Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
The course Logistics Analysis is an exciting course that will challenge you in various ways. By taking Logistics as a point of departure, we
bring together several perspectives and analyze business problems faced by logistics companies. Taking a logistics perspective will stimulate you to think about organizations in a different way, bringing together knowledge from different fields and realizing that this creates
challenges and conflicts that managers need to deal with. You will learn to systematically describe logistical systems, and identify problems
that emerge in these systems. Moreover, this course offers you a number of tools that allow you to analyze logistical systems, optimize them, (re)design them and assess the consequences of suggested improvements. Important topics such as production management, inventory management, and maintenance management are addressed, which are essential, hands-on tools any logistics professional should be able to work with.
The overall objective of the course Logistics Analysis is to furnish you with knowledge and skills to analyze logistics problems in a variety of
industries including manufacturing, transportation and services. More specifically, we expect that upon completion of the course you are able to:
- Understand and explain (the importance of) logistical systems and their complexity;
- Analyze, model, and optimize real-life logistical systems by applying quantitative tools;
- Interpret and discuss the use of these tools in specific logistics situations as well as their general strengths and weaknesses;
- Write a clear management report containing useful recommendations for the management of a logistical company;
- Clearly report your work: analysis, modelling, solution approach, computational results, and managerial insights.
The course Logistics Analysis consists of a set of modules, each module covers a specific topic. The covered modules are:
Module 0: Introduction to Logistics
Module 1: Forecasting
Module 2: Production Management
Module 3: Inventory Management
Module 4: Maintenance Management
Module 5: Transportation Management
Module 6: Simulation Game
Lectures and tutorials
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Assignments (50% of the final grade)
Written examination (50% of the final grade)
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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