Course detail


FP-ERLAcad. year: 2019/2020

Effective logistics management is crucial for the success of the company. Logistics harmonize material flows in all forms of material principles with information flows for obtaining economy both for customers and providers. Logistics is one of the form value chains, which connect enterprise with their customers and suppliers.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to creatively participate in enterprise logistics system creation. They acquire the basic knowledge of logistics components; economy of logistics activities and their assessments. The course focuses on integration student’s skills, which are necessary for usage, both logistics management and selected methods of production logistics in practise.


The course is a follow-up and apply all completed obtained knowledge form the economic areas; business and information technology.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

RUSHTON, Alan, Phil CROUCHER a Peter BAKER. The handbook of logistics & distribution management. 4th ed. London ; Philadelphia: Kogan Page, 2010, xxvii, 635 s. : il., mapy, grafy, tab. ISBN 978-0-7494-5714-3. (EN)
BALLOU, Ronald H. Business logistics, supply chain management: planning, organizing, and controlling the supply chain. 5th ed., internat. ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004, xxii, 789 s. : il., grafy, tab. mapy. 1 CD-ROM. ISBN 0-13-123010-7.
HUGOS, Michael H. Essentials of Supply Chain Management. 3rd. ed. Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0470942185 (EN)
DORNIER, Philippe-Pierre. Global Operations and Logistics: text and Cases. New York: John Wiley, 1998, 453 s. ISBN 0-471-12036-7. (EN)
MAYERSON, P. Lean Supply Chain and Logistics Management. 1st. ed. McGraw-Hill Education, 2012. 288 p. ISBN 978-0071766265. (EN)
CHRISTOPHER, Martin. Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 4th ed.FT Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0273731122. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 Methods of teaching and teaching staff of Consolidated Version of The Study and Examination Rules of BUT.
Lectures will be realized with the usage of standard educational and information technology.
Seminars will be realized in computer laboratory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course assessment is based on semester project(s) solution, written exam and participation on seminars in computer laboratory. The maximum number of points is 100. Scoring of each component is following: semester projects solution (maximum 30 points/project); written exam (maximum 30 points); participation in seminars (maximum 10 points).
Evaluation of semester project will be primarily based on attention to detail, systematic and creative approach. Chosen semester project(s) topics should be sent via e-learning by the end of 5th week of the semester. Students have to hand over a written flow process chart and value stream map model via e-learning by the end of 7th of the semester in the form file1 (flow proces chart): teamleadersurname1.xls or similar and 9th week file2 (value stream map) teamleadersurname2.vsdx or Late submission will be penalized 5 points from the total score of semester project.
Semester project(s) evaluation is based on weight of following factors i. e. theoretical knowledge understanding and application (40 %); solution approach, scope and quality (40 %); meeting with formal conditions (formal and graphic form etc.) (20 %).
Written exam will be contain open questions, which focus on practicle understanding and application of logistics approach. Finally attendance and participation in seminars will be checked by the tutor.
The total classification is based on both the number of points from each part and European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Grade A (excellent) 100 to 90 points; B (very good) 89 to 80 points; C (good) 79 to 70 points; D (satifactory) 69 to 60 points; E (sufficient) 59 to 50 points; F (failed) 49 to 0 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Logistics history. Development of logistics. Logistics basic terminology and terms.
2. The scope of logistics in business. Supply, production and distribution logistics.
3. Logistics management and organization. Elements of logistics management.
4. Logistics decision making. Logistics activities. Logistics planning.
5. Value and logistics costs. Concept of total logistics cost. Cost identification.
6. Logistics systems.
7. Components of logistics systems.
8. Transportation management.Theory of causal positions.
9. Material handling systems.
10. Production logistics.
11. Material flow management.
12. Techniques and methods of material flow analysis.
13. Freight transport.


The course provides a fundamental understanding of the key aspect of logistics. Provides students with concepts, techniques and tools to design, analyse, and improve material flows and apply them to a broad range of industries. Covers topics in transportation planning and execution, logistics processes design, and logistics costs. Emphasizes, how these topics are integrated with the different functions of the firm (finance, marketing, operation management, R&D, etc.). The course also focuses on selected topics of freight transport.

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

Attendance is required and checked by the tutor in written form of an attendance list.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BAK-Z Bachelor's

    branch BAK-Z , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer