Course code BUS340

BUS340 Supply Chain Management

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2018 - 2019 .

Course responsible: Kolbjørn Christoffersen
Teachers: Karl Jens Fredrik Bengtsson
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Course contents:
The supply chain, strategic fit and drivers. Designing the supply chain network. Planning demand and supply in a supply chain. Planning and managing inventories in a supply chain. Sourcing, transporting, and pricing products. Coordination and technology in the supply chain.
Learning outcome:


The candidate has knowledge about:

  • Key supply chain management concepts
  • The relation between competitive and supply chain strategies
  • Design of supply chain networks
  • Forecasting methods
  • Stock management and optimization of service levels
  • Aggregate planning in a supply chain
  • Transportation in a supply chain
  • Sourcing, pricing and revenue management
  • Coordination in a supply chain


The candidate can:

  • Develop and use quantitative models to support supply chain decisions
  • Use creative, critical and reflective thinking to address organizational opportunities and challenges
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, and two cases with mandatory attendance.
Chopra S., P. Meindl. (2016). Supply Chain Management. Pearson. 6th edition.
STAT100 Statistics. 
Recommended prerequisites:
BUS240 Operations Management or some other basic logistics course. BUS230 Operations Research.
Mandatory activity:

2 cases with subsequent group discussions.

Mandatory activities that are completed and approved in a given year will also be approved the following year.


Take-home exam, part 1.  Weights 25%.

Take-home exam, part 2.  Weights 25%.

Final written exam.  Weights 50%.  Duration: 3 hours.

Since the course has continuous exam, exam will only take place in autumn semester. There will not be any new/postponed exam in spring semester.

Nominal workload:
300 hours total work for the students.
Entrance requirements:
Type of course:
Lectures and oral presentations: 50 hours.
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått