Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
LOGISTICSMTTF01
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. MTTF01 overlaps following cours/es: MTT105, MTT202 and MTTN01. Compulsory for: I2, M1. Optional for: E5, E5pe, MD4, Pi4. Course coordinator: Lecturer Eva Berg, eva.berg@tlog.lth.se, Engineering Logistics. Prerequisites: MIO012/MIOA01 Managerial Economics, BC or equivalent. Assessment: Grade 3 is obtained by passing the compulsory exercises. To obtain a higher grade (4 or 5), a written examination is provided. Further information: The course should not be combined with MTTN01 Logistics in the Building Process. Home page: http://www.tlog.lth.se.

Aim
The course provides basic knowledge about the logistics 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. In addition, 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. Furthermore, 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 of operations at companies and will, hopefully, contribute to a lasting interest in logistics issues.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

be able to apply critical and creative thinking and, hopefully, acquire a lasting interest in logistics. The student should have obtained a professional attitude towards a firm's logistical challenges and opportunities.

Contents
The course consists of five parts: Logistics, The Logistics System, Goals of The Logistics System, The Logistics System Structure, Planning and Control of the Logistics System and The Holistic view of Logistics. The first part contains topics such as”what is logistics”, parts of the logistics system, logistics activities and basic planning and controlling of flows within a company. The mid parts 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 logistics development and contains, among other things, holistic view, purchasing, structural changes and supply chains.

Literature
Jonsson, P. & Mattsson S.A.: Läran om effektiva materialflöden. Studentlitteratur 2005. ISBN 9789144041827.