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 chains
  • Digital supply chain transformation
  • Developing digital supply chain capabilities
  • End-to end supply chain visibility and supply chain performance
  • Technological innovations in the supply chain
  • Supply chain management systems in an ERP Environment
    • ERP system workaround, customization and integration
    • Digitalization in an ERP solution (D365FO)
  • Business process management (BPM) design, reengineering and workflow design
  • Organizational change

Part 2 (50%)

  • Introduction to the ERP-system Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC)
  • Setting up a work center, product structures and processes
  • Creating product cards, customer cards, supplier cards
  • Creating orders and book receipt of goods
  • Create sales order and book the sale of goods
  • planning for production based on stockholding and sales order data
  • Administer the purchase cycle in BC
  • Administer the sales cycles in BC

Learning outcome

In this course, the student shall learn about digital supply chains, digital supply chain strategies and experimenting with enterprise resource planning systems to transform supply chains. 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

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment
  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

part 1- students write a 3 hour off campus exam ( counts 50% of grade)

part 2 - students work on task and deliver a report (counts 50% of grade)

During the course, the student shall work on two obligatory tasks that must be approved before they take the exam or deliver the final report.

There is no re-take of this exam. Approved obligatory work is valid for the next ordinary exam.

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 2024

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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