Supply Chain Analytics / Supply Chain Analytics

Studienævn for efter- og videreuddannelse på Samfundsvidenskab og Sundhedsvidenskab , Slagelse
Teaching activity id: 8851401.
Teaching language: English.ECTS / weighting: 5 ECTS / 0.083 full-time equivalent.
Examination language: English.
Exam activity id: 8851402.Approved: 31-10-17.
Period: Spring 2018.
Grading: Internal grading with co-examiner.
Assessment: 7-point scale.
Offered in: Kolding.

Subject director:
Professor Jan Stentoft, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management.

Admission requirements HD part 2 and Basic Operations and Supply Chain Management Theory.

The aim of the course is to discuss and analyze issues that concern the acquisition and use of analytical models throughout the supply chain.
  • This course provides a spreadsheet-based, example-driven approach to learn about important supply chain models, problems, and solution methodologies
  • to develop valuable modeling skills that students can appreciate and use effectively in their careers
  • reinforce and enrich your understanding of supply chain theories, principles, and concepts studied previously in foundation courses through excel applications (Operations & Supply chain management course)

Content - Key areas:
Linear programming based supply chain models
Network design models in the Supply Chain
Strategies of aggregate planning models
Designing Distribution Networks and Applications to e-Business 
Transportation in supply chain which includes Routing and scheduling models
Supply chain games

Goals description (SOLO taxonomy):
After having participated in the course the student should be able to
  1. Identify main problems in logistics, and coordination of information in a supply chain
  2. Explain the effect of a supply chain on business operations
  3. Model and solve “messy” supply chain problems
  4. Choose and apply an appropriate inventory model to improve supply chain performance
  5. Understand the importance of transportation and logistics in the supply chain and be familiar with ways in which transportation problems are modeled and solved
  6. Use Excel to solve several supply chain operational problems

Hand outs

Chopra, S. & Meindl, P. (2012), Supply Chain Management, Strategy, Planning and Operation, 5. Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, New York

Taylor, B.W. (2010), Introduction to Management science, 10 Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, New York

Time of classes:

Form of instruction:
The course is taught in English. The format is a mixture of lectures and interactive elements like group exercises, and class room experiments. In doing so, the student is supported in evolving competencies as stated in the goals description.

It is expected that the student will use:

Lectures and Tutorials
28 hours
67 hours
30 hours
125 hours

Time of examination:
The ordinary written examination in May/June
Re-examination in August.

Participation in the re-examination requires that you have participated in the ordinary examination in the same exam period.

Examination conditions:

Form of examination for the certificate:
The evaluation of the course is based on a 3 hours written exam.

Supplemental information for the form of examination:

Written exam:
Duration: 3 hours.
Location: The test is conducted in exam rooms with own PC
Internet: Necessary
Hand out: Physical in examination room
Hand in: Via SDU-assignment on the course page on Blackboard
Extent: No restrictions
Exam Aids: It is allowed to bring USB keys, books and notes

Re-examination is held as the ordinary exam.

Re-examination can be held as an oral exam if the number of registered examinees dictates this exam form as the most appropriate.

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (SCM)
2nd semester, mandatory. Offered in: Kolding