Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TNK114 Logistics in Supply Chains, 6 ECTS credits.
/Logistik i försörjningskedjor/

For:   KTS   TSL  


Prel. scheduled hours: 48
Rec. self-study hours: 112

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Transportation Systems Engineering, Logistics, Industrial Engineering

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The purpose of the course is to provide theoretical knowledge about logistics in supply chains. The course covers inter organizational as well as intra organizational issues. Inter organizational issues provides insights regarding how the different actors within the supply chain apply/are affected by different logistics strategies. Intra organizational issues provides insights regarding how the different functions within a company apply/are affected by different logistics strategies. The course should provide understanding of different general logistics strategies and their inter- and intra-organizational impacts. After passing the course should the student be able to: 1. Master theoretical concepts such as supply chain management, flexibility, coordination, integration, outsourcing, vendor managed inventories, postponement, purchasing strategies, production strategies and their relation to logistics and the focal company‚?Ts logistics strategies. 2. Understand how the theoretical concepts are related and their mutual interdependencies 3. Understand drivers, barriers and prerequisites for different logistics strategies in supply chains. 4. Apply the theoretical concepts and understand their implications and based on this be able to understand, explain, evaluate and question different logistics strategies within companies as well as supply chains. 5. Read and understand academic journal papers within logistics strategies in supply chains. 6. In a structured way evaluate academic journal papers and to be able to explain under what circumstances they are valid

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Logistics. Admission requirements for master level studies within Transportation Systems Engineering.

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

At lectures are the theoretical concepts introduced. These are then discussed at seminars as support for the hand-ins.

Course contents:
The course deals with inter-organizational questions in relation to logistics between companies in a supply chain, e.g. the flow of material from the manufacturer, through the wholesaler to the industrial customer. Also intra-organizational questions are an important part of the course content, e.g. materials supply issues and distribution issues and their relation to purchasing, production and marketing. The parts of the logistics structures discussed are e.g. physical structures, roles, physical and information flows. The course deals with barriers and prerequisites for different logistics strategies in supply chains.

Course literature:
Selected scientific academic journal papers according to the instructions at the course webpage. Lecture material, case descriptions, book chapters etc that are introduced at the lectures.

Written examination
The final grade will be based on a summary of the grades of the different course parts.

Course language is Swedish/English.
Department offering the course: ITN.
Director of Studies: Erik Bergfeldt
Examiner: Anna Fredriksson

Course Syllabus in Swedish

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Last updated: 01/31/2017