Operations and Supply Chain Management


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to knowledge obtained in 1st and 2nd Semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Deep knowledge of the subject matter in the specific area of the project.
  • Explain the scientific basis and scientific issues within the specialization
  • Explain the highest international research in the field of specialization.


  • Evaluate the concepts, theories and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem
  • Account for the choices made during the solution of the problem and substantiate that these are made on a high professional level
  • Assess and evaluate the limitations of the concepts, theories and methodologies applied in the solution of the problem.
  • Plan, execute and report an extensive individual research project within an agreed time frame
  • 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
  • Conduct technological development and research, and solve complicated technical problems using scientific methods.
  • Critically evaluate the project's results in relation to relevant original literature and current scientific methods, models and evaluate and discuss the project's problem in a relevant technical scientific context.
  • Assess and put the project's potential into perspective for further development.


  • Analyse and solve an actual problem of industrial relevance through application of systematic research and development processes, including advanced analytical, experimental, and/or numerical methods and models.
  • 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
  • Compare and critically evaluate the results of the project in relation to existing knowledge and accepted theories within the subject area
  • Consider economic and other consequences of the proposed solutions
  • Communicate a balanced view of the results and conclusions of the project in well-organized written and oral presentation.
  • Participate in and independently carry out technological development and research, as well as solve complex tasks using scientific methods.
  • Perform planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility for completing independent academic tasks as well as interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization.

Type of instruction

The project work is carried out as an independent work process in which the students themselves organize and coordinate their workload in collaboration with a supervisor. The project may be carried out individually or in groups. The project may be finalized with a project report or in the form of a scientific paper with supporting appendices.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 30 ECTS project module the expected workload is 900 hours for the student.



Name of examOperations and Supply Chain Management
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 titleProduktions- og værdikædeledelse
Module codeM-OME-K3-1A
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