Basics in Supply Chain Management


BAI 3A Bachelor Affaires Internationales
Basics in Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management
Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors
Alexandre Eyraud

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

Mettre en place un management responsable par des pratiques reflétant les valeurs d’éthique, de diversité et de développement durable

Analyze the challenges related to the values ​​of diversity, ethics and sustainable development
Apply the concept of corporate social responsibility

Appliquer un management à impact grâce aux connaissances et aux outils de base dans les domaines du management

Expose the managerial issues
Apply managerial concepts and practices


This course aims to help students understanding basic concepts in Supply Chain Management. An overview of terminologies, fundamental concepts and situations encountered in the field of Supply Chain Management will be covered, such as transportation, warehousing, distribution, inventory, operation, sustainability, Supply Chain Networks, and continuous improvement. This course stresses concepts, and strategies that can be applied to the operation, management and design of supply chain. This course is designed for students who have never learned or learned very few on logistics or Supply Chain Management in business context.

Teaching methods


- Lectures

In group

- Exercises
- Oral presentations
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates
- Games (educational, role play, simulation)


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 2) Discuss and become familiar with supply chain strategies that have been adopted by leading companies
  • - (level 3) Illustrate and recognize salient challenges and opportunities for managing supply chains
  • - (level 3) Illustrate examples of different supply chains
  • - (level 4) Analyze supply chain issues and examine possible solutions

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
None affective domain have been associated with this course yet


• What is Supply Chain Management? • Transportation • Warehousing • Forecasting • Inventory management • Production management • Network design

No prerequisite has been provided

Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

- International business English: reading, speaking and writing - Basic mathematical concepts (secondary school) - Ability to use a spreadsheet software (basic) - Willingness to learn and explore

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Case studies/texts

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Assessments


- Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

- Rushton et al (2014), Handbook of logistics and distribution management, Kogan Page - Christopher Martin (2016), Logistics & Supply Chain Management, FT Publishing International

- C. Donald & J. Waters (2007), Global Logistics: New Directions in Supply Chain Management, Kogan Page Publishers

EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
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List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Class no. 3
Written / Individual / English / Weight : 20 %
Details : MCQ
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO2.1, LO3.2
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Class no. 6
Written / Individual / English / Weight : 20 %
Details : MCQ
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO2.1, LO3.2
Final evaluationLast class
Written / Individual / English / Weight : 60 %
Details : Final written exam
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO2.1, LO3.2
No assessment methods have been attributed to this course yet.