ME2053 Logistics & Supply Chain Management 6.0 credits

Logistik & Supply Chain Management

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The competitive strength of the technology intensive firm is, today, decided by the ability to deliver customized products and services worldwide in a fast and cost-effective way. The competition is, therefore, no longer between individual firms, but between value chains. This means that a company’s ability to compete is dependent on the weaknesses and strengths of their customers and suppliers. The demand for integration and cooperation between different actors will therefore be even more accentuated, and the aim of this course is to show how resources and activities can be coordinated all through the value chain for increased effectiveness.

The focus in this course is on the role of logistics.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Industrial Management
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to apply basic techniques and theoretical perspectives within the area of supply chain management by:

  • Defining and identifying basic models and theoretical perspectives.
  • Explain basic models and theoretical perspectives by giving examples on their use.
  • Individually use basic models and theoretical perspectives in situations to analyze and improve the effectiveness in supply chains.

Course main content

The course consists of different elements with literature seminars and cases.The following areas will be dealt with:

  • Localisation decisions
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Inventory and forcasting
  • Marketing and restructuring of channels
  • Strategies for sourcing and supply management
  • Strategies for information and communication
  • Product development
  • Service and after-market support
  • Reverse logistics and green issues
  • Outsourcing and strategic alliances
  • Performance measurement
  • Globalization


6,0 hp in Industrial management or equivalent and 120 hp.

Documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.


Meddelas vid kursstart.


  • INL3 - Assignment, 2.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • INL4 - Assignment, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management


Luca Urciuoli (


Luca Urciuoli <>

Supplementary information

The system Bilda is used


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2019.