Innovation and Implementation within Value Chains


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon the knowledge acquired in 1st semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This project module attempt to integrate the different perspectives from the
courses taught during the semester. The idea in this project module is for the students to work with problems related to implementing and using innovations and technologies in a sustainable, coherent, and value creating manner within value chains of organizations or network of organizations.

Learning objectives


  • Account for how to integrate selected parts of theories, tools, and methods with the aim of implementing innovative solutions in the value chain of manufacturing or service organizations or networks of organizations.
  • Understand the implementation of technologies in organizations, networks of organizations or value chains.
  • Explain how to overcome real life challenges connected with innovation and the associated implementation of changes within value chains in organizations, networks of organizations or value chains.
  • Show how to operationalize theoretical contributions to practical settings.
  • Understand how sustainability considerations can be included the implementation of within the value chains organizations, networks of organizations or value chains.


  • Combine insights from the literature and theory when designing implementing approaches for novel value chains in organizations or networks of organizations.
  • 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 rigorous, 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.


  • Operationalize theoretical contributions in a practical setting.
  • Work together as a team to analyse and collect data in connection to problems in relation to conceiving and designing a value chain in a real life setting.
  • Integrate considerations on the deployment of technologies into the configuration, design, and improvement of the value chain of an organization, networks of organizations or value chains.

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 organize 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 examInnovation and Implementation within Value Chains
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 titleInnovation og implementering i værdikæder
Module codeM-OIM-K2-N1
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