FP-BlogKAcad. year: 2020/2021
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.
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 process management; production engineering and management; information technology.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
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.
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.
DORNIER, Philippe-Pierre. Global Operations and Logistics: text and Cases. New York: John Wiley, 1998, 453 s. ISBN 0-471-12036-7.
BARTOŠEK, Vladimír, Josef ŠUNKA a Matúš VARJAN. Logistické řízení podniku v 21. století. 1. vyd. Brno: CERM, 2014, 166 s. ISBN 978-80-7204-824-3.
SIXTA, Josef a Václav MAČÁT. Logistika: teorie a praxe. Vyd. 1. Brno: CP Books, 2005, 315 s. : il. ; 24 cm. ISBN 80-251-0573-3.
LAMBERT,D.M.,STOCK,J.R.,ELLRAM,L.M. Logistika. Přel.Nevrlá,E. Praha Computer Press 2000, 589s. ISBN 80-7226-221-1.
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 modern integrated laboratory of management of production processes (LAPROCO).
Excursion, tours or trips in non-education institutions is organized for acquaint with practical methods of work in the selected areas of logistics management.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The evaluation of the course is based on the systematic, continuous work of the students during whole semester.
The course assessment is based on semester project(s) solution; selected logistics topic presentation; attending excursion, participation in lectures, seminars in computer laboratory and written exam. The maximum number of points is 100.
Scoring of each component is following: semester project(s) solution (maximum 30 points/total); selected logistics topic presentation (maximum 15 points); participation in seminars (maximum 10 points/whole semester), participation in lectures (maximum 5 points/whole semester) and written exam (maximum 40 points).
Additional activities (maximum 4) will be included during the semester. Additional acitivites are expecially external lectures (5 points/lecture) or practical training (5 points/training) or excurions (5 points/excursion), which can be used for obtaining additional points to pass minimum points requirements.
Evaluation of semester project(s) solution will be primarily based on attention to detail, systematic and creative approach. Semester project(s) evaluation is based on weight of following factors i. e. theoretical knowledge understanding and application (40 %); solution approach and quality (40 %); scope, formal form, graphic form, correct references usage (20 %). Chosen semester project topics should be sent via e-learning by the end of 5th week of the semester.
Students have to hand over a written semestral projects via e-learning by the end of 7th (solution of project no. 1) and 11th (solution of project no. 2) week of the semester in the form project file: surname1_surname2.xls or similar surname1_surname2.xxx. Late submission will be penalized by 5 points from the total score of semester project.
Evaluation of selected logistics topic presentation is based on weight of following factors i. e. theoretical knowledge understanding and application (40%); quality of presentation (40 %); meeting with formal conditions of presentation (20%).
Finally attendance of excursion, lectures, practical training and seminars in computer laboratory will be checked by the tutor.
The course requirements grade are course-unit credit and exam.
Course-unit credit maximum is 60 points (inc. presentation and attendance). Course-unit credit is given under successful fulfilling the conditions of min. 25 points. At least 15 points have to be from semester project(s) solution.
The written exam (maximum 40 points) contains set of open and close questions, which focus on practicle understanding and application of logistics approach.
The final 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
1. Logistics history. Development of logistics. Logistics basic terminology and terms.
2. The scope of logistics in business. Logistics management and organization. Elements of logistics management.
3. Logistics decision making. Logistics activities. Logistics planning.
4. Value and logistics costs. Concept of total logistics cost. Cost identification. Logistics performance evaluation.
5. Principles of lean in logistics.
6. Lean logistics.
7. Logistics systems.
8. Components of logistics systems.
9. Theory of causal positions. Transportation management.
10. Material handling systems.
11. Production logistics and material flow management.
12. Techniques and methods of material flow analysis.
13. Logistics chains.
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.
Type of course unit
Guided consultation in combined form of studies
20 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer