PK6028 - Production and Supply Chain Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 50/100 30 minutes A
Assignment 50/100

Course content

Module: Specialisation in logistics and purchasing management

The course focuses on design, planning and control of material and information flow within a factory and in the supply chain.


  • Supply chain and production strategies
  • Development of holistic control models for production and supply chain
  • Planning and control of production and inventory
  • Production and distribution networks
  • Aggregated planning, master planning, and material requirements planning
  • Principles for production control (Kanban, Heijunka, Conwip, etc.)
  • Industry 4.0, digitalization and ICT (ERP, scheduling, data capture, etc.)
  • Coordination, supply chain collaboration and information sharing
  • Sustainable production, logistics and supply chain

Learning outcome


After completion, the student should:

  • Have in depth knowledge of the key planning and control tasks in production and supply chain
  • Be able to use key theories, methods, principles and concepts in planning and control of production and supply chains
  • Know the possibilities afforded by Industry 4.0, digitalization and ICT tools


After completion, the student should be able to:

  • Independently apply acquired knowledge, theory, concepts, and methods to describe and analyse a company’s supply chain
  • Use methods and techniques to analyse and develop rational logistics solutions and assess the potential for Industry 4.0 technologies

General competence:

After completion, the student should be able to:

  • Carry out an independent research or development project

Learning methods and activities

The course is taught in Norwegian and consists of two seminars in Trondheim, with lectures, exercises, and cases. There will also be a visit to NTNU’s Logistics 4.0 laboratory.

Between seminars there are self-study activities with digital lectures, curriculum, and exercises.

A semester project must be carried out and reported, and guidance to this is offered.

The course is part of NTNU’s continuing education program and there is a course fee. See NTNU Videre’s webpage for more information.

Further on evaluation

The semester paper must receive a passing grade for the student to quality for the oral exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVC51)
Continuing courses in Management (MORGEMNER)
Management (MORG)

Required previous knowledge

Please refer to the requirements for admission to the program Master of Management. Participation is limited and subject to entry requirements and priority rules set out in the study plan.

Course materials

Couse material will be announced at semester start.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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