Logistics Management, 3rd semester
For the exchange student interested in connecting the world by developing effective logistics.
The Logistics Management focus is the company's value chain from receipt of goods to goods coming out to the customer. The focus is on processes within procurement, production and distribution (transport and warehousing). In addition, how to act in the supply chain.
Prerequisites for entering the program on 3rd semester are knowledge of Logistics, organisation, economic, communication/culture and negotiation, business law, statistics.
This subject element covers the company’s distribution, including transport law, the logistics of returned goods and warehouse management.
The element also focuses on how the flow of information can support supply chain management as well as on project management in connection with changes in the company and its supply chain.
There are also elective subjects.
Proof of English proficiency
All applicants for this offer must show proof of English language proficiency corresponding to a minimum of B2 on the CEFR scale. this can be done by submitting one of the accepted language certificates through the application form.
The accepted certificates and minimum requirements are:
- IELTS: Minimum score: 6.5
- TOEFL internet-based test: Minimum score: 83
- Cambridge ESOL examinations: Advanced/CAE or Proficiency/CPE - Grade: C, B or A
- Cambridge ESOL examinations First Certificate: Grade: A
- Oxford Online Placement test: Minimum score: 75 overall + 75 in each subtest
The submitted certificates must not be older than 3 years to be considered valid.
If the applicant does not upload an English test, they will automatically be invited to complete an online test issued by UCL. Applicants may also be invited for an online interview upon our request.
All teaching and counselling takes place in oral and written English. You will experience a lot of different teaching methods such as lectures, presentations, dialogue, exchange of experiences, group work and independent studies. There is also project-based learning and that is in close cooperation with the industry.
In order to complete the module and obtain a certificate, the student has to:
- Use a laptop
- Use Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Type of Activity
112 lessons (lectures and group work, presentations)
- The condition and quality of goods, the infrastructure and the environment in relation to transport options
- The different actors on the transport market as well as their fields of work and the tools they use
- Different types of goods and packaging and how these are handled
- The commercial contents of a sales agreement and Incoterms 2010 as well as the rules of liability in transport legislation
- The different types of certification and quality control which can be used by the carrier
- The importance of inventory in strategic planning and the supply chain in its entirety
- Evaluate the characteristics of the individual physical transport modes and the type of materials used, and present solutions for transport requirements
- Evaluate offers for transport and related services, including an evaluation of the potential of different transport modes and the competition between them
- Evaluate the commercial difference in liability associated with different types of transport methods and selected the relevant transport mode
- Use central methods and tools to carry out simple freight calculations and assess the transport offer in relation to service and costs
- Evaluate the use, location and layout of terminals and warehousing
- Evaluate the significance of stocks for the company’s logistics efficiency and level of service
- Draw up warehouse procedures which can optimise flow and prevent damage
- Carry out an optimal selection of transport form based on knowledge about different types of goods, including knowledge about related types of unit loads, part loads and collected loads
- Participate independently in specialist and cross-functional projects and take on responsibility within the areas of transport and inventory management
Type of Activity
64 lessons (lectures and group work, presentations)
- The consequences within the law of sales of the right of disposal of goods in relation to document possession
- The rules that apply for both through and multimodal transport
- When there is a need to insure the goods and select the type of insurance
- Has knowledge about transport documents and their evidentiary effect, legitimation, negotiability and the possessor’s right of disposal
- The sender or receiver as purchaser of transport, including the significance of the rules in Incoterms 2010
- The rules in NSAB 2015 for liability for description and storage, and understands the difference between the two forms of liability
- Evaluate the consequences if a transport is not carried out as agreed, including the significance of mandatory rules in the relationship between the parties
- Evaluate the areas in which there is freedom of contract between the parties in relation to transport law
- Evaluate which transport document should be used in the individual carriage task
- Use the mandatory rules for transport liability which apply within the various modes of transport in relation to delayed, loss or damaged goods
- Use the rules for the carrier’s liability for receipt and delivery
- Evaluate whether it is the sender or receiver of goods who is the transport purchaser, including the significance of the sales contract and Incoterms 2010 in this respect
- Evaluate which rules should be used when entering into a transport agreement, including the significance of NSAB 2015 and when it can be used
- Use the rules governing transport liability, including the carrier’s possibilities of disclaiming or limiting liability in various modes of transport, and can evaluate the need for insurance
- Can use the concepts of description and storage liability in accordance with NSAB 2015.
- Evaluate the character and scope of liability according to transport law and present practical solution proposals in this respect
- Deal with the legal aspects of the evidentiary effect, legitimation and negotiability of transport documents for sender, receiver and carrier, as well as the significance of these aspects in relation to payment
- Employ the rules applying to handing over liability and can evaluate the difference between transport liability and handing-over liability, as well as the legal consequences for the carrier
Type of Activity
64 lessons (lectures and group work, presentations and self study)
- Managerial and individual relations in putting together a project group with a view to enabling maximum performance
- The most common tools within project management
- The interaction between a temporary project group and the permanent organisation
- Change management and innovation
- Evaluate the roles and challenges for the project manager and project group members in an organisation, including factors of motivation, job design and participating in teams
- Set up project plans, including stakeholder analysis, risk analysis, milestone planning and potential alternatives
- Use suitable analysis tools and concepts to plan and implement projects
- Participate in qualified discussions about cross-functional projects on the strategic, tactical and operational level
Type of Activity
Supply Chain Management
80 lessons (lectures and group work, presentations)
- The flow of information in the company and the supply chain
- Relationship strategies in a logistics perspective
- Target management in the company
- The customer-driven supply chain
- The opportunities and limitations of the company’s IT/ERP systems for the supply chain
- Network management and supply chain integration
- Risk management
- Set up and use KPI’s as part of company planning
- Analyse the interaction between the company’s overall strategy and its SCM strategy
- Evaluate the relation between the execution of internal processes and the company’s ability to achieve competitive advantage for the supply chain
- Work out an up-stream, in-house and down-stream strategy for the optimisation of a national or international supply chain
- Manage the logistics flow of information in the company
- Analyse the company’s logistics situation in relation to the supply chain and provide suggestions for improvements as well as how these can be implemented
- Participate independently in specialised and cross-functional collaboration and take on responsibility within the optimisation of the company’s supply chain
Type of Activity
Elective subject - Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Analyse company's logistics performance and SCM from the sustainability point of view
- Make suggestions for national or international supply chain to more sustainable
The students can
- operate at the company's supply, production, and distribution system in the sustainable way
- analyse and assess the company's logistics situation in relation to the sustainable supply chain and put forth suggestions for improvements as well as for how such improvements can be implemented
Type of Activity
Elective subject - Supply Chain Management Simulation
- Analyse a company's Supply Chain Management
- On the basis of that analysis prepare proposals for the overall Purchasing Strategy, Production Strategy, Distribution Strategy and Supply Chain Management Strategy
The student can
- participate in the cross functional teamwork in the company in preparation for strategical analysis and decision-making
- operate the company´s supply and distribution system in the professional and interdisciplinary teamwork
- optimize the logistic efficiency by production and warehouse management
Individual project exam with an oral exam
The case is handed out via Wiseflow on the first day of the project. The case may be discussed between students, but the school and the teachers will not answer questions regarding the material.
7 days after the case hand out, an individual paper is handed in. Size: a maximum of 45.000 keystrokes including spaces and excluding front page, table of content, footnotes, bibliography and appendixes.
The project is then defended orally (30 min) in front of 1-2 teachers and a censor.
Elective subject exam
An individual project.