MPH_LSCM Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
4/2/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Ondřej Částek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Eva Švandová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Ondřej Částek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Eva Švandová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Eva Švandová, Ph.D.
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MPH_LSCM/01: No timetable has been entered into IS. O. Částek, E. Švandová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Logistics and Supply Chain Management or better to say integration of logistics with other business functions and integration of business with businesses in the supply chain can be considered as a source of competitive advantage. With the growth of globalization and interconnection of businesses across the supply chain, we are often talking about the supply chain competitiveness. Integration can lead to better customer service if it is properly and comprehensively managed, including risk. Though, the objective of the course is to give students a managerial knowledge of basic logistics concepts and principles on firm and supply chain level. Emphasis is placed on the analysis, planning, and management of activities that serve to value-add to the strategic positioning of a firm to increase its competitive position. The students will be able to discuss the basic logistic principles in transportation, warehousing, production and in purchasing and distribution; their view will reflect the holistic approach to business logistics tasks; understand the importance of information technology for the succes of supply chain.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- describe what is logistics and supply chain management, and understand their importance in the contemporary world of business;
- explain "trade-off" cost - the occasional antagonistic objectives pursued by logistics and other business functions;
- interpret why it is necessary to manage and plan the logistics activities (in a holistic way) within the enterprise and between enterprises themselves;
- identify the role and the logistic problems for the purchase, storage, production and distribution;
- describe the concepts, which are used to solve these problems - explain the basic issues of transportation.
- propose indicators following logistical performance in the firm and the business level,
- proficient to interprete the links between enterprise information system and logistics performance,
- proficient to judge the suitability of the integration of logistics in the organizational structure of the company - proficient to describe modern technical means and method
s of logistics,
- were able to explain challenges for the logistics - such as outsourcing, e-business, or recoveries, and environmental requirements.
  • 1. Logistics and Supply chain management: aims and role in economy
  • 2. Logistics and Supply chain management as competitiveness factors. Logistic services.
  • 3. Globalization and logistics and SCM
  • 4. Governments’ involvement in logistics
  • 5. Logistics and supply chain design
  • 6. Economic aspects of logistics activities
  • 7. Performance measurement of logistics and SCM
  • 8. Material flows and JIT
  • 9. Purchasing and suppliers selection
  • 10. Inventories and inventory management;
  • 11. Warehousing;
  • 12. Packaging and order picking
  • 13. Layout of warehouse and its equipment
  • 14. Customer service
  • 15. Transportation
  • 16. Specifics of international logistics
  • 17. Purpose, role and significance of documentation in logistics operations
  • 18. Informative and technic site of logistics
  • 19. E-commerce and e-business
  • 20. Organization of corporate logistics system
  • 21. Risk management in logistics
  • 22. Bullwhip efekt
  • 23. Outsourcing in logistics
  • 24. Reverse logistics
  • 25. Green supply chain management
  • 26. City logistics
  • 27. Case study on SCM – external lecturer
  • 28. Warehousing system of a company – an excursion
  • Content of seminar work:
  • 1. Selected tools of operation research
  • 2. Transportation tasks
  • 3. ABC and XYZ
  • 4. Beer game
  • 5. Models for inventory management
  • 6. Models for warehouse management
  • 7. Calculation of carbon footprint in logistics processes
  • 8. Case studies
  • 9. Tools for supply chain integration
  • 10. Presentation of seminar works on given topics
    required literature
  • MURPHY, R. Paul Jr. and A. Michael KNEMEYER. Contemporary logistics. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2017. info
  • WEIGEL, Ulrich and Marco RUECKER. The Strategic Procurement Practice Guide: Know-how, Tools and Techniques for Global Buyers. : Springer, 2017. 209 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-57651-0. info
  • IVANOV, Dmitry, Alexander TSIPOULANIDIS and Jörn SCHÖNBERGER. Global Supply Chain and Operations Management: A Decision-Oriented Introduction to the Creation of Value. Springer, 2016. info
  • CHRISTOPHER, M. Logistics & Supply Chain Management. UK: Pearson Education Limited, 2016. 328 pp. ISBN 978-1-292-08382-7. info
  • HARRISON, Alan, Remko I. van HOEK and Heather SKIPWORTH. Logistics management and strategy : competing throuhg the supply chain. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2014. xxx, 427. ISBN 9781292004150. info
    recommended literature
  • JOHNSEN, Thomas E., Mickey HOWARD and Joe MIEMCZYK. Purchasing and supply chain management : a sustainability perspective. First published. London: Routledge, 2014. xxi, 420. ISBN 9780415690874. info
  • FITZSIMMONS, James A., Mona J. FITZSIMMONS and Sanjeev BORDOLOI. Service management : operations, strategy, information technology. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2014. xviii, 524. ISBN 9781259010651. info
  • BOWERSOX, Donald J., David J. CLOSS and M. Bixby COOPER. Supply chain logistics management. 3rd ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2010. xiv, 498. ISBN 9780071276177. info
  • SIXTA, Josef and Miroslav ŽIŽKA. Logistika : metody používané pro řešení logistických projektů. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2009. 238 s. ISBN 9788025125632. info
  • SCHÖNSLEBEN, Paul. Integral logistics management : operations and supply chain management in comprehensive value-added networks. 3rd ed. Boca Raton: Auerbach Publications, 2007. xxx, 1033. ISBN 9781420051940. info
  • GRÖNROOS, Christian. Service management and marketing : customer management in service competition. 3rd ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. x, 483. ISBN 9780470028629. info
  • PERNICA, Petr. Logistika (supply chain management) pro 21. století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Radix, 2005. 569 s. ISBN 8086031594. info
  • ŠKAPA, Radoslav. Reverzní logistika. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. 81 s. ISBN 8021038489. info
Teaching methods
The course has a form of lectures, where the concepts of the logistics are explained in a discussion with students. The application of instruments will be demonstrated on examples.
Assessment methods
The final exam is a combination of two written test. The first one is scheduled for the half of the semester and it will be based on the subject-matter covered in the first half of the semester. The other one is scheduled for the examination period and it will cover the subject-matter of the second half of the semester. To pass the course successfully,a student must obtain at least 60% points from the final exam; the percentage is calculated as averege of both tests. Fulfilling of task during the seminars is another requirement for passing the course.
Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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