The course takes place in period

3 (2023-01-01 to 2023-03-19)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit, the following competencies are
in focus:

Competence in understanding the connection between
business logistics and profitability

Compentence in the management of logistic flows
and supply chains

Comptetence in material management and control

Basic competence in sustainable logistics

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

Explain the meaning of logistical concepts and use
them in communication. (Knowledge)

Describe the material, information, capital and
reverse flows, how these are coordinated in a
supply chain and analyze these also from an
environmental perspective. (Knowledge)

Explain how logistics is linked to the company's
profitability and how it can be improved through
the development of logistics. (Knowledge)

Define delivery service and explain how its
various elements affect the logistical performance
and customer experience in a supply chain.

Describe different areas in material management
and use the most common formulas in logistics.

Participate in the planning, organization and
execution of material management in a company.

Apply and interpret calculations and use them as a
basis for decisions. (Skill)

Consider ethical principles and sustainability
principles in relation to given topics (Approach)

Course contents

Flow thinking
Chains and networks
Logistics players
Materials Administration
Logistics as a means of competition

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names


Additional information

More information about the course is given at the
course introduction and during the course.

Recommended or required reading

Material from the lectures.​

Rushton, Croucher and Baker (2022)
The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution
Management - Understanding the Supply Chain, 7th
ISBN 9781398602052 (available at External link)

Jerry Rudd (2019)​
A Practical Guide to Logistics - An Introduction
to Transport, Warehousing, Trade and Distribution
ISBN 9780749486327 (available at External link)

Coyle, Bardi & Langley (1998 or later). The
Management of Business Logistics.
West Publishing Co. ISBN 0-314-06507-5.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 13 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 30 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To complete the course, the minimum is required
30 points in the individual assignments
5 points in the group assignment
15 points in the exam
1-49 points equal to fail
50-59 points equal to 1
60-69 points equal to 2
70-79 points equal to 3
80-89 points equal to 4
90-100 points equal to 5
Introduction lecture is mandatory


  • Adlercreutz Erica
  • Henriksson Robert


Henriksson Robert

Group size

No limit (58 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

see arbs

Course enrolment period

2022-12-26 to 2023-01-05

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2023-01-10 08:30 - 11:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Introduction - Guest lecture Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2023-01-13 12:30 - 15:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Logistics is the science for creating more effective flows Henriksson Robert
2023-01-17 08:30 - 11:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Purchasing exam Adlercreutz Erica
2023-01-20 12:30 - 15:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Terms of payment and terms of delivery? Henriksson Robert
2023-01-24 08:30 - 11:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Calculation cost of goods in inventory Adlercreutz Erica
2023-01-27 13:00 - 15:30 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Purchasing ? calculation of quantity? Adlercreutz Erica
2023-01-31 08:15 - 10:45 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Transports - Distribution - Terminals - guest lecture Sari Turkkila, Finnish Shipbrokers Association Henriksson Robert
2023-02-03 12:30 - 15:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Warehousing and inventory management Adlercreutz Erica
2023-02-07 08:30 - 11:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Logistics and sustainability Adlercreutz Erica
2023-02-10 12:30 - 15:00 F249 Introduction to Logistics Connections and management of the flows in logistics? Henriksson Robert
2023-02-14 08:30 - 11:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Packaging Adlercreutz Erica
2023-02-17 12:15 - 14:45 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics E-commerce and logistics? Henriksson Robert
2023-02-24 12:30 - 15:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Time as a management system? Henriksson Robert
2023-03-03 09:00 - 11:30 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Group presentations session A Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2023-03-03 12:30 - 15:00 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Group presentations session B Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2023-03-07 08:30 - 10:30 D4107-08 Introduction to Logistics Exam Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2023-03-07 11:00 - 12:30 D173 Introduction to Logistics Presentations for students who missed the first opportunity. Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2023-03-27 14:30 - 17:30 B518 Introduction to Logistics Re-exam 1 Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert
2023-04-17 12:30 - 16:30 F143 Logistikens grunder / Introduction to Logistics Omtentamen 2/Re-exam 2 Adlercreutz Erica
Henriksson Robert

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