Course code AQF230

AQF230 Aquatic Food Supply Chain Management, Environment and Resources

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Course responsible: Odd Ivar Lekang
ECTS credits: 7.5
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2012H
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Course contents:
The course is linked to recent research on sustainable development theory and practice and on implementation of novel technologies in the fish supply chain and presents advanced methods used for real time monitoring and indicators of quality, safety and traceability. The topics are: a) sustainability analysis of value chain: b) Logistics and mapping of activities using the SCOR model: c) traceability and monitoring of indicators for quality and safety of products: c) Application of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and RFID (Radio frequency identification) technology for real time monitoring to enhance transparency of the supply chain: d) Tools for assessment of environmental impacts of processing and logistics will be examined like Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and various indicators like carbon footprint and food miles for the aquatic food supply chain will be discussed: e) Tools for assessment of economic and social aspects of processing and logistics will be examined like cost benefit analysis and decision analysis: f) tools for assessing simultaneously environmental, economic and social aspects such as multi-criteria assessment.
Learning outcome:
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to: - describe basic and advanced ideas, theories and concepts of sustainable development. -compose, organize and present sustainability indicators. - explain, evaluate and apply common methods used in environmental and resource analysis as it relates to sustainable development. Can present interpret, analyze and explain results. - critically synthesize literature, and formulate practical and theoretical solutions to environment and resource issues as they relate to sustainable development. - describe the processes, functions, flows and players in a logistics system, the supply chain objectives and performance indicators. - describe and analyse the environmental issues related to transportation and logistics - apply the SCOR model for processes, functions, and flow descriptions in a logistics system. - describe SCM (supply chain management) issues that are important such as collaboration, use of information technology and information systems, and more
Learning activities:
The course will include lectures that could be followed online on web or as recorded files. In addition will there be exercises to solve. Making of a project report will aslo be a part of the learning activites.
Teaching support:
Information given at first lecture
Bachelor degree in for instance engiennering, biology, chemistry, food, animal husbandry.
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Nominal workload:
225 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
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Type of course:
Total lectures 55, divided on 14 weeks Total seminars, problem sets and project work 28, divided on 14 weeks
The course is a part of the AQ food cooperation between NTNU, DTU, SLU and UiO. This specific course is given by the university of Iceland (Gudrun Olafsdottir), but there will ba a local responsible at NMBU, Odd-Ivar Lekang
External examiner.
Examination details: Term paper: A - E / Ikke bestått