PK8206 - Planning and Control in Industrial Supply Chains


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Efficient logistics processes are essential for a company’s competitiveness. Concepts and solutions where information and communication technology (ICT) is an important tool must be developed to support properties of the value chain. This topic handles three central elements of logistics in industrial value chains: Advanced logistics management and control, ICT solutions for integration and automation of value chains, and value chain models and structures. Management and control encompasses control models, theories and principles for controlling a value chain. In particular the focus is on principles and models for lean and automatic value chain control. ICT solutions for operation and communication will focus on systems and processes. The structural aspects of the value chain will be highlighted by studying theories and concepts for cooperation, collaboration and processes organization.

Learning outcome

• Profound and specialized knowledge about central problems related to management of logistic operations in the supply chain of manufacturing and trading enterprises, with emphasis on management and design, ICT, and decision support
• Thorough understanding of the supply chain system, its components and processes, utilization of ICT and the establishment, management and improvement of supply chains
• Understanding and application of relevant models, analytical tools and methods
• Insight into what constitute core technologies within the respective processes
• Training in scientific solution of industrial problems and report-writing

• Ability to apply acquire knowledge for developing holistic solutions within management of industrial supply chains and identify opportunities for innovation
• Ability of scientific reflection and argumentation
• Ability to transform theories to practical application based on well-founded choices of relevant alternative solutions
• Critically and independently evaluate analytical tools, methods, technical models and solutions
• Carry out an independent and technical engineering research project under supervision
• Scientific renewal and adjustments on own initiative

General competence (attitudes)
• Understand the role of logistics in a broader industrial and societal perspective
• Cooperate and contribute to multidisciplinary interaction
• Communicate technical logistic problems and solutions to specialists and the general public
• Hold an international perspective on one’s one profession an develop the ability of international interaction

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and study group. Self study. Write scientific article.

Further on evaluation

To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Course materials

Articles and chapters from books. Lecturing materials.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Management
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Production Management
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Industrial Economics
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Manufacturing Systems
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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