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Professional studies

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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 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.

Learning outcomes

At the successful 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 and EOQ.

- Describe and identify materials handling equipment, including unit loads and packaging.

- Describe, select and evaluate transportation modes, vehicles and systems.

Course contents

- 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.
- 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

Recommended or required reading

1. Course textbook: Coyle, Bardi & Langley (1998). The Management of Business Logistics.
West Publishing Co. ISBN 0-314-06507-5.

2. An Introduction to Management Science
by Anderson, Sweeney, Williams och Wisniemski
ISBN 978-1-84480-595-2
Only chapter 11 (inventory models)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 36 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 12 hours
  • Project work and productions - 32 hours
  • Individual studies - 53 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 85 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 48 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions


Björk Kaj-Mikael


Björk Kaj-Mikael

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

The course will be taught During Period 2

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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