ECTS credits: 5
Lectures: 2
Exercises: 1

Course objective:

Acquiring fundamental knowledge on management and strategic management in logistics. Acquiring skills in management and application in business operations, especially in logistics.

Course contents:

General information on management - Definition of management: concept, tasks and the significance of management, functions and skills - Development of management: early ideas, mature period, contemporary approaches, - Contemporary management challenges: responsibility, information technology, globalization, etc. - Management functions, - Planning; objectives, strategic planning, operative planning, - Organizing: organization in companies, work processes and projects, delegating, authorities, and power; - Management leadership, coordinating: working with people, and situational approach to management; - Project management, - Monitoring, classic monitoring, quality management, other models, decision-making; decision-making process, - Changes management; realizing climate for changes, leading the changes in process Strategic management: - Definition and meaning of strategic management, components and model of strategic management, - vision, mission, goals, interested groups, social responsibility, - designing the strategy (internal and external analysis, SWOT analysis, types and selection of strategy), - Strategy implementation (designing organizational structure, integrative and control systems, harmonizing strategy, structure and control, programs, calculations and procedures for implementation), - Policy and power in organizations (sources of policies and power in organizations, influence of policy and power on strategy, managing organizational policies), - Conflicts in organizations (sources of conflicts in organizations, strategic management of conflicts), - Changes in organizations (determining needs for changes, determining hindrances and resistance to changes, introducing changes into organizations, self-learning organization), - Strategic management model, strategic approach to the development of a logistics plan.

Competences:

General: proficiency in management basics with emphasis on strategic management. Specific: ability to manage and take part in decision-making process on strategic logistics issues.

Learning outcomes:

Having passed the exam, the student will be able to: 1. Design a business plan, setting the goals and reviewing several versions of implementation and the choice of the most appropriate one. 2. Discuss the suitability of various forms of organization, delegation of authority and use of power. 3. Evaluate leadership styles in management and connect their application in various situations. 4. Argument an approach to the design of a controlling system for the logistics processes. 5. Propose project approach for solving logistics problems. 6. Discuss the model of strategic management of an organization and the connection with its logistics. 7. Independently analyze internal and external business environment and connect it with the vision, mission and goals. 8. Formulate an appropriate business strategy and assess the conditions for its implementation. The aforementioned learning outcomes contribute to the learning outcomes of the study programme: - Plan management in the process of logistics activities. - Analyse relevant management indicators in the logistics system. - Analyse the impact of logistics activities on the environment and security of a population.