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

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 150
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 Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
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.
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 autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • 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
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Microsoft Powerpoint Presentations
Course Organization
Reading Assigment581.9
Written assigments351.2
Student Assessment
Optional assignment (with bonus on the final grade), and final written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Christopher Martin, Logistics και Διαχείριση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, 2017, Αθήνα. Alan Harrison,Remko Van Hoek,Δ. Γιαννακόπουλος,Σ. Μοσχούρης, LOGISTICS Μάνατζμεντ και Στρατηγική, Εκδόσεις ROSILI Chopra Sunil, Διοίκηση Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας, Στρατηγική, Προγραμματισμός και Λειτουργία Εκδόσεις ΤΖΙΟΛΑ, 2020
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