ME2065 Operations and Supply Chain Strategy 6.0 credits
Manufacturing plays an important role in the Swedish economy and has during the last decade increasingly been viewed as a source of competitive advantage. Management and development of operations and supply chains is a key responsibility of engineers in all types of industries. The lectures are based on current research in operations and supply chain management and the content are then connected to cases and guest lectures. The purpose of the course is to give students the knowledge and tools needed to systematically and scientifically approach challenges within this topic.
The overall aim of the course is to give participants comprehensive knowledge on the strategic management of operations and supply chains in different types of industrial and technology based firms. After passing the course successfully, the student shall be able to analyze industrial systems as well as participate in, improve and lead change efforts in their respective technological areas.
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Content and learning outcomes
The industrial production is of crucial importance for the Swedish economy, and during the last decades, the production has been more and more perceived as strategic, as a source for competitive advantages. Management and development of production and supply chains is therefore a central assignment for engineers in all types of industries and social sectors. The lectures are based on current research and development in production and supply chains, which is then connected to case studies and guest lectures. The aim of the course is thus to give students knowledge and tools that are needed for a systematic and scientific method of handling challenges in this field.
The general aim of the course is to provide the participants specialised knowledge about strategic management of industrial activities and supply chains in different types of industry and technology companies The aim is that the course participants after completion of the course should be well prepared to participate in analysis and implementation of operations strategies and processes from a value chain and ecosystem perspective to achieve long-term competitiveness.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student should be able to:
- Analyse and evaluate how production activities and supply chains can be designed to increase the competitiveness in modern technology companies.
- Apply relevant concepts and theories such as servicification, digital ecosystems and flexible production, and evaluate implications of their use in the value chain.
- Critically analyse and discuss supply chains, based on technical, economical, sustainability and organisational perspectives.
Literature and preparations
Registered participant in ME2501 Perspectives on Industrial Management.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- SEM3 - Seminars, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TENB - Examination, 5.0 credits, grading scale: 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.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 ME2065
Main field of study
Course with similar/overlapping content is ME2013. You can only take one of them.
Open only for TINEM.
Not open for exchange students.