Terje Bach

Faculty of Logistics
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Research Fellow Logistics
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Tentative title of my PhD Thesis: «Foundations for Digital transformation of Supply Chains»

My supervisors are associate professor Bjørn Jæger and associate professor Lise Lillebrygfjeld Halse.

Preliminary description of my PhD project:

The common traditional supply chain consists of a series of largely discrete siloed steps and typically uses a mix of paper-based and ICT-enabled processes. Hence, a gap seems to exist between the potential for more efficient and effective business operations enabled by digital technologies and the current usage of these technologies by companies. The overall aim of this research project is to contribute to new knowledge on how companies can go forward to exploit the potential inherent in emerging new digital technology for improved supply chain operational performance by utilizing a digital supply chain.

The PhD thesis will be comprised of four research papers. The theme of the first paper is identification of fundamental prerequisites for the evolution towards digital supply chains. The second paper will look into aspects of digital manufacturing platforms. These platforms bring together different technologies, applications and services, and provide functionality for connecting users, provide infrastructure, and makes it possible to build inter-company applications of top of this infrastructure. Paper 3 focuses on how digital technology and the concept of a digital twin might facilitate the vision of a circular supply chain. The concept of circular economy requires an enormous traceability of industrial products in order to define where individual products are sourced, produced and disposed of. Paper four build upon the previous papers, possibly by developing a framework for implementation of a digital supply chain.


I am currently a PhD student in logistics at Molde University College, Specialized University in Logistics (MUC). I have a Bachelor degree in electronics and automation, a Civil Engineer degree in electronics, and two years study of courses in Information and computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). I have been employed as an assistant professor at MUC since 1998, mainly with responsibilities for teaching at bachelor level courses and as a study programme coordinator. I has also been teaching at a vocational technical college and worked at the research institute Møreforsking with job duties within the regional innovation system.

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  • Tsvetkova, Antonina; Bach, Terje & Jæger, Bjørn (2021). Digital technologies within the supply chain management curriculum : an experiential learning approach to understanding knowledge co-creation (an essay), In Abbas Strømmen-Bakhtiar; Roger Helde & Elisabeth Suzen (ed.),  Supplemental instruction : volume 1: digital technologies.  Waxmann Verlag.  ISBN 978-3-8309-4324-2.  Chapter 7.  s 87 - 104 Show summary
  • Jæger, Bjørn; Bach, Terje & Pedersen, Simen Alexander (2019). A blockchain application supporting the manufacturing value chain, In Farhad Ameri; Kathryn E. Stecke; Gregor von Cieminski & Dimitris Kiritsis (ed.),  Advances in Production Management Systems. Production Management for the Factory of the Future : IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2019, Austin, TX, USA, September 1–5, 2019, Proceedings, Part I.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-030-29999-6.  Chapter.  s 466 - 473 Show summary
  • Bach, Terje; Jæger, Bjørn & Hoff, Arild (2018). Production planning and control as routing in manufacturing networks. The MENDEL Soft Computing journal : International Conference on Soft Computing MENDEL.  ISSN 1803-3814.  24(2), s 1- 8 . doi: https://doi.org/10.13164/mendel.2018.2.001 Show summary
  • Engelseth, Per; Bach, Terje & Zhang, Yufeng (2013). Value co-creation in engineering, In Per Olof Arnäs; Mats Johansson; Niklas Arvidsson; Pehr-Ola Pahlén; Rickard Bergqvist & Gunnar Stefánsson (ed.),  The 25th Annual NOFOMA Conference 4-5 June 2013, Göteborg, Sweden: Past and Future in Logistics Research: Digital conference proceedings.  Nordic Logistics Research Network.  ISBN 978-91-980973-3-7.  Key 14234.  s 1 - 16 Show summary

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  • Bach, Terje; Aravazhi, Agaraoli & Konovalenko, Anna (2020). Blockchain technology for electronic health records : challenges & opportunities. Arbeidsnotat (Høgskolen i Molde - Vitenskapelig høgskole i logistikk). 2020:6.
  • Bach, Terje & Jæger, Bjørn (2020). Digitalization of inventory management : direct distribution effects.
  • Bach, Terje & Jæger, Bjørn (2020). Digitalization of inventory management : direct distribution effects, In Ukjent . (ed.),  27th EurOMA Conference : Book of Proceedings.  European Operations Management Association.  Artikkel i konferanserapport.  s 523 - 531 Show summary
  • Jæger, Bjørn; Bach, Terje & Pedersen, Simen Alexander (2019). A blockchain application supporting the manufacturing value chain.
  • Bach, Terje; Jæger, Bjørn & Halse, Lise Lillebrygfjeld (2018). Manufacturing-as-a-service : on the need for quantified quality of manufacturing services. Show summary
  • Grønvik, Cecilie K Utheim; Hoemsnes, Helene; Bach, Terje; Svenning, Geir Arne & Eines, Trude Fløystad (2018). Etablering av praksis initiert utdanning : årsstudiet i velferdsteknologi på bachelornivå. Arbeidsnotat (Høgskolen i Molde - Vitenskapelig høgskole i logistikk). 2018:4.
  • Jæger, Bjørn & Bach, Terje (2018). Produksjonsnettverk – en god ide?.
  • Bach, Terje & Lehmann, Alexander (2015, 05. desember). Må stimulere innovasjon : stort potensial for lokale bedrifter å sikre seg støtte til forsking og utvikling.  Tidens krav.

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