BMO-24806 Supply Chain Management


Studiepunten 6.00

Group work6
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. JH Trienekens
Lecturer(s)B Behdani
prof. dr. JH Trienekens
dr. IE de Hooge
dr. CN Verdouw
prof.dr. ir. GJ Hofstede
Examiner(s)prof. dr. JH Trienekens

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

MST-24306 Management and Marketing.

Continuation courses:

YSS-32806 Advanced Supply Chain Management.


Aim is to give students knowledge of and insight in business incentives for supply chain management and the effects of coordination of processes in supply chains. The course will provide a theoretical basis and introduction to multi-disciplinary analysis of supply chains, supported by practical knowledge based on recent case-studies. It will enable the students to understand and analyse supply chain goods and information flows and to understand supply chain improvement options.
The focus will be on management and coordination of operational processes in supply chains, from supply of raw materials until delivery of end-products to consumers. Attention is paid to: 1. Supply Chain Strategy, including supply chain strategy design, customer fulfillment strategies, product development and order fulfillment, 2. Supply Chain Design, including globalisation aspects, cost management and outsourcing, 3. Supply Chain Collaboration, including relationships management, information sharing and performance measurement.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- recognize management and coordination issues in supply chains;
- understand main concepts in the field of supply chain management;
- to critically assess literature on supply chain management and make applications to real-life chains;
- distinguish the main developments and issues in national as well as international food supply chains;
- understand improvement options in food supply chains regarding chain strategy, chain design and chain collaboration.


The course consists of lectures in which the major Supply Chain Management issues are addressed, working in groups on case-studies and discussion meetings. In performing case studies (in small groups of 4 persons) students must achieve the capabilities to analyse supply chain issues and understand options for improvement.
- 14 lectures and 3 discussion meetings;
- 3 case study assignments (10-20 hrs/case);
- Literature;
- Exam.


Written closed book exam (MC questions) plus group reports on case assignments (groups of 4-5 students).
Mark: 80% written exam and 20% case assignments.


-Fawcett S.E., L.M.Ellram, J.A.Ogden, 2014. Supply chain management, from vision to implementation. Pearson, Prentice Hall
- study case description
- (a few) Scientific articels to be defined during the course.

Verplicht voor: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBScA: Spec. A - Business Studies2MO
Keuze voor: MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMScD: Spec. D - Management in Life Sciences2MO
MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMScD: Spec. D - Management in Life Sciences2MO
MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMScD: Spec. D - Management in Life Sciences2MO
MFTFood TechnologyMScH: Spec. H - Food Entrepreneurship2MO
Verplicht voor: WUSCMBSc Minor Supply Chain Management2MO