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Industrial Logistics

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Course Unit Code634-2014/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Optional
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites
PrerequisitiesCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit Title
634-2010Operations Management
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
LEN36prof. Ing. Radim Lenort, Ph.D.
Definition, goals, essential principles, and development of logistics in industrial enterprises and supply chains. Logistics management of main logistics processes (purchase, production, and distribution) and supporting logistics processes (inventory control, warehousing, material handling, packaging, and transportation). Concepts, systems and tools for logistics management of industrial enterprises.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Student will be well informed in principles and conceptions used for logistics management of industrial enterprises and supply chains, will meet with main and supporting logistics processes and will acquire tools and methods suitable for analysis and solving of logistics problems.
Course Contents
1. Logistics management of industrial enterprise - definition, objectives, basic principles.
2. Industrial supply chain management - development and the latest trends of industrial supply chain management.
3. Purchase logistics management - definition, types of pruchasing situations, purchasing process, supplier evaluation and selection.
4. 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.
5. MRP/ERP systems - definition, structure and example of utilisation of MRP I systém in industrial production, MRP II, ERP, and APS systems.
6. Theory of Constraints and DBR system - definition of Theory of Constraints, ongoing improvement process, DBR system and possibilities of its application in industrial production.
7. 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 in industrial production, alternative solutions, Kanban and Milkrun system.
8. Distribution logistics management - definition and reasons of its development, structure of industrial distribution chains, Distribution Requirement Planning, ECR and QR systems.
9. Inventory analysis and control - reasons for holding inventories, inventory costs, inventory classification, methods and recommendations for inventory control.
10. Packaging and handling - definition, packaging and handling units, handling equipment.
11. Warehouse management - definition, warehouse activities and technologies.
12. Transportation and transport - definition, industrial transport segmentation, selection of mode of transport.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
LENORT, R. Production Logistics Concepts and Systems: Potential for Use in Metallurgical and Waste Processing Companies. Krakow: AGH University of Science and Technology Press, 2010. ISBN 978-83-7464-302-3.
LENORT, R. Průmyslová logistika. Studijní opora. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2012. ISBN 978-80-248-2584-7.
MACUROVÁ, P., N. KLABUSAYOVÁ a L. TVRDOŇ. Logistika. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2018. ISBN 978-80-248-3791-8.
LENORT, R. Production Logistics Concepts and Systems: Potential for Use in Metallurgical and Waste Processing Companies. Krakow: AGH University of Science and Technology Press, 2010. ISBN 978-83-7464-302-3.
Recommended Reading:
MURPHY, P. R. and A. M. KNEMEYER. Contemporary logistics. Boston: Pearson, 2015. ISBN 978-1-292-00484-6.
JUROVÁ, M. a kol. Výrobní a logistické procesy v podnikání. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2016. ISBN 978-80-247-5717-9.
GROS, I. a kol. Velká kniha logistiky. Praha: Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7080-952-5.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit30 20
        ExaminationExamination70 32