Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 325226-B-6
Supply Chain Management for Pre-master
Course info
Course module325226-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Econometrics and OR; Econometrics & Operations;
Is part of
PM Supply Chain Management HBO
Convenant TISEM
R. Jain
Other course modules lecturer
D.M. Lases Figueroa, PDEng
Other course modules lecturer
dr. E. Spiliotopoulou
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
Registration openfrom 19/08/2019 up to and including 24/01/2020
In general, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) course aims to review contemporary concepts and theories on supply chain strategy and planning, as well as methods and tools to better manage supply chains and solve related business problems. After completing this course, students are able to:
  • understand the impact of SCM for the competitiveness of individual organizations in service supply chains as well as supply chains for physical goods;
  • evaluate strategy and planning issues using theoretical concepts and tools, and critically assess supply chain structures
  • analyze decisions related to procurement, production and distribution, and evaluate their impact on supply chain strategy and sustainability
  • build models for capacity planning, forecasting, production planning, sourcing and logistics network design
  • understand and discuss the topics of information sharing, integration, sustainability, lean and quality
  • understand the underlying trade-offs and interdependencies of different supply chain decisions and entities;
  • make connections between the concepts discussed and apply the theoretical knowledge on supply chains to (real-life) cases;
  • look strategically at the full supply chain to successfully operate in an international context;
Supply Chain Management (SCM) concerns the coordination and integration of a number of goods- and services-related activities among supply chain participants to improve operating efficiency, quality and customer service of the whole supply chain. To be successful, supply chain participants must share information, coordinate their planning activities and align their strategies. This course focuses on the effective design and execution of global supply chains. More specifically, this course covers topics related to supply chain strategy and strategic decisions, such as capacity management, global sourcing, sustainability, and network design, as well as planning decisions, such as forecasting, production planning, inventory management, and sales and operations planning. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge obtained in business cases, using both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Supply chain analytics, the analysis of data to better address business problems, and problem-solving tools are a core part of this course.

This course builds on and extends the knowledge developed in Operations Management for IBA (30J203) and Operations Management for BE (325072) by shifting the focus from primary processes taking place within organizations, to primary processes taking place across organizations.
This course is part of the minor Organization & Strategy. Other courses in this minor are Industrial Organization (325015) and International Comparative Management (325048).

Type of instructions

Interactive lectures and tutorials

Type of exams

Written exam (100%)

Compulsory Reading
  1. Jacobs, F. R., & Chase, R. B. (2008). Operations and supply management: The core. New York, NY: McGraw Hill/Irwin. (ISBN: 9781260547627)
  2. Other materials (e.g. ac.ademic papers, reports), announced via Canvas
Contact person
dr. E. Spiliotopoulou
Timetable information
Supply Chain Management for Pre-master
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1112-12-2019
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1210-01-2020
Required materials
List of literature
Title:Operations and supply management: The core.
Author:Jacobs, F. R., & Chase, R. B.
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education
To be announced
Other materials (e.g. ac.ademic papers, reports), announced via Canvas
Recommended materials

Kies de Nederlandse taal