GRA 6714 Supply Chain Management

GRA 6714 Supply Chain Management

Course code: 
GRA 6714
Department: 
Accounting, Auditing and Business Analytics
Credits: 
6
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Business
Course coordinator: 
Eirill Bø
Product category: 
Master
Portfolio: 
MSc in Business - Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The special perspective on business provided by supply chain management has been growing in importance over the last thirty years. It started with an emphasis on physical distribution management, then developing to include the entire logistics of a company from receiving materials to dispatch of finished goods. Today the emphasis has widened to include all business partners required to source, make and deliver goods to end users. The objective of this course is to provide the students with an overview of supply chain management issues and challenges.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The student should be able to

  • understand the basic concepts within logistics and supply chain management
  • appreciate the dynamics of supply chains and networks
  • gain knowledge of planning and integrating supply chain activities
  • understand the specific challenges of international logistics and the complexity of international supply chains
Learning outcomes - Skills

The student should be able to

  • map and analyse logistics processes
  • map and analyse physical flows
  • design efficient supply chains
General Competence

The student should be able to

  • understand and appreciate the transitions in and consequences of modern supply chains
  • understand the links between SCM and Operations, Purchasing, Distribution
Course content

Major topics to be covered include

  • The link between logistics and customer value
  • Logistics and the bottom line – measuring costs and performance
  • Creating a responsive supply chain
  • Managing the global pipeline
  • Managing supply chain relationship
  • Matching a sustainable supply chain
  • Product design in the supply chain
Teaching and learning activities

Course consists of lectures, tasks, cases and discussions. 

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class.

All parts of the assessment must be passed in order to get a grade in the course.

Qualifications

All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have specific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA67142
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
40No 6 Week(s)Group/Individual ( 1 - 3) Assignment/term paper
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA67143
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60Yes 3 Hour(s)
  • Bilingual dictionary
Individual Written examination under supervision
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Support materials:
Duration: 6 Week(s)
Comment: Assignment/term paper
Exam code:GRA67142
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Bilingual dictionary
Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Comment:Written examination under supervision
Exam code:GRA67143
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100