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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.
The course gives the theory needed to perform the project work of Logistics 2.

Learning outcomes

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.

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.
- 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.

Additional information

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

Study activities

  • 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

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions
  • Essays

Assessment requirements

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.


Björk Kaj-Mikael


Björk Kaj-Mikael

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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