Operations Management and Supply Chain Configuration – an Integrative Approach


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This project module attempt to integrate the external perspective from the course “supply chain configuration” with the internal perspective from the course “operations, innovation and organizational configuration” – in order to create consistent and coherent configuration of the supply and value chain of a manufacturing or service organization.

Learning objectives


  • Account for how to link selected parts of operations, innovations and supply chain strategies with the aim of developing an integrated approach to the (re)configuration of the supply chain of an manufacturing or service organization in practice.
  • Understand the role for and the deployment of technologies in the organization’s supply chain
  • Explain how to overcome real life challenges connected to the (re)configuration of the organization’s supply chain.
  • Show how to operationalize theoretical contributions to practical settings.


  • Combine insights from the literature on operations, innovation and supply chain strategy for designing a company’s supply chain.
  • Use insights from the literature to support supply chains management choices such as network configuration, degrees of integration and location methods
  • Analyse the role of technologies in the organizations supply chain
  • Write a well-structured project report, written with clear arguments including the following elements:
    • Develop and delimit an original formulation of the problem being investigated,
    • Critically explore and apply relevant theories and analytical approaches to the problem under investigation,
    • Assemble and process valid and reliable data, relevant to the problem and sub-problems under scrutiny,
    • Make a thorough, systematic, and comprehensive analysis of the problem under investigation
  • Evaluate of the findings and recommendations/solutions, methods and, if relevant, considerations regarding the limitations and generalisability of the study.
  • Evaluate and select relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project work, as well as assess the project's problem in relevant technical scientific context.


  • Operationalize theoretical contributions in a practical setting
  • Work together as a team to analyse and collect data in connection to problems that require an integration of operations, innovation and supply chain strategy in a real life setting
  • Work together with an organisation in connection to identifying operations and/or supply chain strategies and identify different strategic scenarios.
  • Integrate considerations on the deployment of technologies into the supply chain strategy of the organization.
  • Plan, implement and manage complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for conducting professional and interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Take responsibility for own academic development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The module is carried out as group-based, problem-oriented project work. The group work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organise and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project is carried out in groups with normally no more than 6 members.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module the expected workload is 450 hours for the student.



Name of examOperations Management and Supply Chain Configuration – an Integrative Approach
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKonfigurering af produktionssystemer og værdikæder – en integrativ tilgang
Module codeM-OME-K1-4A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


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