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A310A0301 Supply Chain Improvement, 6 cr 
Code A310A0301  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Supply Chain Improvement  Abbreviation Supply Chain Im 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Jukka Hallikas 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta

The number of participants is limited to 50. Students of Supply Management program have first priority to participate.
Own laptop is required during the lectures and Minitab software should be installed.


M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Jukka Hallikas


Upon completion of the course, students will be familiar with the methods of the development and improvement of supply chain processes by exploiting the Six Sigma and Lean principles. Students will be able to connect customer requirements to supply chain process design and analyze waste and risks related to business processes in supply chains. Students will also be able to exploit tools and methods related to supply chain business development and analytics.


Lean and Six Sigma approaches in supply chain and service process development. Principles of creative problem solving in process development. Supply chain and value stream mapping. Customer needs analysis and linkage to the development work. Identification and elimination of waste in value chains and processes. Business process mapping and improvement. Process lead time analysis. Risk management of supply chain and business processes. Data analytics in supply chains.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures and workshops 14 h, independent reading assignments and preparation for lectures 28 h. Active participation for class discussions 14 h, 4th period. Written assignments 42 h. Essay assignment including written essay and reading literature and articles 62 h, 4th period. Total workload for student 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points, written assignments 100 points.

Course Materials 

1. Lecture material. 2. Other course material will be announced.


Bachelor's studies, A310A0101 Strategic supply management

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Supply Chain Improvement  COURSE  Jukka Hallikas 
02.03.20 -17.04.20 -

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