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”Simulation-based Improvement of Supply Chain Performance”

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AH2111 (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Decision models at detailed design level are treated. The student will be taught how to effectively operate supply chains, and after the course he/she will be able to:

  • Identify problems in supply chain operations
  • Collect data from company-wide databases
  • Conduct planned experiments to find up relationships between process parameters
  • Implementsupply chain improvements projects.

Intended learning outcomes

The course is intended to give the students the knowledge of contemporary methods used in reengineering and performance improvement of supply chains through work with actual problem in association with a company involved in logistics. The course involves true application of basic decision models for logistics operation and management. After the course the student will be able to understand underlying concepts in supply chains, explain reasons of particular observed behaviours, understand problems and develop solutions.

In particular the student will be capable of:

  • Model and analyse how different policies /decision alternatives affect grow, robustness, stability, performance and profitability of supply chains
  • Model and analyse multi-tier ‘supply-make-deliver’ chains
  • Make a conceptual design of a supply chain to specification of a given market characteristics

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A completed Bachelor´s degree in Engineering, Schience, Economics or Planning including and documented proficiency in EnglishB or equivalent.

AH2102- Logistics and transport, or knowledge in Supply Chain Management at advanced level or similar

Recommended prerequisites

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John Sterman, Business Dynamics: Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2000

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 15,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

ÖVN1 - Exercise, 15.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Other requirements for final grade

Approved laboratories and seminars
Written report, which is also orally presented

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AH2111

Offered by

ABE/Transport Planning

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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