Supply Chain Information Systems (963N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Supply chain (SC) operations increasingly depend on advanced information systems (IS) to achieve the performance required by evermore demanding customers.

In this module, you develop a deep understanding of such IS, particularly Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and decision-making dashboards.

Your studies in this module incorporate a real-life ERP system (SAP®), and use serious simulation games (ERPSim®) to implement a 'learning-by-doing' approach.

The simulated business in SAP is a dairy product distribution company - where you must operate the full business cycle (forecast, procure, redistribute, and sell), make profit, and compete with other teams.

To inform these operations, you should analyse the data generated by SAP by creating and using a decision-making dashboard.

By finishing this module, you will achieve an in-depth understanding of the way IS for SC are designed, developed, integrated, adapted, and evaluated.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: