DMI706 Information Technologies in Logistics

Code DMI706
Name Information Technologies in Logistics
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 Andrejs Romānovs
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation This course “Information technologies in logistics” is an essential component of logistics specialist theoretical training that enables students to effectively work in the area of business logistics, based on the use of modern information technology. In this course, the basics of logistics information technologies are taught; a special attention is paid to the basic functioning principles of logistics information systems and to the information technologies used in logistics, such as GPS, ĢIS, barcodes, RFID, wireless, mobile, networking and EDI. There are also examined examples of IT applications in the purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, inventory and warehouse logistics..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To provide basic knowledge in the field of information technology and systems, which are designed for solving topical logistics problems. To acquire practical skills of using information and communication technology in logistics. To form students’ competences in the acquisition of general conception of logistics and related information technologies, software and hardware, to encourage scientific and practical interest in the current trends in logistics information technologies.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Are able to consider, interpret and use professional terminology in logistics and related information technologies area. - Successfully passed test.
Are able to discuss about the information technologies and systems in logistics, to analyze problems and trends of the industry. - While conducting discussions and seminars, based on the theoretical knowledge the ability to constructively discuss the problem under consideration using professional terminology, is demonstrated
Are able to solve thematic tasks in the field of logistics IT and to compare results of different solution scenarios and their performance. - While doing laboratory works, the ability to perform assigned tasks, carrying out different tasks scenarios and comparative analysis of its results, has been demonstrated.
Are able to describe the relevance of the chosen logistics information technology topics, to classify existing solutions and analyze the existing problems and trends. - While doing individual research work the ability to justify the choice of themes, to carry out current situation analysis, as well as to explain the problems and trends of given thematic areas, has been demonstrated.
Are able to explain the essence, possibilities and importance of the use of information technologies and systems in 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 Informatics

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