The course is included in these curricula and study modules
- International business 2009 (international students) - Business operations
- International business 2009 (native finnish speaking students) - Business operations
- International business 2009 (native swedish speaking students) - Business operations
- Information- and mediatechnology 2007 (electrical engineering) - Business administration
- Information- and mediatechnology 2008 (electrical engineering) - Business administration
- Plastics technology 2007 (international students) - Business administration
- Plastics technology 2007 (native finnish speaking students) - Business administration
- Plastics technology 2007 (native swedish speaking students) - Business administration
- Plastics technology 2008 (native finnish speaking students) - Business administration
- Plastics technology 2008 (native swedish speaking students) - Business administration
Type of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is to give the student the skills and tools required to understand, use, design and manage modern logistical systems, for control of goods, money and information. The course gives the theory needed to perform the project work of Logistics 2.
At the succesful completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to: - Define the concepts of logistics, SCM, customer service levels. - Describe and apply modern methods for inbound logistics, such as Kan-ban and JIT systems. - Describe and apply the methods of outbound logistics and distribution. - Take, analyze and act on products in inventory, using modern equipment and methods, such as ABC, EOQ and ROP. - Describe and apply time-based approaches to replenishment (ECR, AR, CR). - Develop warehouse operations and design warehouse layouts. - Describe and identify materials handling euipment, including unit loads and packaging. - Describe, select and evaluate transportation modes, vehicles and systems.
- Definitions and understanding of logistics, SCM, customer service. - Inbound logistics, JIT and Kanban systems. - Outbound logistics, distribution. - Internal logistics, inventory systems. Types of inventory. Inventory analysis, ABC methods. - Inventory decision making, EOQ, reorder points. - Time-based approaches to replenishment (ECR, AR, CR). - Warehousing operations and layouts. - Materials handling. Unit loads. Packaging. - Transportation systems and management. Terms of sale. - Transportation systems and vehicles. Modal selection.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
A basic knowledge of economics and mathematics is recommended.
Previous course names
Business Logistics for IB; Logistics and Scheduling for IM, in years 1999-2002. Logistics 1+2 in 2003-2006.
The first home assigment is mandatory. No traditional written exam in this course.
Recommended or required reading
Course notes published on course webpage. Course textbook: Managing supply chains : a logistics approach, 8th ed. 2008 - ISBN: 978-0-324-66267-2 Langley, Coyle, Gibson, Novack, Bardi
- Lectures - 33 hours
- Excursions and demonstrations - 9 hours
- Exercise based learning - 0 hours
- Laboratory lessons and tasks in a simulated environment - 0 hours
- Project work and productions - 45 hours
- Individual studies - 45 hours
- Total workload of the course: 132 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 90 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 42 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
- Demonstrations and presentations
- Reports and productions
To pass the course the student should have about 50 p of a total of 100 p. The student can gather points from being present during the lectures, making home assignments and writing minitests during some lectures.
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended
- Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
- Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
- Date will be announced later - Essays