Course syllabus

Informationssystem för logistik och försörjningskedjor
Supply Chain Information Systems

MTTN20, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2013-04-17

General Information

Elective for: I5, I5-mf, M5-lp
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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:

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: A) individual assignments, b) written and oral presentations of the projects c) approved laboratory work.

Parts
Code: 0112. Name: Project.
Credits: 2,5. 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: 0212. Name: Individual Assignment.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved individual assignment.
Code: 0312. Name: Laboratory Work.
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.

Admission

Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 16.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Henrik Sternberg, henrik.sternberg@tlog.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.tlog.lth.se
Further information: Participation is mandatory for the first session. Absence from the first class session will result in an automatic drop from the course.