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2020/2021  MA-MMBSO1010U  Supply-Chain Management - New Logistical Challenges

English Title
Supply-Chain Management - New Logistical Challenges

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Second Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics
Course coordinator
  • Aseem Kinra - Department of Operations Management (OM)
  • Herbert Kotzab
    Jan Mouritsen - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Supply chain management and logistics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 02-07-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Identify and discuss recent developments in global trade impacting global transportation and maritime logistics management
  • Explain concepts, theories, models and frameworks in order to analyse sourcing and supply management practices and their relation to the organisation and the supply chain
  • Identify and contrast the different strategies that are applicable in the design of supply chains
  • Apply central parts of the module material to a practical logistics or supply chain management problem
  • Explore and resolve supply chain management issues and communicate with others in the field, thereby contributing to the development of good practice
Supply-Chain Management - New Logistical Challenges:
Exam ECTS 5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This module discusses the main principles of logistics and supply chain management and the implications for shipping. The module addresses the importance of a customer orientation as well as the impact of changing macro trends creating extreme volatility in market demand. The participants will gain an understanding of the importance of managing the end-to-end supply chain.


Description of the teaching methods
The module will combine lectures, discussions, group work and case presentations. Reading material will be provided to the participants in beforehand for preparation for the module. Participants will be encouraged to think of a relevant work-related project where they can apply the theory they have learned throughout the module in order to translate theoretical learning into practice.
Feedback during the teaching period
The feedback
Feedback is given to the student together with the grade when written and oral exams have been evaluated.

The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Lectures 32,75 hours
Preparation and exam 104,75 hours
Last updated on 02-07-2020