The academic profile in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management and Sustainable Product development is based on the two compulsory courses: Strategic Global Sourcing and Design of Global Supply Chain Networks. In addition, a selection of elective courses will enable you to further develop your core competencies in this field.
NB! Please be aware whether you are enrolled in fall or spring term. See curriculum here.
Structure of the Programme - for non PDI Bachelor Undergraduates
Structure of the Programme - for PDI bachelor Undergraduates
The main content of the two compulsory courses are:
Strategic Global Sourcing
The course is about both the strategic and the tactical aspects of global sourcing.
Course content includes the following elements, among others:
- Identification of strategic and non-strategic components and how to use appropriate sourcing methods. Focus will be on strategic aspects of procurement, supplier selection and evaluation as well as on contractual issues.
- Supplier selection and evaluation are about how to select and assess suppliers and supplier performance, using various tools and KPIs to enable benchmarks and supplier involvement in R&D and day-to-day supply chain management.
- CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) will be introduced to show the effect on improvement of the global environment and working conditions.
- Understanding of the cultural complexities in offshore sourcing is another important element involving further aspects of risk management.You will also learn about cultural aspects that affect the company and employee competencies.
The benefit of including sourcing in the early stages of the product development process is considerable because Sourcing & Product Development are used as strategic components.
Design of the Global Supply Chain Network
This course will focus on the design criteria for setting up and developing the global supply chain network as well as on managing network supplies.
Special emphasis will be given to materials and information flows, as well as to the monitoring and control of relationships through business process link management.
Course elements will be supply chain strategies and assessment of the different methods and strategies.