Integrating Operations Management and Supply Chain Methods


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The idea in this project module is for the students to work with problems related to establishing the link between operations management technologies, techniques and tools with an internal focus with external supply chain methods with the aim of developing data driven, efficiency and technology oriented solutions for a manufacturing or service organization

Learning objectives


  • Describe how different methods and techniques can be applied in combination to increase the efficiency of the organization and its processes.
  • Understand to role of technology as a key element in making organisations more efficient
  • Explain how a manufacturing or service organization operations, innovation and supply chain strategy affects which tools are most applicable and/or relevant. 


  • Combine operations management and supply chain methods and demonstrate the solutions contribution to enhancing the efficiency of the company by applying practical tools from operations management and from the supply chain literature.
  • 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 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.


  • Work together as a team to analyse and collect data in connection to problems that require an integration of operations management and supply chain management in practice.
  • Work together with a manufacturing or service organisation and to identify operations and/or supply chain management problems and finally develop data driven and robust solutions using technologies.
  • Operationalize theoretical contributions in a practical setting.
  • 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.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam.


Name of examIntegrating Operations Management and Supply Chain Methods
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleIntegration af produktions og værdikæde metoder
Module codeM-OME-K2-4A
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