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Syllabus for

Academic year
ACE130 - Construction logistics and supply chain management  
Bygglogistik och supply chain management i byggsektorn
 
Syllabus adopted 2020-02-19 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPDCM
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

 
Teaching language: English
Application code: 88112
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: C
Maximum participants: 60

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   27 Oct 2020 am J   05 Jan 2021 am J,  20 Aug 2021 pm J

In programs

MPDCM DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPDCM DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Viktoria Sundquist

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Only for students admitted to Chalmers Master's programme, MPDCF/MPDCM students will be given precedents on the course.

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of construction logistics and supply chain management. The course aims for students to be familiar with logistics and supply chain management terminology, models and methods to develop practical skills and facilitate analysis of logistics and supply chain management issues in the construction industry taking into accounts sustainable goals and concerns.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Describe the logistics and supply chain objectives in construction.
  • Describe the processes, resources and main actors in the construction supply chain.
  • Apply acquired knowledge to synthesize logistics solutions in construction projects.
  • Compare, analyse and evaluate alternative structures of construction logistics arrangements, including sustainability effects.
  • Explain the design and function of packaging, storage, transport and materials handling in physical material flows in construction.
  • Describe and explain the role of logistics and supply chain information systems.
  • Describe and evaluate planning and control mechanisms of construction logistics and supply chains.
  • Analyse the features and function of interaction and relationships in construction supply chains. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary opportunities and challenges for construction logistics and supply chain management in the context of sustainable development.

Content

The course provides an overview of construction logistics and supply chain management. Topics covered in the course:
  • The context of logistics and supply chains in construction.
  • The structure of the construction supply chain including activities, resources and actors.
  • The role of supply chain management in construction.
  • The structure of the logistics system including materials supply, production and distribution.
  • The physical material flow in construction: packaging, storage, materials handling and transport.
  • The information flow in construction logistics.
  • Planning and control of logistics and supply chains in construction.
  • Construction supply chain interaction, relationships and collaboration.
  • Contemporary opportunities and challenges in construction logistics and supply chain management: densification of cities, digitalization and sustainability.

Organisation

The course is based on a combination of lectures, guest lectures, seminars, individual work and group work. The course mixes theory with practice, critical thinking, collective reflection and discussion. Lectures and seminars typically include interactive sessions and students are expected to take active part in all learning and teaching activities in class-discussions and to individually prepare for each session.

Literature

Core textbook in construction logistics and supply chain management complemented by journal articles available through on-line databases at Chalmers library. A more detailed outline and list of readings are presented on the course web page before the course starts.

Examination including compulsory elements

The examination forms include: written group work; presentations; participation at the compulsory lectures, guest lectures and seminars; and a final written exam.


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