Course syllabus

Internationell distributionsteknik
International Physical Distribution

MTTN70, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2022/23
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED I
Date of Decision: 2022-04-11

General Information

Compulsory for: MLOG1
Elective for: E4, I4-lf, M4-lp
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of this course is to provide students with fundamental understanding as well as more advanced knowledge of the design and implementation of physical distribution and transportation systems. The entire distribution network will be considered, focusing on key aspects such as infrastructure and transport modes, transport market structure and design/planning of distribution operations. The course will address the most important theories, concepts, models, methods and tools used to identify, describe, design, analyse and evaluate diverse solutions for physical distribution of goods. It will furnish an understanding of the important role played by physical distribution/transportation into contemporary supply chains across several industry sectors, as well as convey the knowledge and skills to methodically analyse transportation needs and make informed decisions regarding choice and design of appropriate distribution solutions.

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



Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: To qualify for a final grade, the student must have passed the written examination and completed compulsory assignments. Evaluation of course performance is based on the written examination and the assignments. Compulsory attendance may occur in certain parts.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: International Physical Distribution.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed written examination. Contents: Literature, lectures and assignments.
Code: 0217. Name: Assignments.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Satisfactorily completed assignments. Contents: The assignments are compulsory and are carried out in groups.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: MTTN25 Warehousing and Materials Handling or similar.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: MTT045

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ebba Eriksson,
Examinator: Jan Olhager,
Course homepage:
Further information: Participation is mandatory for the first session. Absence from the first class session may result in an automatic drop from the course.