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2010/2011  KAN-SCM_SE56  Supply Chain Business Project

English Title
Supply Chain Business Project

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
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
Herbert Kotzab
Main Category of the Course
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
Aim of the course
The goal of the business project is to enable the students to transform theoretical knowledge of two semesters into practical problem solving.

At the exam the students must be able to formulate relevant SCM problems, apply theories to an empirical setting, solve real practical issues; show an ability to choose relevant theories; critically reflect upon SCM practices
Students not having a basic SCM background are required to read a ground textbook within SCM before starting this course.
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Exam Period Spring Term and August
The assessment is external and consists of a written report of max. 40 pages per group. The project report is written in groups but the oral exam is individual. The deadline for submission of the report is in June. The exact deadlines are determined by the line secretary. At the oral exam the written report is used as basis for the discussion. The final grade for the course is weighted between the written and the oral performance by an internal examiner and an external examiner cf. the General Degree Regulations § 25, 1. 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
Individual oral exam based on a written project report of max. 40 pages prepared in groups of max. 4 students. In the oral exam, the written report is used as basis for the discussion. The final grade for the course is weighted between the written and the oral performance.
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

The students are encouraged to carry out case studies to analyse and reflect upon the various SCM issues in practice, and develop analytical, design and implementation competences. During the work, students will receive insight to a real-life supply chain problem setting, its boundaries and requirements for solving specific supply chain problems. Some research areas and company contacts will be provided during the first class, it is however also possible to identify the research topic as well as company contacts by the students themselves. The approach includes the development of theory-driven research design, student-driven project management, an empirical project and feedback-loop to theory.

Teaching Methods
To train students in transforming SCM theory into practical problem solving through the writing process, supervision is given by the SCM-faculty.