TLOG3010 - Supply Chain Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course is in supply chain management, and strategies, planning and control of the flow of products and information between companies in the supply chain. Key strategies, designs and planning and control principles will be elaborated using recognised theories and practices within the field. Focus is on the relationship between the key processes and functions in the supply chain, such as purchasing, warehousing, production, distribution and sales, and how the flow of products should be aligned with demand and customer requirements. The course provides a basic introduction to supply chain management, and is linked to our research activity in the field.

Learning outcome

The course's position and function in the study program: The course is compulsory in the 2nd year of the study program INGLOG, and shall specifically contribute to fulfilling the goal: «... to have knowledge of recognized theories and methods for planning and managing material procurement, production, distribution, transport and operations in the supply chain ... ».

The course will convey the following knowledge: Generic knowledge of supply chain management theories (SCM) and specific knowledge of strategies, design, planning and control of the flow of materials and information in the supply chain. Concrete knowledge about "efficiency" versus "responsiveness" considerations, various configuration/design principles, collaboration models, circular supply chains, contract models, planning and control models and key performance indicators.

The course will provide students with skills in describing/modeling supply chains, assessing and analyzing the condition of a supply chain (based on assessments of product, market/customer, demand and supply) and be able to propose recommendations and improvements.

Other important learning objectives: Students will, through lectures and case-based exercises, acquire training in identifying and understanding issues and areas for improvement in a supply chain, and learn to conduct written analytical assessments around academic problem areas and alternative solutions to these. In addition, students will also acquire skills in collaborating in teams as part of the exercise model.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, guest lectures, exercises, case and group assignments and company visits.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

The evaluation of the course will be a digital written school exam that counts 100% of the final grade. To qualify for the exam, the students must get 5 out of 6 exercises approved where one of the exercises "Supply Chain Management Game" is mandatory.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Logistics - Engineering (FTHINGLOG)

Course materials

Curriculum literature (textbook) will be informed at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SMF2011 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
TLOG3007 7.5 AUTUMN 2021

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-14 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 30
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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