Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
SUPPLY CHAIN INFORMATION SYSTEMSMTTN20
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: I4, I4mf, M4lp. Course coordinator: Associate professor Dag Näslund, dag.naslund@tlog.lth.se and PhD Candidate Ali Pazirandeh, ali.pazirandeh@tlog.lth.se, Engineering Logistics. Prerequisites: MTT105/F10 Logistics or MTTN01 Logistics in the Building Process, MIO030 Production and Inventory Control, and at least 2 of the following courses: MTT091 Materials Handling, MTTF10 Materials Handling, MTT045 International Physical Distribution and MTT240 Supply Chain Management. Assessment: A) passed written examination, b) written and oral presentations of the projects c) approved laboratory work. Parts: 3. Home page: http://www.tlog.lth.se.

Aim
The purpose of the course is to provide understanding and skills for how to select, evaluate, implement and use different types of Information Technology (IT) systems for Supply Chain and Logistics Management. The students will be introduced to systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (MRP/ERP), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Transport Optimization (Fleet Management Systems), and Replenishment. The course will provide in depth understanding of selected systems via field trips and laboratory workshops. Students should also be familiar with critical issues regarding overall system architecture, such as advantages and disadvantages of selecting a general system versus a customized system.

By independently working with company related projects, the students are trained in small groups in identifying, theorizing, analyzing and solving problems related to Supply Chain IT software programs and solutions available in the market. In order to support this work, the course provides knowledge in different available modules and specifications, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to lectures and project, the course includes laboratory workshops and field trips to study utilizations of Logistic/Supply Chain information systems.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
The course is executed through lectures, laboratory workshops, field trips and an independent project. The lectures will introduce the students to various available IT software programs and solutions for the supply chain. Aspects covered in lectures will include software program modules, applications, requirements, specifications and so forth. Further, laboratory workshops are conducted to deepen the students’ knowledge and understandings of these IT solutions and to introduce them to their user interfaces. In addition, we will conduct field trips to introduce the students to the real life implications of these Logistics/Supply Chain information systems. Finally the students will conduct an applied group project in collaboration with a public or private organization/company.

The course will deal with the following themes:

Literature
Compendium “Supply chain information systems”
Further literature will be communicated later.

Parts

Code: 0110. Name: Supply Chain Information Systems.
Higher education credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed written examination. Contents: Covers literature and lectures.

Code: 0210. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Satisfactorily completed project. Contents: By independently working with company related projects, the students are trained in small groups in identifying, theorizing, analyzing and solving problems related to Supply Chain IT software programs and solutions available in the market.

Code: 0310. Name: Laboratory Work.
Higher education credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Satisfactorily completed laboratory work. Contents: Laboratory workshops are conducted to deepen the students’ knowledge and understandings of the IT solutions and to introduce them to their user interfaces.