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Avoin yliopisto: Supply Chain Management, lv. 2022-23, monimuoto-opinnot

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Key theories and concepts of supply chain management

Supply chain risks, challenges and opportunities

Planning, implementation, monitor and control of supply networks

Supply chain management and value creation

Ethical and environmental perspective on supply chain management

Supporting technologies and techniques in supply chain management


Study Modes:

Lecture-/exercise course: Online lectures and discussions 28 h, lecture exam 4 h, independent and group study (written assignment) 130 h.
The study unit can be completed as distance studies.
Experts in supply chain management as visiting lecturers.
Written case-assignment in groups which deepens the understanding of a selected theme. 

Study Material:

David B. Grant, Chee Yew Wong and Alexander Trautrims: Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Principles and Practices for Sustainable Operations and Management

2017 or newer (obligatory)

Chopra, S., Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning, and Operation, 2019 (recommended)

Articles and other study material provided by the teacher (obligatory)

Lecture slides (obligatory)



Knowledge related

Student will be able to:

Define theoretical perspectives and the main concepts used for describing and analyzing supply chains

Understand the role of supply chain management in creating competitive advantage to a firm

Analyze a supply chain strategy by selecting and applying relevant tools to develop the sourcing and logistics functions

Skills related

Student will be able to:

Analyze national and global supply chain

Compare critically different supply chains from the perspective of value creation and sustainability

Conduct analysis of mini-cases

Develop argumentation skills

6 opintopistettä

Studies start on Mon 24.10.2022 at 8—14 (Joensuu) or Tue 25.10.2022 at 8—14 pm (Kuopio), remote participation also possible. In addition eight distance learning sessions. 

Online exams:25 November 2022 (reexaminations 13 January 2023; 3 March 2023)

Registration for the study unit starts on 15 August 2022 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on 13 October 2022 at 15:00.

Recommended Introduction to Marketing/Introduction to Management/International Business and basics in accounting or equivalent information.

Written group assignment pass/fail. Group assignment to be returned and passed prior to taking the exam.
Exam 0-5.


 English-language study units are free for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

For more information on study fees and payment and cancellation terms, please see: Registration, study fees and right to study | University of Eastern Finland (uef.fi).

The length of a study right is determined by the length of the study unit so that it covers all teaching and exams. If the study unit has continuous registration, the study right is from 1.8. to 30.7. 

If you can’t identify yourself using the Suomi.fi service, please contact our training secretary; their contact information is below.  

Literature acquisition costs / borrowing fees are not included.

Secretary Aija Turunen aija.turunen@uef.fi, puh. 050 467 8806

Teaching Language: English 

For more information: Coordinator Marjaana Mukkala marjaana.mukkala@uef.fi, puh. 0294 457 068

After registration, instructions for starting studies will come to your email within seven days of enrollment. If you do not receive messages, please check your email spam folder.

This is an intermediate studies level study unit. The course is part of the International Retailing Study Module.