Course syllabus

Logistik i försörjningskedjor
Supply Chain Management

MTT240, 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: MLOG1
Elective for: E4-pla, I4, I4-lf, M4-lp
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Supply chain management can be defined as “the systemic and strategic coordination of the business processes and functions within and between organisations across the supply chain for the purposes of improving the long term performance of the individual company as well as the supply chain as a whole.” Consequently the course provides advanced knowledge about logistics systems from a supply chain perspective. Principles and methods used to produce an effective and efficient flow of material and information, from the supplier of raw material, through companies to the ultimate consumers, are introduced. In addition, the course provides the student with skills in handling methods and tools for the analysis, design and development of supply chains. The course will also strengthen the students’ holistic view on supply chain operations, management and strategy, and discuss some current research areas in supply chain management.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

This means e.g. to:

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

independently be able to

The student is also expected to be able to

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Hopefully, the student will acquire a lifelong interest in contributing to developing the academic as well as the applied profession of logistics.


The course consists of five parts: Concepts, Stucture & Processes, Management, Strategy & Collaboration, and Outlook. Initially processes and the supply chain concept are discussed and defined as well as their implications on structure and organization. Cross functional and interorganizational processes and how they could be indentified and integrated are dealt with. Different issues on the management of supply chains are thoroughly analyzed, e.g. information requirements for efficient supply chain processes, incentives role to align functions and organizations in a supply chain, performance measurement. The fourth part of the course covers strategic implications from globalization and integrated management of supply chains, e.g. risk management. There will be an examination on the course literature. Students will practice the use of methods and tools in the analysis and design of different supply chain processes, e.g. by analyzing case studies and simulation games as well as presenting their analyses. All assignments are compulsory and carried out in teams.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: To qualify for a final grade, the student must have passed a written quiz/examination, passed all assigned case studies and completed the compulsory assignments satisfactorily. Compulsory attendance may occur in certain parts.

Code: 0108. Name: Supply Chain Management.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed written examination. Contents: Covers literature and lectures.
Code: 0208. Name: Assignments.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: The assignments/cases are graded and constitute 50% of the final grade. The case grade and the written examination grade determine the final grade for the complete course. Contents: In the assignment/case studies, the students will work in groups to analyze and solve assignments (cases, simulation game) and to write and orally present the case analysis .


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: MTTF10/MTTN25 Materials Handling, MTT045 International Physical Distribution, MIO022 Management Organization, MIOF10 Production and Inventory Control and MIO040 Managerial Economics, AC.
The number of participants is limited to: 100
Selection: Selection is based on a) accepting students corresponding to what each EPB (Educational Policy Board) has budgeted, b) prioritizing students following a specialisation where this course is compulsory, c) considering the number of points achieved in their programme; d) considering grades in courses within their programme.
The course overlaps following course/s: MTT016

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Andreas Norrman,
Course homepage:
Further information: Participation is mandatory for the first session. Absence from the first class session will result in an automatic drop from the course.