ML2113 Supply Chain Management 7.5 credits

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Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Supply chains and control of these
Information sharing
Inventory management
Strategic procurement issues

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is that the student should obtain understanding of and tools for supply chain management in technology-intensive sectors, but also that they should realise how these theories and tools can be applied in service-producing supply chains.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Define Supply Chain Management (SCM) and give example of supply chains for physical products
  • Survey and analyse cooperation between different parts of an organisation as well as between different companies within a supply chain for physical products
  • Explain the effect of information sharingas countermeasure to the Bullwhip effect
  • Evaluate various types of inventory control in a supply chain, such as for instance Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • Describe operational procurement processes and be able to explain procurement related terms
  • Survey and assess different producing companies' supplier networks based on Kraljic's matrix

Course Disposition

project work

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Approved project, PRO1, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A-F
Approved written examination, TEN1, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A-F

The final grade is weighted according to the weight of the examination parts.

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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Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge

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 ML2113

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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