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The purpose of the course is that a student is able to plan, develop and manage a company’s logistics activities, e.g. procurement and production logistics, warehousing and transportation. In addition, the student examines the significance of logistics on a company’s business practice, as well as on the recycling and re-use of raw materials. The course will also cover the paperless information flow of the company and the legislation and decrees connected with logistics.
The course is completed by employing the learning environment’s learning material, literature, internet links and other source material. During the course the students will complete various practical tasks related to different logistics areas. To complete the course, the student will also have to be active in possible online discussions in the discussion forums.
At the end of the course, the student examines and reflects on his/her own learning on the course and writes a report. This self-evaluation report is an individual task but utilizing group support and discussions in preparation is extremely useful and recommended. The report will be assessed.
The course tutor(s) will give feedback on the assignments and answer any questions students may have.
The course is divided into the following modules:
2. Procurement logistics
3. Production logistics
6. Logistics and the company’s finances
7. Paperless information flow
8. Green logistics
9. Logistics legislation
The core knowledge for the topic is introduced in each module. Each topic forms a separate module and includes specific assignments. The student should also use course textbooks and other source material to gain a broader and deeper knowledge and understanding of each topic.
The course is completed by following the course schedule and meeting all submission dates. This ensures more effective learning.