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Developing SCM

Developing SCM

Code: SCM3LF101
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 3
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Specialisation Studies
Course type: compulsory for SCM specialisation students

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisite: SCM1LF101 Basics of Supply Chain Management.

Learning outcomes
You are able to identify possible problems, risks and development areas in different supply chains. You have the skills to measure key performance (KPIs) and other supply chain indicators. You are capable of improving supply chain management (SCM) by using organizational and technology based tools.


  • risk management
  • process analysis
  • current state analysis
  • SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference model) as a tool for supply chain development process
  • KPIs and reporting

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
During the course you will analyse a real life case from a supply chain perspective, keeping in mind a service and support point of view.

SCM has a strong link to international business and the cases are related to global environment. Multicultural teams.

Course format
Contact and distant sessions or virtual course or project course or intensive course or educationalisation.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
A link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Eeva Aarnio

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.