Génie industriel - Rubrique Formation - 2022

Firms Cooperation in Supply Chain : Theories and Practices - 4GUL09A5

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 15.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 15.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works -
    • Written tests -


    ECTS 3.0


Context: analyse inter-firm cooperation from a management and economic point of view plus analyse how the companies are designed.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Analyse the advantages and risks of a strategic inter-firm cooperation
• Develop Supply Chain Management and a Supply Network Strategy




• Firm network and network of firms
• Identification, scope and limits of inter-firm cooperation concerning multi-disciplinary approaches (management, sociology, economy)
• Develop and control an inter-firm cooperation
• Selecting partners
• Characteristics of a contractual agreement
• Supply Network Strategy
• Case Study
• Conference given by industrialists (Supply Chain Manager)


No prerequisites in particular.


  • Continuous assessment based on a study project with two deliverables and an oral presentation (50%)
    The continuous assessment score may be individualized according to participation in group work and attendance. Each absence will result in a penalty of 2 points on the continuous assessment grade.
  • Final exam (50%)

1ère session :
Livrables du projet de groupe, soutenance, assiduité (P) : 50% de la note finale
Examen (E) : 50% de la note finale

2ème session :
Examen de rattrapage (ER) écrit : 100%

N1 = Note session 1 = 0.5 P + 0.5 E
N2 = Note session 2 = ER

Cette pondération est compatible avec une organisation des enseignements et des examens en distanciel


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master SCM - Semester 8
see the course schedule for 2024-2025

Additional Information

Course ID : 4GUL09A5
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


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Hakan Hakansson, Mats Forsgren, Mats Forsgren, Firms in Networks : A New Perspective on Competitive Power, by (Editor), Jan Johanson, Ingemund Hagg, Lars-Gunnar Mattsson, November 1995
Jeffrey Dyer, Collaborative Advantage: Winning Through Extended Enterprise Supplier Networks, 2000
Lars-Erik Gadde, Hakan Hakansson, Supply Network Strategies, Imp Project Group, December 2001.
Mansfield, E., « Economie Manageriale, théorie et application (Managerial Economics : Theory, Application and Cases »)», De Boeck, 2002
Mariotti F., Reverdy T., Segrestin D., "Du gouvernement d'entreprise au gouvernement de réseau", Rapport Final, Commissariat Général du Plan, 2001
Neuville J.-P. « La tentation opportuniste. Figures et dynamiques de la coopération interindividuelle dans le partenariat industriel », Revue Française de Sociologie, XXXIX-1, pp. 71 à 103, 1998
Williamson, O., « Les nouvelles institutions de l'économie », Ed d'organisation, 1994.