Course syllabus

Projekt och forskningsmetodik inom logistik
Project and Research Methodologies in Supply Chain Management

MTTN65, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-04-04

General Information

Compulsory for: MLOG2
Elective for: I5, M5
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The overall purpose of the course is to provide the students with an understanding for and skills in how to organize a project within a logistics context. The course builds on previous courses within the logistics area and gives the students an opportunity to deepen as well as practically apply the theoretical knowledge which has been provided in earlier courses. The students obtain knowledge and insights into research methodologies and project management, before taking on a group project where they are trained in identifying, theorizing, analyzing and providing suggestions for improvement in a chosen supply chain management area.

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




The course consists of three parts. The first part deals with research methodology and different research methods.
The second part is concerned with project management and different project methods and tools. The third part is a project that is carried out in groups of approximately 4 persons. Each group shall with the aid of the supervisor select and define a project task in the supply chain domain. The course contains the following themes:


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Approved written and oral presentation of the projects.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jan Olhager,