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Supply Chain Management

The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge about key concepts and tools in supply chain management.

The course provides an introduction to Supply Chain Management. The course is primarily intended for first year students on the Master Programme in Operations Management and control.

Areas covered in the course include:

  • Supply Chain Management as a concept
  • Frameworks for managing supply chains
  • Supply chain performance metrics
  • Supply chain design
  • Supply chain control
  • Risk and resilience
  • Supply chain dynamics

The course consists of lectures, individual assignments, seminars, a quiz and whiteboard exercises.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course consists of a combination of lectures, seminars and group work and requires a significant portion of self-study on the part of students. Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different activities of the course.
    The course workload is 200 hours equivalent to 7,5 ECTS (40 hours per week equivalent to 1,5 ECTS).
    The language of instruction is English. Please note that all teaching and learning activities such as lectures, seminars, assignments and assessment tasks are carried out in English.



    Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different course activities. Each assessment task is weighted in relation to its importance in the overall assessment of the course. The student’s results from the different assessment tasks are added up to a total course score that will then translate into the final grade for the course.

    Assessment tasks
    The course contains the following weighted assessment tasks:
    1. Individual written final exam.
    2. Written group assignments.
    3. Individual quiz.
    4. Participation.

    After completion of the course, students will receive grades on a scale related to the intended learning outcomes of the course. Passing grades are A, B, C, D and E. Failing grade is F.


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    See reading list in the current syllabus.

  • Contact

    Course coordinator:

    Head of course: Fredrik Eng Larsson