Syllabus spring term 2007


Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Compulsory for: I2. Optional for: I3XIE, L3XTG, Pi3, RH4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4, INEK4. Course coordinator: Lecturer Eva Berg,, Teknisk logistik. Assessment: Fulfilling the compulsory exercies will result in the grade 3. For higher grades an optional written examination is offered those who have fulfilled the course requirements for grade 3. Homepage:

The course provides basic knowledge about the logistic system within a company, i.e. approaches and principles used to plan, organize, coordinate, develop, control and manage the flow of material, from supplier, through the company to its customers. Furthermore, the course provides an overview of the flow of information that is related to the physical flows, and gives the student awareness of how logistics can affect results and profitability within an organization.

In addition, the course gives the student fundamental skills in analyzing, designing and selecting logistic solutions for the manufacturing company. The student will be able to identify and understand the problems (and possibilities!) that are common in logistics.

The course will develop the students’ holistic view on operations at companies and will, hopefully, contribute to a lasting interest for logistic issues. The course is a fundamental stepping stone for the continuous studies in logistics and supply chain management that are offered in later courses at the department.

The course consists of three parts: The Logistic System, Logistic Tools and The Possibilities of Logistics. The first part contains topics such as ”what is logistics”, parts of the logistic system, logistic activities and basic planning and controlling of flows within a company. The second part of the course covers various methods for analyzing the current state of the company, lead time analysis, basic inventory control, classification and segmentation of products and customers, and the total cost concept.

The final part of the course deals with logistic development and contains, among other things, holistic view, purchasing, structural changes and supply chains.

Aronsson, H., B. Ekdahl & B. Oskarsson: Modern logistik – för ökad lönsamhet. Liber, last edition