DMI708 Logistics Information Systems

Code DMI708
Name Logistics Information Systems
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 6.0 (9.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course “Logistics Information Systems” is an essential component of logistics and IT specialist theoretical training that enables students to effectively work in the area of business logistics. This course focuses on methods, technologies and systems that ensure a system approach to IT application in a logistics enterprise; it thoroughly examines IT solutions aimed to support logistics functions including logistics object identification and monitoring as well as logistics information types and their functionality, warehouse, inventory and transportation management information systems, enterprise resource, production planning and control, supply chain planning and event management information systems and their operation principles..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To provide profound knowledge of the latest achievements in the information technology market which are designed for solving topical logistics problems. To acquire practical skills of using information and communication technology in logistics. To promote students’ abilities and competences to define requirements to the technical and linguistic tools of LIS and to offer alternative solutions.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Are able to define, interpret and use professional terminology in logistics information systems area, to analyze and choose data identification, processing, tracking and tracing technologies in LSCM - Successfully passed test.
Are able to elaborate and substantiate the IT project solution to support the chosen logistics function, to evaluate and compare major LIS and subsystems, it’s functionality, architecture and functioning principles - In the course of presenting the research work, the ability to suggest alternative solutions to the selected problem as well for performing a comparative analysis of those alternatives has been demonstrated
Are able to evaluate limitations to the suggested LIS solution and provide possible ways to overcome them - While doing laboratory works, the student identifies at least two limitations to the use of LIS and offers possible ways to overcome them
Are able to motivate and discuss the choice of IT solutions for a logistics enterprise as well as to summarise the ideas of their colleagues when working in groups and present the results of group work - While conducting discussions with industrial partners, based on the theoretical knowledge the ability to constructively discuss the problem under consideration using professional terminology, is demonstrated
Are able to recommend a LIS solution to the defined logistics task - When passing the examination, the ability to understand the essence of the task stated is shown as well as the ability to provide a laconic and well-reasoned proper solution
Course prerequisites Basic knowledge in logistics and Information technologies

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