DMI705 Basics of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Code DMI705
Name Basics of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Faculty Department of Modelling and Simulation
Academic staff Egils Ginters
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation In this study course the basic concepts and principles of logistics and supply chain management are examined based on an overview of the logistics sector. By characterizing the logistics concepts the main activities and technologies of this branch are examined in connection with the planning, implementation, control and analysis of material flow management processes. A special attention is paid to the development and application of information technology solutions in logistics and supply chain management including such modern technologies as web based information systems, electronic data interchange, bar codes / RFID, GIS and GPS. There are also examined case studies in practical application of logistics and supply chain control in purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, inventory and warehouse management processes..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To provide basic knowledge in the area of logistics and supply chain management (SCM), as well to acquire basic skills of using logistics management methods and solutions. To form students’ competences in the acquirement of basic terms and technical means in logistics and SCM. To promote scientific and practical interest in actual development trends of logistics.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Are able to define, interpret and use professional terminology in the area of logistics and SCM, as well in the related area of information technology. - Successfully passed test.
Are able to solve thematic tasks and to compare different solution scenarios and their achieved results. - While doing laboratory works, the abilities to solve the given work assignments individually or in groups by performing a comparative analysis of different assignment scenarios and their results are demonstrated.
Are able to describe the topicality of the given theme, to classify existing solutions and to analyse existing problems and development trends. - While doing individual research work, the ability to justify the choice of theme, as well as the ability to explain the problems and trends of given thematic area is demonstrated.
Are able to explain the essence, possibilities and importance of material, information and finance flow management in different areas of logistics. - When passing the examination, the ability to understand the essence of the thematic task, as well the ability to provide a laconic and well-reasoned clarification of assigned themes is shown.
Course prerequisites Basic knowledge in Information technology

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