Curriculum 1st year
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quality and excellence as philosophy and a way of thinking: identification of quality, quality concept, excellence etc.
Systems and models of quality management: identification of quality management, ISO 9000 quality system, EFQM model of excellence, environmental management according to ISO 14001.
Quality information system: quality monitoring, methods of quality assessment and quality analysis, reporting and a process of continuous improvement.
Specific demands for quality in logistic systems: characteristics of logistic companies from the point of view of quality, starting-points of quality of logistic services, quality model in a logistics company, logistic services excellence.
Successful completion of e-lectures and e-tutorials is a prerequisite for entering the exam (30%). Seminar paper (20%). Final exam (50%).
- Characteristics of Invention-Innovation-diffusion Management requiring (dialectical) systemic thinking.
- 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.
- Dialectical System Theory.
- Law of hierarchy of sequences and interdependence.
- Law of entropy.
- Guidelines for determination of subjective starting points.
- Inventive-Innovative Processes (IPP) in logistics.
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
– Environmentally sound SC
– Environmental management and ISO 14000 series
– Value chains and supply networks – environmental benefits
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
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