GRA 6723 Supply Chain Risk Management

GRA 6723 Supply Chain Risk Management

Course code: 
GRA 6723
Department: 
Accounting and Operations Management
Credits: 
6
Course coordinator: 
Lena Elisabeth Bygballe
Erna Engebrethsen
Marianne Jahre
Course name in Norwegian: 
Supply Chain Risk Management
Product category: 
Master
Portfolio: 
MSc in Business - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Semester: 
2023 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Master
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Managing supply chain risks (SCRM) to avoid disruptions between supply and demand is at the core of many organizations in today’s context. SCRM has been one of the fastest growing research streams within operations and SCM in recent years. Today’s turbulent environment makes this topic no less important. Challenges of SCRM relate to coping with uncertainty, which often require more ad hoc organising of supply chains. As such, new types of supply chain risks and ways of managing occur. Furthermore, globalization means that today’s supply chains often cross not only organizational boundaries, but also national borders, increasing the uncertainty and subsequent risks, not at least from a sustainability perspective.

The objective of the course is to provide students with insight into the challenges and ways of dealing with supply chain risk management (SCRM) in theory and practice. This includes competence in applying frameworks for identifying, assessing, mitigating, and responding to supply chain risks in a variety of different contexts.

The course combines theory, practical examples, and interactional learning, and students are expected to actively participate through task assignments, presentations, and discussions. 

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  1. To gain knowledge of SCRM in general.
  2. To gain knowledge of the specific SCRM challenges and applications of strategies, tools, and techniques in different contexts and for different purposes, such as complying with sustainabilty goals.
Learning outcomes - Skills
  1. To be able to apply SCRM concepts and models in different contexts and for different purposes.
  2. To be able to communicate how SCRM is practiced in different contexts.
General Competence
  1. To appreciate and understand the role of SCRM in different types of supply chains and contexts.
  2. To be a reflective supply chain professional, understanding the role of SCRM to achieve sustainability.
Course content
  • Supply chain risk management (SCRM) – overall concept and frameworks
    • Risk identification and assessment
    • Strategies for mitigating and responding to supply chain risks – design, organising, and planning
  • Tools and techniques in SCRM
  • SCRM in different types of supply chains and contexts, and for different purposes – applications and implications
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of lectures, tasks, cases and discussions. 

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

Continuous assessment will no longer exist as an examination form from autumn 2023. For questions regarding previous results, contact InfoHub.

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.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Minimum one course in logistics, operations, and/or supply chain management.

Assessments
ExamWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment
Exam category
Submission
Form of assessment
Written submission
Exam code
GRA 67234
Grading scale
ECTS
Grading rule
Internal examiner
Resit
Examination when next scheduled course
70
No
1 Semester(s)
Group (2 - 3)
Term paper.
Group size may vary depending on class size.
Exam category
Submission
Form of assessment
Structured test
Exam code
GRA 67235
Grading scale
ECTS
Grading rule
Internal examiner
Resit
Examination when next scheduled course
30
No
1 Hour(s)
Individual
Digital assignment.
Short home examination
Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
GRA 67234
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
70No1 Semester(s)Group ( 2 - 3)Term paper. Group size may vary depending on class size.
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Structured test
Exam code:
GRA 67235
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
30No1 Hour(s)Individual Digital assignment. Short home examination
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:70
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group (2-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Term paper. Group size may vary depending on class size.
Exam code:GRA 67234
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Structured test
Weight:30
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:1 Hour(s)
Comment:Digital assignment. Short home examination
Exam code:GRA 67235
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
Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
24 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
54 Hour(s)
Submission(s)
60 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
22 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
160

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.