Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. MTTF10 overlap following cours/es: MTT091, MTT021, MTT091, MTT021, MTT091, MTT021 och MTT091. Optional for: I4lp. Course coordinator: Ass professor Andreas Norrman,, Teknisk logistik. Prerequisites: MTT105/MTTF01 Logistics. Assessment: To qualify for the final grade, the student must have passed the compulsory cases and the written examination. Parts: 2. Home page:

The course gives basic as well as advanced knowledge regarding the creation of effective and efficient materials flow in a company. The course also provides skills in methods for analysing material flows and materials handling needs, and how to choose and design materials handling systems. Another goal is to give a short introduction to queuing theory.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

For the part of the course concerning materials handling this means that the student should be able to:

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

be able to:

The student is also expected to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Material flow analysis, fixed and flexible handling equipment, load carriers and unit loads packages, storage and warehouse equipment, terminal automation and layout planning, analysis of stock levels and tools for designing optimal stock levels, queuing theory and simulation. Acquire or rent equipment, production layout’s and structure’s effect on materials flow, organization structure’s effect on material flow, and study materials handling in practice.

Elvander, M. & Lundin, J: Compendium in materials handling. Engineering Logistics. 2008 (available for download)
Elvander, M. & Lundin, J: Exercises in materials handling, Engineering Logistics. 2008 (available for download)


Code: 0108. Name: Materials Handling.
Higher education credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed written examination. Contents: Covers literature och lectures.

Code: 0208. Name: Cases.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Satisfactorily completed cases. Contents: In a case study, the students in groups (3-4) should solve a fictitious company's materials handling problems. A written report should be presented. Furthermore, completed exercises and assignments are required.