ORL-31306 Advanced Supply Chain Management


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Practical intensively supervised28
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. JM Bloemhof
Lecturer(s)dr. KGJ Pauls-Worm
prof. dr. ir. JGAJ van der Vorst
dr. ir. WE Kuiper
dr. ir. MPM Meuwissen
prof. dr. JH Trienekens
prof. dr. JM Bloemhof
prof.dr. ir. GJ Hofstede
Examiner(s)dr. KGJ Pauls-Worm
prof. dr. ir. JGAJ van der Vorst
prof. dr. JH Trienekens
dr. ir. WE Kuiper
dr. ir. MPM Meuwissen
prof. dr. JM Bloemhof
prof.dr. ir. GJ Hofstede

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

ORL-20306 Decision Science 1, MST-21306 Advanced Management and Marketing, MST-24806 Supply Chain Management

Continuation courses:

BEC-30306 Advanced Agricultural Business Economics, INF-31306 Information Systems, MCB-31306 Innovations in Marketing Decision Making , MST-31306 Case Studies Management, ORL-30806 Operations Research and Logistics


This course provides a theoretical basis for multi-disciplinary analysis and improvement of supply chains and networks, focusing especially on supply chain modelling methods. It builds upon the (qualitative) theories and concepts discussed in 'Introduction to SCM' . It is about operations management processes, strategic partnerships and operational performance.

Learning outcomes:

After completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and apply important supply chain theories from logistics, marketing, management, information science and economics;
- describe and analyse supply chain processes from a multi-disciplinary point of view and construct redesigns for specific supply chain problems;
- discuss theory and procedures of important supply chain modelling techniques;
- formulate and solve specific supply chain models (from marketing, economics or logistics perspective) in case a specific problem is presented.


Study the reader, active participation in lectures and tutorials, computer practical, case-study.


Written exam.


Supply Chain Management, Strategy, Planning and Operation, 4th edition, Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl, 2010. Uitgevery: Pearson. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-609451-7.

Restricted Optional for: MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMScA: Management Studies5AF
MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMScD: Management, Innovation and Life Sciences5AF
MFTFood TechnologyMScH: Sustainable Food Processing5AF