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2013/2014  KAN-SCM_SE56  Supply Chain Business Project

English Title
Supply Chain Business Project

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Britta Gammelgaard - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Last updated on 05-08-2013
Learning objectives
Identify and discuss a relevant and non-trivial theory or practice based SCM problem
  • Develop and discuss an appropriate research design and methodology for solving a SCM problem
  • Develop a theoretical framework to analyze real-life primary data
  • Critically evaluate results (validity and reliability)
  • Develop an action plan for a theory based consultancy project and reflect on implementation issues. Alternatively, generate implications for practice for research projects
  • Manage the project work and external relationships with respondents and project sponsors in a professional way
Supply Chain Business Project:
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 4 students in the group
Size of written product Max. 40 pages
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure
The assessment is external and consists of a written report of max. 40 pages per group. At the oral exam the written report is used as basis for the discussion. The final gradefor the courseisacomprehensive assessment ofthe written andoral performance.The deadline for submission of the project, which is regarded as examination registration, is stipulated in the programme guidance notes. The make-up/re-examination is in August
Course content and structure

 The course consists of two introductory lectures; a written project report and an oral exam based on the report. The first lecture sets out with an introduction and discussion of methodological issues when approaching SCM problems in practice. Next, an overview of methods used in SCM research is presented and discussed. Especially qualitative methods and the data collection process are emphasized. The second lecture will highlight the challenge of getting access to data and collaborating with case companies to reach recommendations for practice. Finally, project management issues are presented and discussed.
The BP report must contain a problem formulation and research question(s) and research design, methodology, theoretical framework, analysis and conclusion plus suggestions of further studies. For most projects it will be relevant to include a proposal for an action plan for management in the case company. Alternatively, implications for practice must be stated.

Teaching methods
Dialogue lectures and supervision of project work.
Last updated on 05-08-2013