The course looks at the leading Russian industrial clusters and regions, and their respective economic development. Special emphasis is placed on: (1) economic geography of Russia (2) resource-based corporations and their role in the regional development, (3) the environmental & ecological risks and their management in the primary and resource-based industries of Russia.

Apart from being offered to Hanken students, the course is part of and financed by the National Russian and East European Studies Master’s School (VIExpert), which is maintained by the network of thirteen Finnish universities and coordinated by the Aleksanteri Institute.      

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Kursen i företagslogistik fokuserar på logistiska koncept, funktioner och aktiviteter. Kursen följer Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals definition att logistik: "omfattar att på ett effektivt sätt planera, genomföra och kontrollera förflyttning och lagring av material och produkter från råvara till slutlig konsumtion och returflöden av framställd produkt, och som syftar till att tillfredsställa kundens och övriga intressenters behov och önskemål".

Kursen erbjuds för alla studerande som är intresserad av logistik och försörjningskedjor, och rekommenderas för den som ämnar byta huvudämne till logistik och samhällsansvar.

Societal Logistics is a doctoral course that emphasises the role logistics plays in society. The course highlights research, principles and practices that facilitate responsible supply chain management strategies and sustainable logistics operations. A focus is set on delivery operations to facilitate successful and sustainable logistics processes in the future.  

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Course introduces principles and practices that facilitate responsible and sustainable supply chain strategies and operations. Course is accessible to students from each of the MSc routes with an interest in supply chain management (SCM) and/or environmental issues.

Indicative content includes a brief overview of corporate strategy and SCM; concepts of sustainability in general and pertaining to SCM; reverse and closed-loop supply chains; concepts of cleaner production and sustainable sourcing, packaging storage and transportation; supply chain sustainability risks and resilience; sustainability standards and legislation pertaining to supply chains; and how to ‘green’ a supply chain.

The course can be taken as part of the study module in Corporate Responsibility.

The overall aim of the course is to give you insights of the key concepts, challenges and and practices that underpin sustainable development from the business perspective . Central themes are: Corporate Responsibility (CR), stakeholder dynamics; business ethics; consumer society; social entrepreneurship; developing country challenges.

The course can be taken as part of the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility.

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Supply chains are exposed to a variety of risks that may result in supply chain disruptions. This course focuses on the management of such risks, in order to make supply chains more resilient. The course contains risk management, supply chain resilience, but also theories from other fields that are useful in a logistics and supply chain context. The course aims to provide a basis for professional analysis and research on risk and security management in logistics and supply chain management, including:

  • Theories and methods of risk and security management with regard to risk, threat and vulnerability;
  • Risk management with risk analysis and risk assessment and management of vulnerabilities in customer and supplier relationships, infrastructure as well as freight and passenger flows
  • Analysis of how environmental changes affect flows in the supply chain (including globalization, outsourcing, consolidation, regionalization, customer requirements, legislation, e-commerce, international terrorism and demographic change) with regards to demand on security
  • Preventive security at different levels, related to accidents, disasters, and genuine uncertainty (eg asymmetric information), through risk sharing, risk avoidance, risk reduction and risk transfer
  • Environmentally sustainable transport flows, international relations and social segregation in the transportation of a vulnerability perspective
  • Effective methods to increase supply chain resilience
  • Role of critical infrastructure

Assessment

Group work(max 30 points), individual work (max 70 points). Total max 100 points. Every part of the course needs to be passed with min. 50% in order to pass the course 

The overall aim of the course is immerse students in questions related to social and environmental responsibility by using, analysing and solving real-world problems provided by case organizations. The students will form groups of 3-4 persons and work with a project for an organisation. Depending on the nature of the project this will entail work at the organisation for e.g. half a day every week over 8 weeks. During the project period they will gather valuable working experience and knowledge about a specific issue in relation to social and/or environmental responsibility.

The course can be taken as part of the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility.

The course provides an enhanced understanding of current topics in supply chain management (SCM) focusing on basic SC concepts analysed through the latest and emerging topics in commercial and non-profit supply chains. SCM is defined as the ‘planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities …includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners [and] integrates supply and demand management within and across companies’. Indicative content includes

  • A brief overview of SCM concepts;
  • Identification and discussion of current SC topics; and the
  • Investigation of their implications for each supply chain member, and for SCM as a whole.

Operations are important in each activity, from business, through public sector to NGOs. Their design influence profits and offering in non profit organisations. This course is focused on both manufacturing and service operations. Studying operations design in variety of contexts, providing solid basic understanding of key Operations Management concepts.

This course is focused on themes such as:

  • Links between strategy and operations
    Differences and similarities between production and services
    Process design
    Outsourcing and offshoring
    Quality in manufacturing and services
    Lean management
    Technology in Operations
    Supply Chain Management
    Operations Management and Sustainability

Logistical concepts, functions and activities are at the core of the course Logistics Management. The course adheres to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' definition of logistics: "Logistics management is that part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverses flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements."

The course is offered to all Hanken and exchange students with an interest in logistics & supply chain management, whether as a minor or optional course. The course is essential for those who intend to change to Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility as a major on the masters level.

This course adopts a broad view of supply chain sustainability. From a functional perspective, SCM includes logistics, purchasing, and a few aspects of marketing. Sustainability is also a multi-dimensional concept, spanning environmental, cultural, social and economic elements. The course has a special focus on sustainable transportation. Various research methods, from content analysis to analytical modeling to survey research will be discussed. Delivery happens via a variety of interactive lectures, individual and small group exercises, discussions, and writing/presenting a supply chain sustainability term paper.

The course can be taken as part of the Study Module in Corporate Responsibility at Hanken, for further info see www.hanken.fi/csr-module

Course provides an enhanced understanding of emerging issues and challenges in supply chain management (SCM) and Social Responsibility. SCM is defined as the ‘planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities …includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners [and] integrates supply and demand management within and across companies’. This holistic view of SCM allows identification of emerging developments that have the potential to alter or disrupt competitive balance, planning assumptions, cost structures, and conventional timelines given trends in globalization, information technology, demographics, and supply chain practice.

Indicative content includes a brief overview of SCM; discussion of important and active trends emerging at the time of the course; investigation of their implications for SCM and related activities; and development of potential solutions to address disruptive implications on global and national levels.

Course introduces principles and practices that facilitate responsible and sustainable supply chain strategies and operations. Course is accessible to students from each of the MSc routes with an interest in supply chain management (SCM) and/or environmental issues.

Indicative content includes a brief overview of corporate strategy and SCM; concepts of sustainability in general and pertaining to SCM; reverse and closed-loop supply chains; concepts of cleaner production and sustainable sourcing, packaging storage and transportation; supply chain sustainability risks and resilience; sustainability standards and legislation pertaining to supply chains; and how to ‘green’ a supply chain.

Supply chains are exposed to a variety of risks that may result in supply chain disruptions. This course focuses on the management of such risks, in order to make supply chains more resilient. The course contains risk management, supply chain resilience, but also theories from criminology that are useful in a logistics and supply chain context. The course aims to provide a basis for professional analysis and research on risk and security management in logistics and supply chain management, including:

  • Theories and methods of risk and security management with regard to risk, threat and vulnerability;
  • Risk management with risk analysis and risk assessment and management of vulnerabilities in customer and supplier relationships, infrastructure as well as freight and passenger flows
  • Analysis of how environmental changes affect flows in the supply chain (including globalization, outsourcing, consolidation, regionalization, customer requirements, legislation, e-commerce, international terrorism and demographic change) with regards to demand on security
  • Preventive security at different levels, related to accidents, disasters, and genuine uncertainty (eg asymmetric information), through risk sharing, risk avoidance, risk reduction and risk transfer
  • Environmentally sustainable transport flows, international relations and social segregation in the transportation of a vulnerability perspective
  • Effective methods to increase supply chain resilience

This is an intensive course given on a number of full teaching days during the study period.

The course Supply Chain Management gives an overview of the subject on the masters level. The course introduces supply chain management concepts, trade-offs, and principles. The focus of the course is on supply chain performance, and on material and information flows in the global supply chain. Private vs public supply chains are contrasted, and their challenges discussed in more detail.

The core areas of the course are:
1. Material and information flows in the global supply chain
2. Interorganisational relations in the supply chain
3. Trade-offs in managing supply chain performance

The course is accessible to students on the masters level; and is primarily given to students majoring in Supply Chain Management & Social Responsibility, and those majoring in Humanitarian Logistics. The course is also open to students who want to take a course in the subject within their minor, or their electives.