spring 2020
STE6292 Supply Chain Management - 5 ECTS

Last changed 06.11.2020

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October

Type of course

Theoretical course. The course may be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering program with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics.

Application code: 9371 

Suggested pre-requisites: STE6271 Manufacturing logistics

Course content

The course explores the historical development of logistics to supply chain management. The necessity and importance of supply chain management in current competition-intensified global market are stated. In addition to the traditional performances of a supply chain, sustainability is explored and discussed as important performance with increasing relevance in managing a supply chain. 

During the course, we will also discuss key strategic drivers of supply chain performance. Theories, technologies, methods and tools in managing these drivers will also be explored. Other relevant contents include:

  •  basic theories in competitive strategy
  •  the strategic balance and basic elements in supply chain management 
  • network planning and distribution 
  • forecasting and revenue management 
  • international supply chain and sourcing management 
  • green perspectives - from ´cradle-to-cradle´

Recommended prerequisites

STE6271 Manufacturing Logistics

Objectives of the course

The course will provide knowledge:

  • within the academic field of logistics and supply chain management and specialized insight in managing drivers for performance management of a supply chain
  • on different theories and methods in the field of supply chain management
  • has thorough knowledge of the different theories and methodologies that enable holistic thinking of an industrial system

The course enable students to acquire skills in:

  • using the theoretical knowledge and methods and can work systematically and independently on practical and theoretical problems
  • using relevant methods in supply chain management to perform research and development work in an independent manner
  • can carry out an independent, limited research or development project within the field of supply chain management

After completing the course, a student should be able to:

  • apply the knowledge and skills within supply chain management to related areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects
  • communicate about academic issues and with relevant industrial sectors by using the relevant terminology to communicate with specialists and also with the general public
  • contribute to new thinking and innovation processes by using the knowledge and skills from the course.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lecturing, individual exercises, group work and presentation, and panel discussion.


Mandatory tasks The specification of mandatory tasks will be given in the beginning of the course. 

Assessment 3 hour written exam account for 100% of the grade in the course. The grading will be done by using a A-F grading scale, where F is a fail.

Re-sit exam A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: STE6292