SMF2014 - Digital supply chains and ERP systems


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 1/2
School exam 1/2 3 hours D

Course content

Part 1 (50%)

  • Digital transformation impact on business competitive advantage
  • Digital SC technologies (e.g. IoTs, VR, Intelligent things, Blockchain, UAVs)
  • Big data and analytics in the supply chain
  • Omni-channels in the supply chain
  • Cyber risks, IP theft, & compliance in supply chains
  • Ethics and the people-technology interface

Part II (50%)

  • ERP systems: characteristics of ERP solutions
  • Introduction workflow structure & management with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  • Create queries (as goods receiver, a sales person, Production planner, Procurement manager, Logistics manager, Accountant etc) manage and integrate reports.

Learning outcome

In this subject the students shall learn about the use of digital tools and systems and real-time information to improve supply chain performance and enhance overall SC efficiency and responsiveness. It is expected that the student shall get

knowledge to:

  • describe digital supply chain strategies that embed the right technologies for a business operation.
  • explain the key decisions that influence digital supply chain transformation agenda of a business operation
  • demonstrate the use of ERP system information to optimize material, information and financial flows of a business operation.

skills to:

  • apply different digital SC tools and technologies to management decision making
  • generate reports using an ERP system and other advanced spreadsheets and databases
  • systematically extract data from internal business processes in order to evaluate the performance of a supply chain.

General competences to:

  • develop a basic understanding of the role of digital supply chain management in reducing risk and uncertainty in business operations and creating competitive advantage
  • develop a good understanding of how to use large amounts of supply chain data for business decision making
  • develop a good understanding of the logic of 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

Further on evaluation

part 1 - students work on task and deliver a report(counts 50% of grade)

part 2 - students write a 2 hour exam ( counts 50% of grade)

Specific conditions

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 1/2 D 2022-05-20 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Report 1/2 INSPERA
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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