ECTS credits: 7
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Acquisition of elementary knowledge of logistics systems and systematic approach to studying logistics.

Course contents:

Concepts, historical development, importance, types and purpose of logistics. Business logistics, competitive advantage through logistics support, logistics chains, the importance of logistics in business operations. Quality of logistics support (system effectiveness and efficiency). Costs of logistics support in organizational life cycle, and life cycles of services and products. Logistics management (logistics planning, logistics strategies, logistics products). Logistics services (product and services, capacity, waiting-time and distribution channels of services, processing orders and information flows). Integrated logistics in the organization, relations with other departments in the company, forecasts of logistics demands, IL developmental levels and achievements divided by level. Managing supplies (classification of items, economic order quantity, safety stock). Managing materials in the company (distribution models, storage system and associated processes, locations, components and storage processes, internal-transport fundamentals of the movement of materials, packaging). Transport and transport management (types and characteristics of transport, transport regulation, intermodal transportation, selection of transportation and carrier, own and hired transport). Maintenance system as a logistic subsystem, the relationship between the concept, technology and organization of maintenance, quality and optimization of the maintenance system.


General: mastering of knowledge in the area of business systems organization. Specific: proficiency in logistics systems, logistics chains and logistics technologies and logistics requirements forecasts

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Distinguish the components of logistics and estimate their influence on the business system. 2. Identify the elements of efficiency and calculate their values for simple cases. 3. Analyze and predict the types of costs of logistics within the costs of system life cycle. 4. Identify the types of logistics management and propose its improvement in the organization. 5. Develop an approach to the optimization of service logistics (that is, capacity, waiting-time and distribution channels). 6. Assess the connection between integrated logistics and other sectors in a company and suggest improvements in logistics coordination. 7. Identify problems in supply management, classify items and calculate economic order quantities. 8. Put together proposals for the improvement of material flow management in a company. The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the learning outcomes of the study programme: - Explain the properties and functions of a logistics system. -Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility in providing logistical support. -Present the analysis results and proposals for resolving logistics issues.