Course syllabus


MTTF01, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-04-04

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: I2, M2
Elective for: E4-pla, MD4, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.


The course consists of four parts: Logistics, The Logistics System, Goals of The Logistics System, The Logistics System Structure and Planning and Control of the Logistics System. 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 rest 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, the total cost concept and purchasing.

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

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination. Compulsory attendance may occur in certain parts.


Required prior knowledge: MIO012/MIOA01 Managerial Economics, BC or equivalent.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MTT105, MTT202, MTTN01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetsadjunkt Eva Berg,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course should not be combined with MTTN01 Logistics in the Building Process.