IND250 Production logistics and distribution

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Jan Ola Strandhagen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:5 credits normally requiers a workload of 125 hours

Teaching and exam period:Autumn semester

About this course

The course deals with production logistics and distribution. Distribution includes transport, warehousing, and goods delivery. The course primarily covers both the structural and management parts of the field and both methods and principles and a descriptive description of systems and equipment for logistics and distribution. Learning activities are threefold; a lecture part, an exercise part, and a computer modeling-based project assignment. The lectures provide insight into principles and methods. The exercises are based on industrial cases, and the project assignments focus on one case using real data.

Production logistics contains topics such as management principles and management models, digital management systems, factory layout, and material handling. Distribution models, warehouse models and inventory management, as well as an overview of various delivery models, including online business models.

The course covers especially modern and future solutions such as real-time decision support, internet-based operating models, sensors and monitoring for steering, and autonomous load carriers and vehicles.

Learning outcome

- Possess basic knowledge of production logistics and distribution in a modern society

- Have an understanding of and be able to apply relevant models, methods, and analysis techniques

- Have insight and understanding of the use of digital technology, autonomous systems, and intelligent decision support

- Ability to be able to apply acquired knowledge to develop comprehensive solutions in production logistics

and distribution

- Ability to transform theories into practical applications based on well-founded choices of relevant alternative solutions.

- Evaluate analysis tools, methods, technical models, and solutions independently and critically.

- Ability to assess how technological development provides new opportunities in operations and business development

- Understand the role of logistics in a holistic societal perspective with a focus on sustainability and opportunities in digitalization.

- Be able to convey and communicate logistics issues and solutions

    • Lectures with built-in case
    • Exercise plan based on real industrial cases, with analysis and preparation of solution proposals and presentation in plenary
    • Simulation models
  • Student groups can access tutoring.
  • Written exam, 3 hours, A-F

  • Semester assignment

    Passed / failed

  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)