MKH_LSCM Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
52/0/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Ondřej Částek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Eva Švandová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study 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
    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
  • MONCZKA, Robert M, Robert B HANDFIELD, Larry C GIUNIPERO and James L PATTERSON. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. : Cengage Learning, 2015. 888 pp. ISBN 978-1-285-86968-1. 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 9780078024078. 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 seminars, where the concepts of the logistics are explained in a discussion with students. The application of instruments will be demonstrated on examples. Main emphasis is laid on a self-study.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded by written exam. Student can attend the exam provided that she/he hands in and presents seminar work in a given quality to the obligatory date. Detailed information concerning the seminar work and the on-line test is available at interactive syllabi of the course in the IS MU. 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.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 20 hodin.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutoriál 20 hodin.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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