Logistics Analysis

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Logistics Analysis

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    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.

    Course Objectives:
    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

    Assignments (50% of the final grade)
    Written examination (50% of the final grade)

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