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ITR233 - Logistics
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-24 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKIEK
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: Swedish
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   22 Oct 2012 am H,  15 Jan 2013 pm V,  20 Aug 2013 pm V
0206 Written and oral assignments 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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Tekniklektor  Peter Olsson


ITR231   Business logistics ITR232   Business logistics

Course evaluation:


Environment 1,5 hec


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


The aim of the course is to give a fundamental understanding of logistics, be familiar with logistics terminology and concepts, and be able to apply some basic models and methods for analysing and controlling material flows. Special emphasis is on the environmental aspects of logistics.

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

describe the logistics performance indicators and objectives
describe the processes, functions, flows and participants in a logistics system
describe the physical material flow, including storage, material handling, transports and packaging
describe the different logistics cost and tied up capital
apply the most common measures for cost and tied up capital
describe the structure of the logistics system including products, materials supply, production and distribution
describe the control of the processes of materials supply, customer order and forecasting
describe the MRPII planning structure
describe and apply the basic material control methods and lot sizing methods
describe the decoupling purposes for various types of inventories in the materials flow
apply analyses of tied up capital, ABC analysis and analysis cost of total logistics
describe various strategies of designing distribution networks
describe various logistics effects in supply chains and some concepts to gain increased collaboration in supply chains
describe some important logistics information systems
describe the logistics system in a environment perspective


The following themes are included:

- The context of the logistics system
- The physiacl material flow (packaging, storage, material handling, transportation)
- Efficiency and goals of the logistics system (customer service, cost, tied-up capital, environment)
- The structure of the logistics system (products, material supply, production, distribution)
- Planing and control (demand management, materials planning, manufacturing planning and control, transport planning, material supply processes)
- Logistics collaboration in supply chains
- Logistics information systems
- Environmental aspects of logistics
- Methods and tools for logistics development


The course includes lectures, guest lectures, exercises, case seminars and a final written exam.


Jonsson, P. and Mattsson, S-A. (2005), Logistik - läran om effektiva materialflöden, Studentlitteratur, Lund (English title: Logistics and supply chain management).

Text about environmental aspects of logistics, quantitative exercises and selection of journal articles


The examination is done through written and orally presented and defend case assignments and a final written exam. The case assignments are conducted in groups.

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