Course syllabus LP - Enterprise Logistics (ŠAVŠ - SS 2019/2020)

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Course title:
Enterprise Logistics
SS 2019/2020
Course supervisor:
Supervising department:
Prerequisites for registration:
Time allowance:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching:
lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Course objective:
Upon completion of this course, students should obtain knowledge and skills from single fields of the manufacturing enterprise logistics, which are necessary for managing logistics foot-holds on the first-line managers and departments specialists. From the point of view of the knowledge, students meet main logistics processes (purchase, manufacturing, and distribution logistics) and subsidiary logistics processes (inventory control, warehousing, material handling, packing, and transport). From the viewpoint of the skills, the main attention is focused on methods and tools suitable for an analysis and solution of operative logistics problems.
Course methods:
Tutorials deal with inventory control, e-kanban, logistics games, and excursions in industrial enterprises.
Course content:
Logistics management - definition, objectives, basic principles, development of logistics management (allowance 2/2)
Trends in logistics management - supply chain management, leanness, agility, resilience, greenness, sustainability, Industry 4.0 (allowance 2/0)
Purchase logistics management - definition, types of pruchasing situations, purchasing process, supplier evaluation and selection (allowance 2/0)
Manufacturing logistics management - definition, reasons for its development, logistics solutions in manufacturing, logistics in Czech industrial production, types of production and their impact on logistics (allowance 1/0)
MRP/ERP systems and Theory of Constraints and DBR system - definition, structure and example of utilisation of MRP I system, MRP II, ERP, and APS system, definition of Theory of Constraints, ongoing improvement process, DBR systém and possibilities of its application (allowance 3/0)
Just-in-time concept and Kanban system as main pillars of Lean manufacturing - just-in-time concept definition, comparison of traditional and JIT manufacturing, problems with JIT implementation, JIT implementation (allowance 2/6)
Just-in-time concept and Kanban system as main pillars of Lean manufacturing - alternative solutions, Kanban and Milkrun system (allowance 2/4)
Distribution logistics management - definition and reasons of its development, structure of distribution chains, Distribution Requirement Planning, ECR and QR systems (allowance 2/0)
Inventory analysis and control - reasons for holding inventories, inventory costs, inventory classification, methods and recommendations for inventory control (allowance 2/8)
10.Packaging and handling - definition, packaging and handling units, handling equipment (allowance 2/2)
Warehouse management - definition, warehouse activities and technologies (allowance 2/2)
Transportation and transport - definition, transport segmentation, selection of mode of transport (allowance 2/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
Will apply methods and tools for inventory analysis and control
Will define logistics management of an industrial enterprise, its goals, basic principles, development and latest trends
-Will express the substance of the main logistics processes (purchase, manufacturing, and distribution logistics management)
-Will express the substance of the subsidiary logistics processes (inventory analysis and control, packaging and handling, warehouse management, and transportation and transport)
-Will give examples of concepts, systems, tools, technologies, and solutions used in individual logistics processes

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures
24 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials
24 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)
0 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation36 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work
14 h
     Preparation for final test42 h
     Preparation for final oral exam
0 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Term paper20 %
Mid-term test(s)
20 %
Final test60 %
Final oral exam
0 %
100 %
Course completion:
1. Participation in tutorials is necessary condition. Maximum of unexcused absences are two, next two absences can be compensated by elaborating extra seminar works with topics of the not passed tutorials. It is related to the on-site study.

2. Point evaluation of the subject:
- Maximum 40 points in tutorials in form of one seminar work from the fields of inventory control (minimum 12 and maximum 20 points) and one test (minimum 12 and maximum 20 points), minimum 24 points (sum of points scored of the work and test) for advance to the examination. The test is replaced with next seminar work in part-time mode of study.
- Maximum 60 points for examination in form of an e-learning test, minimum 30 points for successful completion of the subject. The test is replaced with an oral examination in part-time mode of study.

3. E-learning test (on-site study)
- Examination dates published in information system AIS.
- Duration 30 minutes.
- Twenty questions covering the whole content of the subject.
- Selection of one answer from four possible options.
- Three points for the correct answer, points for wrong or unanswered questions are not abated.

4. Examples of the e-learning test questions (two kinds of questions):
a) The fundamental goal of the logistics management is (select the most suitable answer):
- To reach acceptable range of logistics costs
- To offer requested level of logistics services
- To ensure company competitiveness
- To reach short delivery times
b) Basic logistics services are: I. Delivery reliability; II. Quality of delivered products; III. Delivery flexibility; IV. Low prices of delivered products (select one of the following options):
- I., II., and III.
- I., III., and IV.
- I., and III.
- II., and IV.

5. Oral examination(part-time study:
- Examination dates published in information system AIS.
- Duration 20 minutes.
- Two questions.
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
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Reading list:
Language of instruction: Czech
LENORT, R. Průmyslová logistika.  [online]. 2012. URL:
GROS A KOLEKTIV, I. Velká kniha logistiky. Praha: VŠCHT Praha, 2016. 512 p. ISBN 978-80-7080-952-5.
MACUROVÁ, P. -- KLABUSAYOVÁ, N. -- TVRDOŇ, L. Logistika. 2nd ed. VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2018. 342 p. Series of economics textbooks ;. ISBN 978-80-248-4158-8.

Language of instruction: Czech
MACUROVÁ, P. -- TVRDOŇ, L. -- KLABUSAYOVÁ, N. Logistika. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2014. ISBN 978-80-248-3791-8.

Study plans:
Field of study B-EM-BAL Business Administration and Operations, Logistics and Quality Management, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Run in the period of:
Course tutor: prof. Ing. Radim Lenort, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Ing. David Staš, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Pavel Wicher, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Teaching language: Czech
Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Ing. Lucie Bydžovská on 12/11/2019.

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