of how different logistical solutions affect the environment
Students shall be made aware of potential ethical challenges

Course content


  • The purchasing process
  • Segmenting of suppliers
  • What purchasing means for the company
  • Purchasing negotiations


  • The structure of the transport market
  • Transport and the environment
  • Transport pricing
  • Route planning

Operations Management

  • Distribution Planning
  • Storage Optimization
  • Production Planning
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of 90 hours of lectures. The lectures include case studies and simulations. The cases are relevant to the exam.

Spreadsheets will be used for calculations.

Where the course is delivered as an online course, the lecturer will, in collaboration with the study administration, arrange an appropriate combination of digital learning resources and activities. These activities will correspond to the stated number of teaching hours delivered on campus. Online students are also offered a study guide that will provide an overview of the course and contribute to course progression. The total time students are expected to spend completing the course also applies to online studies.

Software tools
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".

Two years of college education in economics and business administration, marketing or equivalent is required for taking the course.


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

As a minimum the basic course in statistics MET 3431 Statistics or MET 2920 Statistics. In addition, it is recommended that students have taken the course marketing channels and logistics, or equivalent.

Exam category: 
School Exam
Form of assessment: 
Structured Test
Exam/hand-in semester: 
First Semester
Support materials: 
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
5 Hour(s)
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Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Student workload
85 Hour(s)
12 days á 7.5 hours
5 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
120 Hour(s)
Case work
Group work / Assignments
100 Hour(s)
Case work
Group work / Assignments
90 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 15 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 400 hours.