SMF2014 - Digital supply chains and ERP systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 50/100
Home examination 50/100 3 hours

Course content

Part 1 (50%)

  • Introduction to digital supply chain management
  • Industry 4.0 thinking within the supply chain management framework
  • Introduction to business process design, re-engineering and workflow automation
  • Modelling enterprise business processes and how to execute business process redesign projects
  • Organizational change due to process redesign.
  • Choice and decision making for ERP systems
    • ERP risk management
    • Life-cycle models
    • ERP selection
    • Cloud based ERP systems

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 significance of digital tools, business process management and ERP systems on supply chain performance of firms. Students will get

knowledge to:

  • describe how digital tools can enhance the firms supply chain strategy.
  • describe the importance of business process design and redesign towards business process improvement
  • demonstrate the use of ERP system information to optimize material, information, and financial flows of a business operation.

skills to:

  • apply different tools from digital supply chain management for business process improvement
  • 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 creating competitive advantage
  • develop a basic understanding of how to apply business process management tools data for business process improvement
  • 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, 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 3 hour off campus exam ( counts 50% of grade)

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Logistics Management (BLOG)

Course materials

Sagegg, O. J., & Alfnes, E. (2020). ERP systems for manufacturing supply chains: applications, configuration, and performance. CRC Press.

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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 Home examination 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Report 50/100





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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