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SCM Tools and Optimisation

SCM Tools and Optimisation

Code: SCM3LF105
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semester 5
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. ICT1LF102 ERP and Project Management is recommended to be studied at the same time or before this course.

Learning outcomes
You are able to formulate and solve models for linear optimisation for business cases. You are able to assess the solution based on a sensitivity analysis. You are able apply optimisation on transportation and transhipment problems. You are able to selects and apply suitable inventory models for a business case.


  • formulating decision making problems
  • solving linear problems graphically
  • computer solutions for linear optimisation models
  • sensitivity analysis of the solution
  • transportation and transhipment problems
  • inventory models

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
Business life cases are used.

Supply chain management is inherently global. Multicultural teams.

Course format
Contact lessons 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)
Jutta Heikkilä

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.