Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDimitrios Vlachos
Course ID20000331

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 59
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Courses belonging to the other845
Design and StructuresElective Courses belonging to the other845
Industrial ManagementElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)845

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
It is suggested for the student to have attended the course Inventory Management and Products Distribution.
Learning Outcomes
To comprehend the concepts of Supply Chain Management and Logistics, to identify the difference between them, as well as to recognise the importance of supply chains in the contemporary globalised environment. To recognise the advantages of the efficient collaborations in the context of a supply chain. To understand the importance and the effect of information management on the efficient operation of supply chains. To comprehend the Bullwhip effect and to be able to implement efficient strategies to address it. To be able to recognise Push, Pull and Push-Pull strategies in a supply chain, to identify the optimal level of postponed differentiation depending on the type of the produced product, and to be able to apply ‘Risk-Pooling’ techniques. To be able to develop and apply revenue management policies.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Supply Chain Management focuses on the flow of products, processes, information and resources in the "extended enterprise" that includes suppliers, production units, warehouses, intermediate distibution points and final destination points. At first, a holistic mapping of the related problems, opportunities and methodological tools is conducted. Following, the relationship between the supply chain and the strategic allocation of an enterprise is addressed. Moreover, issues related to the collaboration of the supply chain's stakeholders are presented. including decision-making, motivation and risk management. Special focus is given to the critical role of information technology systems on the development of Supply Chain Management through basic tools, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), XML, Warehouse Management Systems(WMS), RFID Tags andVendor Managed Inventory (VMI).
Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Network Design, Flows
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Microsoft Powerpoint Presentations
Course Organization
Laboratory Work260.9
Reading Assigment652.2
Written assigments100.3
Other / Others50.2
Student Assessment
Optional assignment (with bonus on the final grade) and final exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Christopher Martin, Logistics και Διαχείριση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, 2007, Αθήνα. David Taylor, Διαχείριση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας, Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, 2006, Αθήνα.
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