Supply Chain Configuration


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Understand the common and distinguishing features of manufacturing and service supply chains
  • Explain how supply chain strategy helps drive competitiveness in terms of cost efficiency, quality, delivery responsiveness, and flexibility
  • Describe a supply chain strategy including location choices, outsourcing/offshoring, order to delivery choices, collaboration with supply chain partners and sustainability
  • Understand the use of control and coordination technologies in manufacturing and service supply chains.
  • Understand the role of various supply chain drivers and metrics


  • Identify the key supply chain drivers and the role of supply chain strategy in driving firm competitiveness
  • Design a supply chain strategy for manufacturing and service organizations, which achieves strategic fit with business and market requirements


  • Conceive and design a supply chain strategy which includes technological opportunities and technologies

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examSupply Chain Configuration
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKonfiguration af værdikæder
Module codeM-OME-K1-1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science