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Syllabus for

Academic year
TEK125 - Logistics  
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 55133
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: A
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   18 Mar 2020 am SB_MU   08 Jun 2020 pm J DIG,  17 Aug 2020 am J DIG

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Per-Olof Arnäs

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In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

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)

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


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.



  • Lectures 
    • Managed by staff from Technology Management and Economics. These opportunities will handle the course material in a large group but assumes that the students have read parts of the material before, ie nontraditional lectures, teachers will rather, through discussions, examples etc. guide the students further in the area of Logistics  
  • Seminars
    • A number of seminars are linked to the course. Each seminar includes literature and study questions. A study case is also linked to the seminars.
  • Supervisions
    • A number of supervisors opportunities will be included. During these supervisions the student can ask questions about exercises, the case etc
  • Game
    • In order to give a good understanding of the interaction and dynamics of logistics systems, a game opportunity has been introduced. The game is called "The Beer Game" and is about controlling a flow chain in the production and distribution of beer. There is a mandatory presence at a game event.


- Jonsson, P. och Mattsson, S-A., Logistik - läran om effektiva materialflöden, Studentlitteratur, Lund. 

 - Material handed out through the course home page

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam

Mandatory moments, such as games, seminars, guest lectures etc

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