Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have gained knowledge of the structure and functionality of manufacturing and supply chain systems  such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Advanced Planning & Scheduling, Vendor Managed Inventory, Optimisation Suites and Shop Floor Planning & Control
  • Have gained knowledge of planning technologies and configuration of manufacturing and supply chain systems
  • Have gained knowledge of how to share information and coordinate decisions in a supply chain


  • Be able to work with differentiated manufacturing and supply chain control
  • Be able to work with manufacturing and supply chain control principles
  • Be able to work with information sharing levels


  • Be able to select and design differentiated manufacturing and supply chain control principles
  • Be able to develop planning and control solutions

Type of instruction

The course consists of a number of lectures as well as the student’s independent learning effort. The form and extent of the course is determined and described in connection with planning the semester. The lesson plans, literature etc. are created in connection with this. The course is conducted as a combination of single-disciplinary, problem-oriented and cross-disciplinary fields of study, and it is structured from a work and evaluation form which combines skills and reflection:

  • Lectures
  • Class work
  • Project work
  • Workshops
  • Exercises (alone and in groups)
  • Teacher feedback
  • Reflection on content
  • Portfolio work.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examManufacturing and Supply Chain Systems
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 titleFremstillings- og forsyningskædesystemer
Module codeM-OSM-K2-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science