Course detail


FAST-NWB024Acad. year: 2020/2021

The bases and principles of logistics systems, logistics chains and their creation in the form of tangible and intangible flows. The mathematical methods used in selected areas of logistics along with processes used in the identification and decomposition of systems, methods and means. The options for the application of a logistics approach in the area of construction processes, the equipping of a building site and during the execution of structures. Principles and methods of systems engineering, operational analysis and decision-making processes and their practical use mainly in the preparation and operation of equipment at building sites. Options for the use of computer programmes in the modelling and simulation of phenomena and processes involved in real-world civil engineering activities – with a main focus on the management of building site operation.


Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

By mastering the objectives of the Decision Making Theory course the students will acquire knowledge of one of the basic scientific branches - logistics. They will master the essential theory of logistic systems, logistic chains, creation of material and information flows. They will master fundamentals of the system analysis and de-aggregation into the elements and chains, simulation and modelling of chains, flows and processes.


Knowledge of construction technology, understanding of technological processes involved in the realization of buildings, as well as the knowledge needed for the preparation and operation of a building site. Understanding of matrix algebra and statistics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the course. Theoretical fundamentals of logistics. The basics of systems theory and control theory – the role of feedback. The fundamentals of systems engineering. The basis of the theory of decision-making processes .
2. Logistics chains – principles and creation of chains. Logistics of tangible and intangible flows – material, information and financial flows. Analysis and reciprocal links. Logistics decomposition of a real corporate structure. Interaction of logistics and production management.
3. Mathematical methods of logistics. Modelling and simulation. The use of simulation programmes.
4. Decision-making processes in practice – relationships between decision making and management. The role of the Chinese postman and Travelling salesman problems. Their use in civil engineering practice – the management of building site operations and the supplying of construction work.
5. Operational research - principles and methods. Linear programming and its practical application.
6. The basics of graph theory. The basics of game theory. The fundamentals of queueing theory and its use in the operation of construction site equipment.
7. Practical tasks and objectives of logistics in business. Use of logistics in the system by which construction processes are managed.
8. Logistics and decision-making functions in the area of the management of building site equipment operation – the provision and management of supplies (warehouses), methods: KANBAN, Just In Time.


The topic of the course is logistics as a modern scientific tool forming together with cybernetics the basis of the modern control and information systems.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-SIR Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer