Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Berit Irene Helgheim
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

LOG904-168 Just in Time and Strategic Management in Automotive Industry (Autumn 2020)

About the course

The lecture presents the ambitious project of French car manufacturer Renault to build a 5,000 euro car in Romania at the beginning of the new millennium. After buying the Dacia plant in 1999 Renault faced lots of challenges in building the Logan model which would become one of the most iconic models in recent automotive industry. The lecture is structured in 3 parts: applying Just in Time principles to enhance productivity, changing working mentality through Lean management and how to manage ongoing success and plan further strategic development of the brand.

Topics covered: Just in Time work organization concepts. Organizational culture. Lean Management philosophy. Marketing and sales dynamics. Strategic management decision-making framework. Logistics infrastructure. Competitive advantage.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

No previous knowledge is required. General knowledge in economics, management and logistics may help the students faster understand the content and enable its more in-depth comprehension.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

The lecture will provide students with the basic concepts of Just in Time manufacturing system, an overview of the Lean management working philosophy and an insight on some relevant Strategic management decision-making criteria. Further outcomes are also expected: understanding the challenges of cultural difference, the role of logistics infrastructure, effective marketing choices through adaptation and flexibility.


Form of assessment: Home assessment with presentation

  • Proportion: 33%

  • Duration: -

  • Grouping: Group

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

Form of assessment:Oral exam

  • Proportion: 67%

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)



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