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2012/2013  KAN-CM_T77  Operations and Supply Chain Management

English Title
Operations and Supply Chain Management

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring, Third Quarter
Changes in course schedule may occur
Tuesdaý 08.00-09.40, week 6
Tuesday 08.00-11.30, week 7,9-13
Tuesday 12.35-16.05, week 8
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Juliana Hsuan - Department of Operations Management
Administration: Mette Kierkegaard - mki.om@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Management
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 21-11-2012
Learning objectives
  • Have a clear, overall understanding of Operations and Supply Chain Management as a field of expertise
  • Show knowledge of the theories, tools, concepts, and methodologies of Operations and Supply Chain Management and their applications
  • Understand and analyze concrete issues of Operations and Supply Chain Management in firms and suggest ways to solve these issues
  • To define the scope and limitations of Operations and Supply Chain Management in relation to related fields in Agribusiness and Innovation
  • Critically apply and combine the theories, tools, concepts, and methodologies to solve concrete problems faced by companies
The student should be well acquainted with basic statistics and economics theories. Furthermore, the course is closed for Cand.merc. SCM students.
Individual oral exam based on a mini project (individual or group)
Individual oral exam based on a miniproject (individual or group):
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period May/June
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 20 Minutes
The exam form is ‘individual oral exam’ based on a mini project (individual or group). The mini-project must be submitted two weeks before the date of the exam. The teacher will be the examiner and a second examiner (internal staff at CBS) will be appointed as censor at the oral exam.
Course content

The course focuses upon typical problems in manufacturing and service companies. During a series of seminars, the complexity of the management of daily operations and their strategic implications for competitive advantages of the firm in the long term will be explored, analyzed and discussed. The course does not concentrate on a single issue, but discusses various themes and problems. Strategic as well as operational managerial activities will be analysed.

Management of Operations and Supply Chains is oriented towards examining the configurations of interrelations between strategy and organization, and the supporting activities and technologies that make them work on a day to day basis. In order to deliver optimal solutions to the customers (be business-to-business and/or business-to-consumer) the scope of operations and supply chain management spans the entire set of internal and external processes.

The course’s development of personal competences:

The course will aid in the development of students’s ability to articulate theories as well as to use tools and methods to solve real problems in Operations and Supply Chain Management for organizations. 

Teaching methods
Further Information

in collaboration with Faculty of Life Sciences at Copenhagen University

Expected literature

Indicative literature:

Skjøtt-Larsen, T., Schary, P., Mikkola, J.H. and Kotzab, H. (2007) Managing the Global Supply Chain. 3rd Edition, Copenhagen Business School Press.

Paton, S., Clegg, B., Hsuan, J. and Pilkington, A. (2011) Operations Management. McGraw-Hill.

Additional articles will be provided for the course.

Last updated on 21-11-2012