Course detail

Business Logistics

FP-PolPAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course provides students with basic project knowledge of material and information flow and their optimization. It deals with development trends in logistics as global discipline and presents information needed for solving different complicated and global issues such as purchase, supply, product and run problems, which are required for effective business management. The course offers instruments for solving material flows problems within the logistic chains. Knowledge of logistics disciplines will be necessary to adopt in all trade firms, which work in retailing, export and import, but by manufacturing organizations and organizations which provide services too.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to create and project logistic concepts in industrial organizations. They will be able to project logistic chains and networks using information and communication technologies. They will learn how to manage a logistics department, accomplish the mission of logistics procurement, i.e. purchasing, storage, packing technology, marking of products and etc. Students will learn how to form and evaluate controlling activities in logistic processes, determine the economy of logistic processes, activities and outputs. Students will be able to project the technology of logistic processes and propose a technique for these processes.


Students are expected to have the following knowledge and skills when they begin the course: mathematics disciplines, statistics, theory of decisions and basic economics disciplines, i.e. microeconomics. At the same time they have to be familiar with corporate economics, basic profitability, effectiveness of investments, and corporate bookkeeping.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

LAMBERT,D.M.,STOCK,J.R.,ELLRAM,L.M. Logistika. Praha: Computer Press, 2000. 589s. ISBN 80-7226-221-1 (CS)
CHRISTOPHER,M. Logistics and supply chain management. 2.edition, London, Pearson Education Limited. 1998, p.294, ISBN 0 273 63049 0 (EN)
JUROVÁ,M. a kol. Výrobní procesy řízené logistikou.. 1.vyd. Praha Albatros Media 2013, 260s. ISBN 978-80-265-0059-9 (CS)
PRAŽSKÁ,L.,JINDRA,J. a kol. Obchodní podnikání. 1vyd. Praha: Management Press, 1997. 880s. ISBN 80-85943-48-4 (CS)
JEŽKOVÁ, Z. Projektové řízení: jak zvládnout projekty. Kuřim: Akademické centrum studentských aktivit, 2013. 381 s. ISBN 978-80-905297-1-7.
JUROVÁ,M. Evropská unie Odvětví a infrastruktura. 1.vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 1999. 115s. ISBN 80-7226-219-x (CS)
EMMETT,S. Řízení zásob. Brno Computer Press2008, 298s. ISBN 978-80-251-1828-3 (CS)
STRAUBE,F. e-Logistika.Berlin Springer-Verlag 2004, 424s. ISBN 3-540-20869-0 (CS)
KERBER, Bill; DRECKSHAGE, Brian J. Lean supply chain management essentials : a framework for materials managers. Boca Raton, [Fla.] : CRC Press, 2011. 258 s. ISBN 978-143-9840-825. (CS)
FARAHANI, Reza Zanjirani; REZAPOUR, Shabnam; KARDAR, Laleh. Logistics operations and management : concepts and models. 1st ed. Boston, MA : Elsevier, 2011. 469 s. ISBN 978-012-3852-021. (CS)
JUROVÁ, Marie a kol. Výrobní a logistické procesy v podnikání. Praha: GRADA Publishing, 2016, 256 s. ISBN 978-80-271-9330-1. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Lectures will be proceeded with using of didactical technique by using Power Pointe.
Seminars will take place as well as computational laboratory for the use of the product Microsoft project.
To obtain an overview of the use of knowledge in practice, and tours of manufacturing plants.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course unit-credit is awarded on condition of having attended all compulsory seminars in a computer lab, as well as numerical exercises. Course-unit credit is conditional also on attendance at excursions and on elaboration of a case study including presentation of results. Absence from seminars can be compensated for by attending special make-up seminars after the end of the semester. The exam has a written and an oral part. The written part of the examination contains examples and theory.
The oral part tests student’s ability to apply the theoretical knowledge in practice.
Written part - 70 %
Oral part - 30 %

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Definition of trade logistics and its integration into the system of (enterprise) logistics
Goals of logistics
Logistic system, System of trading – consumer and industrial markets of products
Using of process management methods
Logistics of procurement and purchasing
Purchasing strategy for markets
Purchasing marketing
Managing of inventory level in distribution stages
Distribution logistics
Projecting of distribution stages
Warehousing systems
The use of project management tools in logistics
Marking of material components (EAN)
Packing, Economy of trading logistics – returns and costs.
Controlling in logistics


The course is a part of theoretical and creative basis focused on trade. Within the economic globalisation, the main role of logistics is the material flow management aimed, with the use of information technologies, to ensure an optimum performance and added value. From this point of view these functions represent basic mission of logistics, i.e. logistics-oriented organization. Therefore students should be familiar with it when dealing with the given problems.Another goal of the course is a projection of logistic concepts in an industrial organisation and a project of logistic chains (networks), as well as incorporation of an industrial organisation in a supply chain using IT/ICT.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Lectures are recommended, but provide knowledge for exercises in the laboratory - Microsoft Project. Attendance is required and checked by the tutor in written form of an attendance list. Also controlled is a partial solution of the case study in the middle of the semester.Absence from seminars can be compensated for by attending special make-up seminars the terms of which are announced by teachers at the end of the semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MGR Master's

    branch MGR-PFO , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


10 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer