International Supply Chain Management

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIS1501
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: tu
Teacher Team: Nahan-Suomela, Rosmeriany
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-IB-2009   3 autumn   3.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
T-IB-2010   3 autumn   3.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
T-IB-2011   3 autumn   3.0        
T-IB-2012   3 autumn   3.0        
T-IB-2013   3 autumn   3.0        
IB-2014   3 autumn   3.0        
IB-2015   3 autumn   3.0        
IB-2016   3 autumn   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student will understand the practices and principles of supply chain management at international level.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 81 h - of which scheduled studies: 39 h - of which autonomous studies: 42 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Entrepreneurship. Company Establishment. Logistics


Basic concepts in international logistics and supply chain management. Characteristics of international supply chains. Main activities such as transportation and outsourcing. Impacts of global environment.

Recommended or Required Reading

Recommended Reading
Branch, Alan E.(2008). Global Supply Chain Management and International Logistics. New York : : Routledge,

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, group work and presentations.

Assessment Criteria

5 The student can utilize and apply the theories, concepts and methods of international supply chain management. The student can produce written material on them and communicate about the issues to various target groups. Student shows his/her understanding of the development needs in the field by analyzing and assessing professional issues.
3 The student understands the essential theories, concepts and methods of international supply chain management, by presenting both oral and written information on them. Student recognizes the development needs in the field and gives justified solutions when acting in tasks of an expert.
1 The student utilizes and communicates the essential theories, concepts and methods of international supply chain management. Student finds the development needs in the field and acts in various groups.

Assessment Methods

Course participation(20 %), completed tasks(30%) and examination(50 %) (pass or fail)