Courses Master Display 2023-2024

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Course title ICT in the Supply Chain*
Course code EBC4114
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 5-2-2024 28-3-2024 X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Ilkka Ritola
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Language of instruction English
Participants will learn to understand the role of information technology in global supply chains.
Management of global supply chains is impossible without using information and communication technology. Advances in ICT such as the internet and wireless communication have had a dramatic impact on supply chains and the way supply chain processes are managed. In this course we systematically address the technologies and systems which play a role in contemporary supply chain management. We will treat topics such as digital transformation, big data analytics, omnichannel retailing, e-procurement, e-supply chain management, e-business, e-marketplaces, et cetera. We will not only focus on the systems, but also on the management aspects of implementing and choosing these ICT systems. Examination will be done in the form of facilitations, a company project and a final paper.
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An introduction to Supply Chain Management equivalent to for instance EBC1029 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Attendance / Presentation
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This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Global Supply Chain Management and Change Compulsory Course(s)