Winter semester

Course Description

Subject, Optimisation of logistics processes, refers to the improvements of the system performance, based on the analysis, simulation and changes in working processes. Firstly, the courses present the theoretical background of linear/nonlinear and analytical/numerical optimisation. When studying numerical optimisation, students are faced with the difference between direct and gradient methods. Both types of methods play an essential role when dealing with problems in concrete environment, in our case with a simulated logistical problem. Since the objective function of the optimisation problem is a prerequisite for the optimisation procedure, the courses further introduce the estimation of the function’s parameters by using the least square method. Beside analytical insight into the process performance, students are furthermore introduced to the demand forecasting, and consequently to the trend variations.


Lecturer: izr. prof. dr. Dragan Dejan

Asistent: asist. Vizinger Tea

Coursework (30%), Written examination (40%), Oral examination (30%)

Course Description

In the framework of the subject the students are familiarized with information support for different logistics fields and activities and gather in-depth knowledge of logistic systems and processes modeling and simulation.


Lecturer: izr. prof. dr. Gumzej Roman

Asistent: asist. dr. Rupnik Bojan

Homework (50%), Written exam (50%)

Course Description

In the study subject will be discussed advanced geographic information systems for transportation and logistics. This application of GIS is well-known as GIS-T (Geographic information systems for transportation). GIS-T are interconnected hardware, software, data, people, organizations, and institutional arrangements for collecting, storing, analyzing, and communicating particular types of information about Earth.

GIS-T applications cover much of the broad scope of transportation. Transportation analysts and decision makers are using GIS tools in infrastructure planning, design and management, public transit planning and operations, traffic analysis and control, transportation safety analysis, environmental impacts assessment, hazard mitigation, and configuring and managing complex logistics systems, just to name a few application domains.

In the study subject we will discuss following chapters: – GIS in transportation and logistics – Data modeling and database design – Modeling transport networks with GIS – Transportation data sources and integration – Types of network analysis – Transportation, environments and hazards

Our question is how we can with GIS technology contribute to more efficient and environmental friendly transportation and logistics.

and work on other analytical projects.


Lecturer: doc. dr. Prah Klemen

Asistent: doc. dr. Prah Klemen

Written exam (70%), Seminar paper (30%)

Course Description

Typical behaviour of people in an organization or its part, of the land and of the country can be described with the concept of culture. Culture can be defined simply as: “This is who we are, that is how we act and for that we stand for. This is the way of us doing…. “It is therefore the way of behaviour of people in the organization, both among themselves and to others, to the customs and rites, but in a broader sense for all the characteristics of behaviour within the organization.

In this course you will learn about the legal, economic, sociological, moral – ethical aspects of the organization and culture organizations in the profit and non-profit organizations, organizational culture, corporate social responsibility and business ethics course. You will learn the importance of knowing, understanding, managing and changing organizational culture.

The acquired knowledge will help you in ethical behaviour in the business environment, understanding the importance of social responsibility and understanding of the importance of formal and informal influence on the development of organizational climate and culture.


Lecturer: izr. prof. dr. Gorenak Irena

Asistent: izr. prof. dr. Gorenak Irena

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project): Course work (30%) Written examination (70%)

Summer semester

Course Description

  • Dependence of quality on holism and invention-innovation-diffusion processes and outcomes
  • Characteristics of Invention-Innovation-diffusion Management requiring (dialectical) systemic thinking
  • Circumstances which requires urge for innovations
  • Systemic thinking, and Invention-Innovation-diffusion Management along with excellency as a groundwork for success in business and life it self
  • Dialectic system of conditions needed for innovation
  • Model of operative pathway for realizing dialectical system conditions for innovation
  • Respect to all fundamental i.e. criteria for determination
  • Systemic thinking as a core value
  • Holism with respect to type of complicatedness and type of complexity; relations, isomorphism, emergences, synergies versus on simplification and one-sidedness
  • Holism against one-sidedness and overlooks; Requisite holism
  • Ethics and Ethics of interdependence
  • Dialectical System Theory
  • Law of hierarchy of sequences and interdependence
  • Law of entropy
  • Guidelines for determination of subjective starting points
  • System versus Model (differentiation)
  • USOMID – creative work of vast majority for innovative work
  • Culture of discipline
  • VKEN- values, culture, ethics and norms
  • Diffusion and conditions for it – four composites of diffusion as a process
  • Short and contextual definition of SREDIM phases
  • Process of decision-making regarding SREDIM
  • Inventive-Innovative Processes (IPP) in logistics


Lecturer: izr. prof. ddr. Ivanuša Teodora

Asistent: asist. Hribar Gašper

Oral exam (40%), Individual project (seminar paper 60%)

Course Description

Basic areas of course are:

– Introduction of supply chain (SC) management  and life cycle (LC) thinking)
– Creating a responsive SC
– Managing the global SC
– Integrating LC approach into SC
– Managing  SC and LC relationships
– Managing environmental risks in the SCM
– SC management between supply and demand
– Supply chain management and product design.
– –  Designing sustainable SC Life cycle thinking
– Life cycle management
– Circular economy
– Ecodesign
– Environmentally sound SC
– Environmental management and ISO 14000 series
– Value chains and supply networks – environmental benefits
– Case studies


Lecturer: doc. dr. Obrecht Matevž

Asistent: doc. dr. Obrecht Matevž

Active work of students (20%), Course papers (20%), Final written examination (60%)

Course Description

Introduction to city logistics systems
Basic concepts in city logistics
Logistics systems in sustainable cities
The influence of city logistics and transport on city development
Urban environments and their influence on logistics and transport systems
Sustainable mobility and sustainable development of city logistics
Transport systems in cities and their characteristics
Demand and supply models
Urban consolidation systems
Managing city mobility
Basic characteristics of mobilistics
Mobilistics and transport policy
Quality in mobilistics
Mobilistic processes in different transport systems
Case studies in Europe and worldwide


Lecturer: izr. prof. dr. Topolšek Darja

Asistent: asist. Cvahte Ojsteršek Tina

Examination, oral (50%), Coursework (30%), Project (20%)

Course Description

Identification of value chainsl
Logistics costs and supply chains
Business results analysis
Economic business indicators
Integrated value-chain system
Managing costs in global supply chains


Lecturer: prof. dr. Rosi Bojan

Asistent: doc. dr. Sternad Marjan

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project)(80%), Written examination (10%), Presentation of a seminar work (10%)