Course detail

Logistics of Transport and Handling Systems

FSI-DLD-KAcad. year: 2019/2020

The course in Logistic of Transport and Handling makes students acquainted with logistic services and costs and with their influence upon the effective functions of transport-handling systems. Utilization of a computer support for the simulation of transport-handling processes.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will obtains the principle knowledge of logistic functions in transport and handling with materials. Students will be able to determine suitable logistic coefficient and to execute the calculation of logistic costs and outputs. Students will learn the principles simulating simple transport and handling processes using numerical software.


Students are required to have the knowledge of technical mechanics and higher mathematics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ch.Schulte:Logistika.,Victoria Publishing Praha,r.1994, ISBN 80-85605-87-2
Ch.Schulte:Logistika.,Victoria Publishing Praha,r.1994, ISBN 80-85605-87-2
Gürtlich a kol.:: Ekonomika dopravy, trh, marketing, logistika.,Babtext Praha, r 1996
Pritsker Corporation: AweSim-Total Simulation Project Support,r.1997
J.Špička:Logistika, doprava a manipulace.,VUT-FSI Brno, elektronický text,r.2002

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.
Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Part of the course can be excursions to the companies, which manufacture or operate the equipments from the thematic area of education.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements:
- attendance at seminars
- elaboration of the final tasks
Students are evaluated according to his acquired knowledge and his to apply. The examination is written and oral.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of course is to acquaint students with a conception, sense and meaning of logistics, transport planning, material handling and conveyor system planning. Logistics as an instrument of optimalization, cost reduction and marketing in transport. Logistic factors. Logistic strategy in transport.Introduction to numerical simulation program and its associated programming languages. The possibility of its use for solving transport-handling processes.

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

The attendance at lectures is voluntary.
The attendance at seminars is obligatory, checked by the tutor. The form of compensation of missed lessons is solved individually with the course supervisor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-K Bachelor's

    branch B-SSZ , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Guided consultation

17 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Logistic,conception,meaning at economy.
2.Requirements of logistic regarding transport sector.
3.Calculations of logistic costs and outputs.
4.Bilateral action of logistic and handling systems and information system.
5.Combined transport and development trends
6.Methods of minimization of transport costs.
7.Logistic factors.
8.Principle problems of transport economy.
9.Handling process and handling equipments, quantitative factors of handling process.
10.Handling equipment - conveyors.
11.Handling equipment - cranes, industrial trucks.
12.Positioning equipments, storage unit and forming equipment.
13.Storage equipment, identification and control equipment.

Controlled Self-study

35 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1.Solution of handling-transport problem - index methods.
2.Solution of handling-transport problem - method VAM.
3.Solution of handling-transport problem - optical method.
4.Solution of handling-transport problem (individual tasks).
5.Solution of optimised material flow for determined production scheme.
6.Solution of optimised material flow for determined production scheme.
7.Solution of optimised material flow (individual tasks).
8.The possibility of modeling transport and handling processes.
9.The numerical simulation program (structure, function of objects).
10.The numerical simulation program (simulating of systems and subsystems).
11.The numerical simulation program (possibilities of model controls).
12.The numerical simulation program (animation of model).
13.Simulating of handling process.