Course: Logistics Management

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Course title Logistics Management
Course code KPE/PLIM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Dyntar Jakub, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures (topics): 1. Modern business management principles, business process and logistics requirement. 2. Logistics as an integrated system - goals of logistics, basic terminology, logistic chains, logistics division. 3. Basic methods and techniques for solving logistics problems (Pareto / ABC analysis). 4. Basics of designing material flow in an enterprise (principles, methods and techniques - e.g. Spaghetti, VSM). 5. Stock management, inventory management. 6. Case studies. 7. Basics of designing enterprise information flow - production and management planning, logistics information systems - ERP, APS, MES, and WMS. 8. Basics of production management - MRP, Kanban, and CONWIP. 9. Theory of Constraints (TOC). 10. Supply Chain Management. 11. Logistics controlling. 12. Technical means - transport and handling systems, storage systems, automatic identification systems (distribution, utilization, selection criteria). 13. Digital factory, utilization of computer simulation in logistics. 14. Presentation by an expert. Seminars (topics): Solving practical tasks thematically corresponding to individual lectures, presentations of semestral projects.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Seminár, E-learning, Students' portfolio
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) - 5 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 25 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 18 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to introduce students to the dynamically developing discipline which plays an important role in the management of production, business, and sales organisations. The subject introduces the basic concepts and draws attention to the context which should be understood by undegraduates. The subject explains the principle and utilisation of individual method used in business logistics. Supporting computer resources will be presented within the subject framework as well as practical case studies from industrial projects.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme.
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Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Oral presentation of self-study

Credit: Active participation in seminars, elaboration and defense of the semestral project. Exam: Written form
Recommended literature
  • Časopis Logistika..
  • Obchodník: Měsíčník Hospodářských novin. ISSN 1210-6178..
  • GROS I., et al. Velká kniha logistiky.. Praha: VŠCHT, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7080-952-5.
  • JIRSÁK, P., M. MERVART a M. VINŠ. Logistika pro ekonomy - vstupní logistika.. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7357-958-6.
  • LAMBERT, D. M., J. R. STOCK a L. M. ELLRAM. Logistika. 2. vyd.. Brno: CP Books, 2005. ISBN 80-251-0504-0.
  • SIXTA, J. a M. ŽIŽKA. Logistika. Metody používané pro řešení logistických projektů.. Brno: Computer Press, 2009. ISBN 978-80-251-2563-2.
  • SIXTA, J. a V. MAČÁT. Logistika: teorie a praxe.. Brno: CP Books, 2005. ISBN 80-251-0573-3.

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