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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK125 - Logistics
Syllabus adopted 2008-02-27 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0106 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   09 Mar 2009 am M,  13 Jan 2009 pm V,  17 Aug 2009 pm V

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Professor  Kent Lumsden

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For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Engineering economics or similar.


This course aims to provide a basic understanding for the discipline of logistics both as an academic as well as an applied science by introducing its attendants to theories, models of analysis and tools

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

After the course is successfully completed, the student will be familiarized with the following regarding this subject:
- The premise and frame work of logistics
- The physical flow of materials (packaging, storing, handling, transportation etc.)
- Logistical key performance indicators and efficiency/effectiveness parameters (Customer service, cost, tide up capital cost, values added etc.)
- The structure of logistical systems (Products, supply chains, production, distribution etc.)
- The control of logistical systems (customer order, prognoses, material control, tranporta planning and control, sourcing etc.)
- Tools for analyzing the supply chain (EOQ, Total cost, ABS-analysis etc.)


Logistics is about the cost generating and utility creating activities of material flows such as, organization, planning and control of the entire flow of materials from raw materials to the point of consumption and back (recycling and waste management). Among its objectives are tailoring/matching and improving the efficiency of the supply chain, material flows within production and distribution through a holistic view of the flows within and between companies as well as to the consumer and back.


Traditional lectures provided by the personal at the division of Logistics and Transportation as well as guest lectures from other practitioner and academic sources.
Presentation of relevant tools and models and their application.
The illustrative supply chain game called 'the beer game' is a mandatory part of this course.
Two separate cases that pertain to the areas of distribution and supply will be performed in groups.




Exam (max 70 points)
Cases (2x15 =30 points max)
Mandatory course events: beer game, guest lectures and presentation of cases.
Total; max 100 points
To pass the course, you are required to pass each sub part individually i.e. min 28 point on the exam and 6 point on each case. For higher grades the regular Chalmers standard is applied on the total score i.e. exam + case + case.

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