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

Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!

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