Logistics Management in Supply Chains

15 credits

In order to give the students an edge in their education and prepare them for their coming business careers, this course deals with important issues for logisticians. They are dealt with in a way that gives the students practice in meeting short deadlines, in debating with students from other countries and backgrounds, in conducting individual research writing and in preparing scenario analyses, all in the English language.

Changes in the world around us imply a need for new business processes for companies, when it comes to business concepts and logistics strategies. Many companies ask how to build their logistics solutions in order to be competitive. Companies observe contemporary challenges as the fast IT development, the trend of outsourcing trends, especially to China, they realize the importance of measuring performance and they consider if and how to use third party logistics providers.

A series of problematizing lectures are arranged on four contemporary themes. Short papers are prepared in groups and discussed in seminars. A conceptual paper, based on some concepts related to the themes, is written individually. Finally a scenario work is conducted. Its content should describe the status and relevance of logistics strategies for a company. It should contribute to future development of contemporary strategies related to logistics management, by the use of scenario methodology.

Växjö

Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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