Global Supply Chain Management


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge gained in the module Operations, Planning and Control.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To provide the student with an understanding of the theories and factors influencing the configuration of global supply chain. Students who complete the module should understand and design global value chains.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about theories about make-or-buy, transaction costs, relational view of the firm and the resource-based view of the firm outsourcing, offshoring, logistics, supplier selection and locational theories


  • Must be able to explain the important factors behind outsourcing decisions
  • Must be able to explain core principles in location theory
  • Must be able to analyze and design global supply chains.


  • Must have the competencies to apply theories in designing global supply chains

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 examGlobal Supply Chain Management
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 titleGlobal Supply Chain Management
Module codeM-MOE-B6-2
Module typeCourse
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