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Global Supply Chain (5 cr)

Code: TLLY7500-3019

General information


01.08.2023 - 24.08.2023


28.08.2023 - 19.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Face-to-face, 40 % Online learning


School of Technology


Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 20

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Purchasing and Logistics Engineering


  • Mikko Somerla


  • TLP21S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Purchasing and Logistics Engineering
  • TLP23VS
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Purchasing and Logistics Engineering (AMK) vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies


Global supply chain management is one of the key business processes in global companies. By measuring, analyzing, and continuously improving supply chain you can affect customer satisfaction, business productivity, and profitability. Supply chain management in companies is a broader concept that includes the whole process of planning and fulfillment from demand and forecast processes to customer invoicing. By managing supply chain, you can proactively react or prepare for better customer need fulfillment in a company.

During the course you will learn basics of Global supply chain and meaning of basic concepts of Supply chain management. Course will also help to understand basics of supply chain process and monitoring of results. After the course you will have a perspective to supply chain tasks.

This course develops and assesses the following know-how:
- Business skills, engineering practice, communication and team working.

Learning outcome
After completing this course, you will know the principles of Global supply chain. You will be able to apply how to manage Global supply chain, identifying risks and how to measure performance in Global supply chain. You will understand how to control the flows of materials and capacity management.


The course covers following main themes:
- Principles of Global supply chain
- Transportation modes in Global Supply Chain
- How to manage Global Supply Chain
- Global Supply Chain Risk management
- Global Supply Chain KPI:s (Key Performance Indicators)

Location and time

The main campus / Rajakatu 35

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Author: Chopra Sunil
Title: Supply Chain Management. Strategy, Planning and Operation. 6th Edition or newer.
Material: Book / eBook
Published: 2019, Pearson Education Limited

Author: Waters Donald
Title: Supply Chain Management. An introduction to Logistics. 2nd Edition.
Material: Book / eBook
Published: 2009, Palgrave McMillan

Slides that highlights essential information regarding supply chain. Slides are given in the learning management system.
Specific articles may be used. These will be informed in assignments.

Teaching methods

- Lectures, face-to-face (in English)
- Self-access learning
- Distance learning, specifically studies in learning management system (Moodle)
- Assignments (in English)
- Exam (in English)

Employer connections

Working life connections appear in assignments

Exam schedules

The date and method of the exam will be announced in the course opening information.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

The admission procedures for crediting are described in the degree rule and the study guide, if student has already acquired supply chain management knowledge in other school.

The teacher of the course will give you more information on possible specific course practices.

Student workload

One credit corresponds to an average of 27 hours of work, which means that the load of five credits is approximately 135 hours. The load is distributed in different ways depending on the course implementation.

In this implementation 21h lectures and approximately 114h (distance learning, small group learning, assignments and learning tasks)

Evaluation scale


Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

(1) The student demonstrates his / her competence in the subjects dealt with in the course, identifies the topics dealt with in the course.

(2) In addition to the above, the student can describe the topics covered in the course systematically and knows how to apply them.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

(3) In addition to the above, the student demonstrates the ability to justify the effects of different solutions and to make informed choices between options.

(4) In addition to the above, the student demonstrates the ability to apply what he or she has learned and to evaluate the solutions and their effects analytically.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

(5) In addition to the above, the student demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the course topics and the ability to structure and analyze the effects of solutions in a broader context. It also demonstrates innovation in applying what they have learned to different situations.


1st and 2nd year logistics professional studies