GRA 6714 Supply Chain Management

GRA 6714 Supply Chain Management

Course code: 
GRA 6714
Department: 
Accounting and Operations Management
Credits: 
6
Course coordinator: 
Eirill Bø
Course name in Norwegian: 
Supply Chain Management
Product category: 
Master
Portfolio: 
MSc in Business - Supply Chain and Operations Management
Semester: 
2023 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Master
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, simulations and discussions.

In this course, students will participate in a digital supply chain game, RealGame. This game will strengthen the understanding of challenges in a supply chain and students can expect questions from the game under the examination.

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

It is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class.

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.

Disclaimer

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

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA 67142
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal 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:
GRA 67143
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60No 3 Hour(s)Individual The exam has been changed from written school exam to home exam due to use of Excel on the exam.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration: 6 Week(s)
Comment: Assignment/term paper
Exam code:GRA 67142
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Comment:The exam has been changed from written school exam to home exam due to use of Excel on the exam.
Exam code:GRA 67143
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
All exams must be passed to get a grade in this course.
Total weight: 
100
Sum workload: 
0

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.