Content, progress and pedagogy of the
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
- Describe how different methods and techniques can be applied in
combination to increase the efficiency of the organization and its
- 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
- 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
- Operationalize theoretical contributions in a practical
- Plan, implement and manage complex and unpredictable research
and / or development tasks and assume a professional responsibility
for conducting professional and interdisciplinary
- Take responsibility for own academic development and
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 exam||Integrating Operations Management and Supply Chain
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
Policies and Procedures|