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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is by "learning by doing" create knowledge and understanding about distribution structures and location decisions.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to identify and evaluate distribution structures and to use location models based on statistical data.

Course contents

Distribution chains Distribution strategies Localizing models Logistics services in distribution

Prerequisites and co-requisites

10 ects in logistics

Additional information

as specified

Recommended or required reading

Coyle, Bardi & Langley (1998). The Management of Business Logistics. West Publishing Co. ISBN 0- 314-06507-5. Valda delar Location Location Location (1996). ISBN 1-55571- 376-9 (valda delar) + additional material to be announced later

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 16 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 9 hours
  • Project work and productions - 45 hours
  • Individual studies - 43 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 88 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 45 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions
  • Essays


Sved Ann-Christine


Tigerstedt Christa

Home page of the course


Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Essays

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