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Master (MSc) in Management

Curricular Plan Gestão - 2011

Supply Chain Management (2º Ciclo) (M2609)


Group: Gestão - 2011 > Second Cycle Programme > Optional Courses > 1st Year - 2nd Semester

Period: 1º Year, 2º Semester

ECTS Credits


Teaching type

Face-to-face teaching

Teaching Language(s)



Understanding of English as a working language: comprehension, speaking and writing up.


1. Provide a modern approach to Supply Chain Management
2. Review concepts, tools and frameworks related to the main topics of Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
3. Discuss the conceptual design of logistics systems.

Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to...
1. Understand the fundamentals of both Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
2. Identify and understand the main challenges of actual supply chains.
3. Review situations, apply relevant logistics
models and methods, and compare solutions
a. facilities location
b. inventory management
c. distribution strategies
d. procurement and outsourcing strategies
e. supply chain performance
4. Apply theory to case studies.


1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Basic concepts
- Strategic stance
- Process approach
- Key issues in SCM
2. Network Design
- Number, location and size of manufacturing plants and warehouses
3. Inventory Management
- Inventory models with uncertainty
- Risk pooling
- Inventory positioning
4. The Value of Information
- The Bullwhip Effect
- Beer Game
5. Distribution Strategies
- Direct shipment distribution strategies
- Intermediate inventory storage point strategies
- Transshipment
- Routing
6. Procurement and Outsourcing Strategies
- A framework for buy/make decisions
- Outsourcing benefits and risks
- Sourcing
- Suppliers qualification
7. Customer Value
- The dimensions of customer value
- Customer value measures
- SCOR model


1. Involvement in class activities: 10%.
2. Teamwork: 40%.
3. Written test: 50%.
The final grade is the weighted average of the grades of the three components in a scale of 0 up to 20. A pass grade means 10 out of 20 or above, with a grade of 8,5 or above in each one of the three components.

End-of-term exam paper

Applies to the students who failed to score a pass by Option 1.
A positive evaluation means a grade of 10 out of 20 or above.

Teaching Methodology

During the term the following methodologies will be used:
? Presentation lectures for introducing the subjects, followed by discussion
? Participative methodologies in the analysis and solution of exercises.
? Participative methodologies in the analysis and discussion of case studies, and other supporting texts.
? Active and cooperative methodologies in the execution of group assignments.
? Self-study.


Students under the "Internal regulation for Students with Special Statutes" should contact the Curricular Unit professor or coordinator during the first week of classes of each semester to allow for framing of learning processes and evaluation of the curricular unit.

Bibliographic Reference


Simchi-Levy, D., Kaminsky, P. and Simchi-Levy, E. (2008). Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies. McGraw-Hill International Editions.


Bowersox, D.J., Closs, D.J. and Cooper, M.B. (2007). Supply Chain Logistics Management. McGraw-Hill International Editions.

Carvalho, J. (coord.) (2010). Logística e Gestão da Cadeia de Abastecimento. Edições Sílabo.

Christopher, M. (2005). Logistics & Supply Chain Management: creating value-adding networks, 3rd Edition, Financial Times Series.

Chopra, S., & Meindl, P.(2007). Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Planning and Operations, 3rd edition, Pearson Education, Inc., USA.

Lambert, D., Stock, J. and Ellram, L. (1998). Fundamentals of Logistics Management. McGraw-Hill International Editions.