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Global Supply Chain Management (online)Laajuus (5 cr)

Code: HB00CJ43

Credits

5 op

Teaching language

  • English

Responsible person

  • Mikko Somerla

Objective

In this course, we will look closely at supply chain management from a general manager's viewpoint. We shall focus on the crucial role of logistics and how to efficiently handle the transfer of information or products in a supply chain. The course will highlight the connection between the design of a logistics system and the main goals of the supply chain.

Our main goal is to understand how the choices made in logistics can deeply impact both the performance of a single company and the overall effectiveness of the supply chain. Throughout the class, we will explore the important connections between the structures of supply chains and the logistical abilities of a company or supply chain. Additionally, we will talk about the modern idea of the demand chain, using logistics management, supply chain management, and demand chain management interchangeably to give a complete understanding of how they all work together in the business world.

Competences:
This course emphasizes the following key aspects: Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Learning to learn, Internationality and Multiculturalism and responsible international business management

Content

Logistics and supply chain management are unique, representing a paradox to some extent, as they involve one of the oldest and simultaneously one of the most recently acknowledged business activities. The activities within the supply chain system, such as communication, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and facility location, have been integral since the inception of commercial endeavors. It is challenging to envision any product reaching a customer without the essential support provided by logistics.

However, it is only in recent years that companies have begun recognizing logistics and supply chain management as a crucial source of competitive advantage. There is a growing realization that a company's performance is inherently tied to the effectiveness of its logistics system. This recognition is amplified by the shrinking product life cycles and the heightened levels of competition in the contemporary business landscape.

Today, logistics and supply chain management present both a significant challenge and a tremendous opportunity for most firms, given the dynamic nature of business environments.

Qualifications

First year studies or basic business studies

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The overall assessment consists of the total points of the assignments and the exam indicated in the course.
- Sufficient(1) - You understand the basics and terminology, but you have significant lack of interpretation of key issues.

- Satisfactory (2) - You understand the basics and terminology, but you have shortcomings in applying key issues.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

- Good (3) - You have mastered the key aspects of the course. You have achieved a good level in the topics described in the learning outcomes and can apply the skills you have learned.
- Very Good (4) - You have achieved an excellent level in almost all the subjects described in the learning outcomes and are able to apply and analyze the skills you have learned.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

- Excellent (5) - You have achieved an excellent level in all the subjects described in the learning outcomes and are able to apply the skills you have learned in a critical and innovative way.