Introduction to Logistics and Cost-Benefit Analysis, 6 credits

Grunder i logistik och lönsamhetsanalys, 6 hp

TNG018

The course is disused.

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management Logistics Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Anna Fredriksson

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 34 h
Recommended self-study hours: 126 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6KFTL Air Transportation and Logistics, Bachelor's Programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 2, 3 Swedish Norrköping C
6KLOG Civic Logistics, Bachelor´s Programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 2, 3 Swedish Norrköping C
6CKTS Communications, Transport and Infrastructure, M Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 2, 3 Swedish Norrköping C

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management, Logistics, Transportation Systems Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Communications, Transport and Infrastructure, M Sc in Engineering
  • Air Transportation and Logistics, Bachelor's Programme
  • Civic Logistics, Bachelor´s Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Industrial Economics

Intended learning outcomes

After having completed the course the student shall be able to:

  1. Master and apply basic theoretical concepts, models and tools to observe, chart, and describe a logistics system, on a general level.
  2. Master basic principles and models of how the function of a logistics system interacts with the profitability of the individual goods producing enterprise, on a general level.
  3. Be able to critically evaluate context and situation dependencies that are present in the logistics system, and be able to adapt the basic theoretical concepts, models and tools in accordance.
  4. Compile and communicate a charting of a specific logistics system.
  5. Assess the situation specific complexity and uncertainty in a given situation in a specific logistics system, in order to analyse the studied system.
  6. Apply the basic principles, models and tools on a specific logistics system.
  7. Communicate the above in writing.

    Course content

    • The prime unit of analysis is the single goods producing enterprise, viewed from a systems perspective.
    • Basic concepts to describe logistics systems.
    • Basic principles for creating profitability by means of efficient logistics.
    • In order to create conditions for efficient logistics, it is necessary to apply a structured method of working when conducting studies of logistics systems. This includes:
      • Charting, description, and analysis of logistics systems.
      • Formulation and evaluation of different alternatives, i.e. possible changes to the logistics system.
      • Evaluation and comparison of alternatives.
      • Communication of the study in its entirety, from task to recommended path of action, including implementation.

    Teaching and working methods

    Instruction is mainly in the form of lectures and classes, as well as independent work with case studies. The first half of the course introduces the basic concepts, tools and methods in lectures and lessons. In the second half, these are applied on a case assignments.
    The course runs throughout the fall semester.

    Examination

    UPG3Assignment2 creditsU, G
    KTR2Voluntary test0 creditsD
    TEN2Written examination4 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
    The examination will partly be individual, partly in groups.
    Pass (G) on the case assigment (UPG1) and the written test (KTR1) and grade 3 on the written examination (TEN1) means that the complete course is passed with the grade 3. To obtain a higher grade (4,5), a corresponding result is required on the written examination (TEN1) in addition to the requirements above.

    Grades

    Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

    Department

    Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

    Director of Studies or equivalent

    Erik Bergfeldt

    Examiner

    Anna Fredriksson

    Education components

    Preliminary scheduled hours: 34 h
    Recommended self-study hours: 126 h

    Course literature

    Additional literature

    Books

    • Oskarsson, Björn, Ekdahl, Bengt, Aronsson, Håkan, (2013) Modern logistik : för ökad lönsamhet
      ISBN: 9789147111268
      Stockholm : Liber, 2013
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG3 Assignment 2 credits U, G
KTR2 Voluntary test 0 credits D
TEN2 Written examination 4 credits U, 3, 4, 5
The examination will partly be individual, partly in groups.
Pass (G) on the case assigment (UPG1) and the written test (KTR1) and grade 3 on the written examination (TEN1) means that the complete course is passed with the grade 3. To obtain a higher grade (4,5), a corresponding result is required on the written examination (TEN1) in addition to the requirements above.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

Oskarsson, Björn, Ekdahl, Bengt, Aronsson, Håkan, (2013) Modern logistik : för ökad lönsamhet

ISBN: 9789147111268

Stockholm : Liber, 2013

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
KTR2
TEN2
UPG3

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
KTR2
TEN2
UPG3

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
KTR2
TEN2
UPG3

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
KTR2
TEN2
UPG3

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
KTR2
TEN2
UPG3

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
KTR2
TEN2
UPG3

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X
KTR2
TEN2
UPG3

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X

                            
3.2 Communications
X
TEN2
UPG3

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context
X

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management
X
TEN2
UPG3

                            
4.4 Designing
X
TEN2
UPG3

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects
X
TEN2
UPG3

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X
TEN2
UPG3

                            

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