BST 1703 Supply Chain Management - Logistics Management

Norwegian version

BST 1703 Supply Chain Management - Logistics Management

Responsible for the course
Eirill Bø

Department of Accounting - Auditing and Business Analytics

According to study plan

ECTS Credits

Language of instruction

This course will, in combination with BTH 1704 Bachelor in Logistic Leadership and Supply Chain Management (15 study points) provide specialization in the subject to the value of 30 credits. This course is suitable for students at Bachelor level in marketing, economics and administration. Other students can participate in the third year of the course.

Specialization 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 outcome
Acquired 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.

Acquired 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.

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

The course requires 2 years university college education in economics, administration and marketing or the equivalent. As a minimum the basic course in statistics MET 3431 Statistics or MET 2920 Statistics.

Compulsory reading
Brynhildsvoll, Ivar. 2011. Prinsipper for bedre innkjøp. 2. utg. Fagbokforlaget
Bø, Eirill og Stein Erik Grønland. 2014. Moderne transportlogistikk : bedre integrering i forsyningskjeder. Fagbokforlaget
Grønland, Stein Erik. 2010. Logistikkledelse. 4. utg. Cappelen akademisk
Jonsson, Patrik. 2008. Logistics and supply chain management. McGraw-Hill

Recommended reading

Course outline
  • 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

Computer-based tools
Excel spreadsheets will be used for calculations.

Learning process and workload
The course consists of 90 hours of lectures. The lectures include case studies which are relevant to the exam.

Reccomended use of hours:
Activity Timer
Participation in class 12 days á 7.5 hours
Preparing for the lecture / reading literature
Case Work
Multiple choice tests

BI Distand Learning
The software It’s Learning will be used to publish information, exercises and digital learning resources. In this way students are also given the opportunity to communicate with tutors and colleagues over the net. Intensive study periods take place at the beginning of the semester and prior to exams.

Reccomended use of hours:

Activity Timer
Participation in class 6 days á 8 hours
Preparing for the lecture / reading literature
Case Work
Multiple choice tests

    A five hours individual examiniation concludes the course.
    Examination code(s)
    BST 17031 - Written examiniation, counts 100% to obtain final grade in BST 1703 Supply Chain Management - Logistics Management, 15 credits.

    Examination support materials
    BI approved exam calculator or a simple calculator are allowed.
    Examination support materials at written examinations are explained under examination information in the student portal @bi. Please note use of calculator and dictionary in the section on support materials (

    Re-sit examination
    Re-sit examiniation is offered at next scheduled course.

    Additional information