Supply Chain Analytics

Study Board of the Professional Master's Programme at BSS

Teaching language: English
EKA: B950002202
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Kolding
Offered in: Spring
Level: Diploma in Business Administration

Course ID: B950002201
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 29-10-2019

Duration: 1 semester

Course ID


Course Title

Supply Chain Analytics

Teaching language


ECTS value


Responsible study board

Study Board of the Professional Master's Programme at BSS

Date of Approval


Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Jan Stentoft Institut for Entreprenørskab og Relationsledelse

Offered in



Diploma in Business Administration

Offered in



1 semester

Mandatory prerequisites


Recommended prerequisites

Admission requirements HD part 2 and Basic Operations and Supply Chain Management Theory.

Aim and purpose

The aim of the course is to discuss and analyze issues that concern the acquisition and use of analytical models throughout the supply chain.
•    This course provides a spreadsheet-based, example-driven approach to learn about important supply chain models, problems, and solution methodologies
•    to develop valuable modeling skills that students can appreciate and use effectively in their careers
•    reinforce and enrich your understanding of supply chain theories, principles, and concepts studied previously in foundation courses through excel applications (Operations & Supply chain management course)


Linear programming based supply chain models Network design models in the Supply Chain Strategies of aggregate planning models
Designing Distribution Networks and Applications to e-Business Transportation in supply chain which includes Routing and scheduling models Supply chain games

Learning goals


Description of outcome - Knowledge

The student can:
•    Explain the subjects’ concepts, models, methods and theories
•    Explain the effect of a supply chain on business operations

Description of outcome - Skills

The student can:
•    Identify main problems in logistics, and coordination of information in a supply chain
•    Model and solve “messy” supply chain problems
•    Understand the importance of transportation and logistics in the supply chain and be familiar with ways in which transportation problems are modeled and solved

Description of outcome - Competences

•    Choose and apply an appropriate inventory model to improve supply chain performance
•    Use Excel to solve several supply chain operational problems and to propose changes that improve competitiveness


Hand outs

Bozarth, C.C. & Handfield, R.B. (2016), Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management, 4th Edition Pearson Prentice Hall, New York  

Chopra, S. & Meindl, P. (2016), Supply Chain Management, Strategy, Planning and Operation, 6th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, New York

Taylor, B.W. (2019), Introduction to Management science, 13th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, New York  

Weenk, E. (2019), Mastering the Supply Chain: Principles, Practice and Real-Life Applications, Kogan Page, London.

Access to supply chain simulation software “The Fresh Connection” by InChainge.

Teaching Method

The course is taught in English. The format is a mixture of lectures and interactive elements like group exercises, class room experiments and the use of supply chain simulation software. In doing so, the student is supported in evolving competencies as stated in the goals description.

Following specific instructions, students in groups of 3-5 must submit an approval report in Supply Chain Simulation.

No individual feedback, but simply "approved" or "not approved".


It is expected that the student will use:

Activity    Classes
Lectures and Tutorials     28 hours
Preparation     103 hours
Exam       4 hours
Total    135 hours

Examination regulations





Exam:  May/June
Reexam:  August





Form of examination

Written in situ exam


Second examiner: Internal


7-point grading scale


Student Identification Card - Exam number




3 hours.

Examination aids

It is allowed to bring USB keys, books and notes

Assignment handover

Physical in examination room

Assignment handin

Via SDU-assignment on the course page on.

ECTS value


Additional information

Participation in the re-examination requires that you have participated in the ordinary examination in the same exam period.

Re-examination can be held as an oral exam if the number of registered examinees dictates this exam form as the most appropriate.



External comment

NOTE - This course is identical with the former course Supply Chain Analytics, 8851401. 

Update: 22-01-2020 - New book (Weenk)

Used examination attempts in the former identical course will be transferred.
Courses that are identical with former courses that are passed according to applied rules cannot be retaken.

Courses offered

Period Offer type Profile Programme Semester


Name Email Department City
Kannan Govindan SDU Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering, Mærsk Mc-Ki Kolding
Ole Stegmann Mikkelsen Institut for Entreprenørskab og Relationsledelse Kolding

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