Courses Master Display 2020-2021

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Course title Strategies and Technologies in the Supply Chain
Course code EBC4018
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 31-8-2020 16-10-2020 X X
4 1-2-2021 26-3-2021 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Diogo Pinto Pereira Rebelo Cotta
For more information: d.cotta@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Serves as introduction to the discipline, and provides an overview of the pivotal elements of the supply chain management program. Provides students with strategic insights into managing supply chains and a solid basis for understanding the subsequent elements of the program.

Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

Supply Chain Strategy helps the student in the study of organising and optimizing supply chains. Supply chains are constellations of firms that together form the link between raw materials and the end consumer. Both upstream and downstream functions and supporting activities will be reviewed, and what it means to strategically "manage" the different connected organisations for overall performance of the chain. An introduction with background and overview of the different components of the chain to be managed will be followed by a state-of-the art review of contemporary strategic issues in Supply Chain Management, such as supply chain integration, relationship management, resilience and sustainability.
Literature
Academic and practitioner articles.
Prerequisites
Courses and workload are very demanding for all IB Master courses. Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree in business. Exchange students need to major in supply chain management/ logistics in their Master.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research - No specialisation Year 1 Disc- IB Supply Chain Mgmt
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Elective Course(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 2 Elective Course(s)
Master Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets Elective Course(s)
Master Human Decision Science Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Supply Chain Management Compulsory Course(s)
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