SMF2014 - Digital supply chains and ERP systems


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

DEL 1 (40%)
(1) Digital transformation impact on business competitive advantage
(2) Digital SC technologies (e.g. IoTs, VR, Intelligent things, Blockchain, UAVs)
(3) Big data and analytics in the supply chain
(4) Omni-channels in the supply chain
(5) Cyber risks, IP theft, & compliance in supply chains
(6) Ethics and the people-technology interface
DEL II (60%)
(7) ERP systems: characteristics of ERP solutions
(8) Introduction workflow structure & management with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
(9) Create queries (as goods receiver, a sales person, Production planner, Procurement manager, Logistics manager, Accountant etc) manage and integrate reports.

Learning outcome

In this course the students shall learn about the use of digital tools and systems, and real-time information to improve supply chain performance and enhance overall efficiency and responsiveness.

It is expected that the student shall get knowledge to:
(1) develop a digital supply chain strategy that embeds the right technologies for a business operation.
(2) understand the key decisions that influence digital supply chain transformation agenda of a business.
(3) demonstrate the use of ERP system information to optimize material, information and financial flows of a business operation.

It is expected that the student shall get skills to:
(1) apply different digital SC tools and technologies to management decision making
(2) generate reports using an ERP system and other advanced spreadsheets and databases
(3) systematically extract data from internal business processes in order to evaluate the performance of a supply chain.

It is expected that the student shall have competences to:
(1) develop a basic understanding of the role of digital supply chain management in reducing risk and uncertainty in business operations and creating competitive advantage
(2) develop a good understanding of how to effectively make sense from large amounts of supply chain data for business decision making
(3) develop a good understanding of the logic behind the integration of sales, purchasing, accounting, finance, and production data for business decision making

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, mandatory laboratory assignments and project work

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Business Administration and Management (BØKLED)
Logistics (BLOG)

Course materials

Pettit, Stephen and Yingli Wang, (eds). E-Logistics: Managing Your Digital Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage. Kogan Page Publishers, 2016.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



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