Advanced Supply Chain Management 2: Integration and Alliances, 7.5 credits
Advanced Supply Chain Management 2: Integration and Alliances, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2020
Course Code: JA2S26
Confirmed by: Council for Undergraduate and Masters Education Oct 23, 2015
Valid From: Aug 22, 2016
Version: 1
Reg number: IHH 2015/04535-313
Education Cycle: Second-cycle level
Disciplinary domain: Social sciences (70%) and technology (30%)
Subject group: FE1
Specialised in: A1F
Main field of study: Business Administration

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of the course the students will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

1. demonstrate how different theoretical approaches can be applied in supply chain integration and alliances,
2. examine the impact of power and possibilities of power management and conflicts in supply chains,
3. describe the effects and implications of alliance development,
4. examine the supply chain with specific focus on procurement,
5. discuss the problems of performance and measuring of whole Supply Chains,

Skills and abilities

6. demonstrate a thorough understanding of the established models in Supply Chain alliance and cooperation development,
7. demonstrate how to apply performance metrics in managing Supply Chains,
8. demonstrate an understanding of how to analyse strategies and change approaches in supply chains,

Judgement and approach

9. critically assess the theoretical foundations of alliance and cooperation development in Supply Chain Management,
10. reflect upon Inter-organizational learning in Supply Chains.


The course takes a holistic view of the supply chain and the competition between supply chains. The main themes of the course are:

Type of instruction

Lectures, Group Works and Seminars.

The teaching is conducted in English.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) including Advanced Supply Chain Management 1, 7.5 credits (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded A, B, C, D, E, FX or F.

ILO 1-10 will be examined in a written exam (60% of total)
ILO 1-10 be examined in mandatory course assignments (40% of total)

The sum of the result from written exam, course project and case work determines the final grade of the course. The final grade is issued when all course units have been passed. The course is examined both individually and in group.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Examination17.5 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
1 Determines the final grade of the course, which is issued only when all course units have been passed.

Course evaluation

It is the responsibility of the examiner to ensure that each course is evaluated. At the outset of the course, evaluators must be identified (elected) among the students. The course evaluation is carried out continuously as well as at the end of the course. On the completion of the course the course evaluators and course examiner discuss the course evaluation and possible improvements. A summary report is created and archived. The reports are followed up by program directors and discussed in program groups and with relevant others (depending on issue e.g. Associate Dean of Education, Associate Dean of faculty, Director of PhD Candidates, Dean and Director of Studies). The next time the course runs, students should be informed of any measures taken to improve the course based on the previous course evaluation.

Other information

Academic integrity
JIBS students are expected to maintain a strong academic integrity. This implies to behave within the boundaries of academic rules and expectations relating to all types of teaching and examination. Copying someone else’s work is a particularly serious offence and can lead to disciplinary action. When you copy someone else’s work, you are plagiarizing. You must not copy sections of work (such as paragraphs, diagrams, tables and words) from any other person, including another student or any other author. Cutting and pasting is a clear example of plagiarism. There is a workshop and online resources to assist you in not plagiarizing called the Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide. Other forms of breaking academic integrity include (but are not limited to) adding your name to a project you did not work on (or allowing someone to add their name), cheating on an examination, helping other students to cheat and submitting other students work as your own, and using non-allowed electronic equipment during an examination. All of these make you liable to disciplinary action.

Course literature

Course compendium distributed by teachers.