Course detail

Logistics

FP-BlogaPAcad. 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. Equipment of modern integrated laboratory of management of production processes (LAPROCO) will be used for:
Practical training of waste elimination in lean logistics;
Comparison of usage of different components of material handling system in production logistics;
Acquaintance of ways of material flows optimalization.

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Co-requisites

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.
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.
DORNIER, Philippe-Pierre. Global Operations and Logistics: text and Cases. New York: John Wiley, 1998, 453 s. ISBN 0-471-12036-7.

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

Course Completion
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; attending LEAN workshop selected logistics topic presentation; attending excursion, 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); participation on (whole) LEAN workshop (maximum 15 points); participation in seminars (maximum 5 points/whole semester), selected logistics topic presentation (maximum 10 points/whole semester) and written exam (maximum 40 points). Additional activities (maximum 4) will be included during the semester.
Additional activities are especially external lectures (10 points/lecture) or practical training (10 points/training) or excursions (10 points/excursion), which can be used for obtaining additional points to pass minimum points requirements.Chosen semester project topics should be sent via e-learning by the end of 4th week of the semester.
Students have to hand over a written semestral projects via e-learning by the end of 5th (solution of project no. 1) and 10th(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. Attendance at seminars in computer laboratory, lectures, workshop (inc. attendance at additional activities, i. e. external lecture, practical training and excursion) is systematically controlled. The course requirements grade are course-unit credit and exam. Course-unit credit maximum is 60 points (inc. project(s) solution, LEAN workshop participation, selected logistics topic 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. Course Completion for Students with Individual Study Plan:Course assessment is conditional on submitting the semestral project(s) in the required scope and time and passing an exam.
Conditions for awarding the course-unit credits: Working out the semestral project(s).
The exam contains set of open and close questions, which focus on practical understanding and application of logistics approach.
Distance Course Completion:All full time education activities are replaced by adequate online education form. Student’s attendance is checked by selected topics solution or online discussion. The online exam contains set of open and a few closed questions, which focus on practical understanding and application of logistics approach. Detail specifications are published in e-learning.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

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.

Aims

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 Bachelor's

    branch BAK-EPM , 3. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

  • Programme BAK-PM Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 7 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning