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2020/2021  MA-MMFUV1017U  Creating Value-driven Supply Chains

English Title
Creating Value-driven Supply Chains

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 6 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Min. participants 10
Max. participants 30
Study board
Study Board for Master i forretningsudvikling
Course coordinator
  • Kim Sundtoft Hald - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Supply chain management and logistics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 01-07-2020

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Learning objectives
Students should exhibit the ability to:
  • Identify problems of relevance to creating value-driven supply chains
  • Apply theories and models to analyze problems of relevance to creating value-driven supply chains
  • Critically reflect on the theoretical and practical implications of the analysis
Creating Value-driven Supply Chains:
Exam ECTS 6
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 Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 3
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam Home assignment - written product
Size of written product: Max. 10 pages
Assignment type: Essay
Duration: Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Description of the exam procedure

Oral examination based on synopsis individually or in groups of up to 3 students. It is expected that students prepare a presentation of their written material and present it at the examination. The written synopsis as well as the presentation will form the basis of the final grading.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The ability to design and manage processes and supply chains is a key competence in modern business development. Today, in order to innovate, develop, produce and deliver services and products, modern supply managers need to engage intelligently in the design and execution of complex business relationships, information technologies, logistics, global supply chains and performance measurement systems. These are all core themes in this course, which will cover the latest developments in research and practices in these areas with a special focus on business development and the agile, robust and innovative supply chain.


Key themes: 

  • Operations and supply chain management as enablers of business development
  • Business models for managing global supply chains
  • Supply chain value creation
  • Performance management in the agile, robust and innovative supply chain.
Description of the teaching methods
The course uses principles of blended learning to support student learning processes. It is expected that students prepare well based on online materials before joining the 4 class room workshops. Students should reflect on how course material and theories can be applied in students own empirical context. Class room activities will include a combination of group-work as well as joint class room discussions, teacher- and student presentations.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given during lectures.
Student workload
Preparation 95 hours
Lectures 32 hours
Exam 0,5 hours
Last updated on 01-07-2020