Courses Exchange Display 2021-2022

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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 30-8-2021 15-10-2021 X X
Level Intermediate/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
This course helps the student in understanding how to organize contemporary supply chains. Supply chains are constellations of firms that together form a link between raw materials and consumers. Both upstream and downstream functions together with supporting activities will be reviewed. Furthermore, the course explores what it means to strategically "manage" the different connected organisations for overall benefits of the chain. An introduction with background and overview of the different technologies that are changing the relationship between the physical and the digital world will be followed by a state-of-the art review of contemporary strategic issues in Supply Chain Management, such as supply chain integration, innovation, resilience and sustainability.
Literature
Academic and practitioner articles.
Prerequisites
Repeat or double specialisation students (that started their first specialisation prior to September 2020) who want to follow this course in period 4 have to request a course registration through Surfyourself. This course is not open to students that started their programme in September 2020 or later.

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 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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