Academic research in the field of supply chains, logistics systems and logistics chains.
Philosophy of managing, operating and controlling integrated supply chains.
Determining tasks and challenges of effective supply chain management.
Studying internal processes and relationships of supply chains
Modelling internal processes and optimising integrated supply chain situations
The module refers to undergraduate and postgraduate masters courses.
BASICS OF CONTROL THEORY: Ontology of system control, sytem models, deterministic and stochastic systems, control as decision making, optimal model-based control.
MODELING AND SIMULATION OF LOGISTIC SYSTEMS: Basics of discrete systems modelling, simulation tools, introduction to Scilab, simulation of discrete systems, simulation of stochastic logistic processes, Monte carlo simulation.
METHODS FOR CONTROL OF LOGISTICS SYSTEMS: Optimization of transportation and logistic systems, job scheduling in logistic systems, heuristic procedures, time-series forecasting, modeling and control of distribution networks.
EXAMPLES OF LOGISTICS SYSTEMS CONTROL: Alocation of distribution centers, scheduling examples in logistic systems, inventory control, demand forecasting, modeling of transportation in distribution networks.
Academic research work encompasses:
theoretical, development and applicative research
education, academic improvement of researchers
academic-research work planning
Postgraduate studies: critical analysis, results, written coursework, PhD thesis.
Methods of an academic-research work: logic, methods, methodology.
Structure of academic work.
Individual research work as a research concept that are in line with the methodologies from other courses.
Reports, presentations of reports, discussions, critical analysis.
Evaluation of one’s own research work and research work of others.
Group work, team work, division of tasks.
Study of professional and academic literature and current literature.
Type (examination, oral, coursework, project): Coursework/ (80%), Work report/presentation/discussion (20%)