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Logistics and Distribution

Code 11684
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Economics and Management
Entry requirements There's not requirements
Mode of delivery Presence
Work placements n.a.
Learning outcomes With the present program of the Curricular Unit, it is intended to develop up-to-date practical / scientific knowledge on strategic topics in production management with a view to optimizing processes, both in industrial companies and service companies.
Analyze and apply tools and methodologies used in the management of Operations in the context of optimization of processes, with special emphasis to those existing within the Lean Philosophy.

It is also expected that the student will be able to understand the specificities inherent in each distribution channel, to explore the factors that contribute to the existence and functioning of any point of sale in conditions of efficient distribution, to relate the layout of the establishment with the type and philosophy of the point of sale and understand the need to update it, due to new lifestyles and consumer taste. Franchising as a business expansion and internationalization strategy is also studied.
Syllabus PART I

1.1 Value Chain
1.2 - Concept and types of waste
1.3 - Lean tools
1.4 - One piece flow concept
1.5 - The Kanban Method
1.6 - Spaghetti Diagram
1.7 - 5S System
1.8 - SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Dies)
1.9 - Value Stream Mapping

1.1 Evolution
1.2 Typologies
1.3 Features / Advantages / Disadvantages
1.4 New Business Concepts

2.1 Concept
2.2 Type of franchise
2.3 Features / Advantages / Disadvantages
Main Bibliography Ballou, R. (2003). Business Logistics Management (5.ª Ed.). Prentice Hall.
Carvalho, J. (2004). A Lógica da Logística (1.ª Ed.). Lisboa: Edições Sílabo.
Carvalho, J. (2004). Logística (3.ª Ed.). Lisboa: Edições Sílabo.
Carvalho, J. (2010). Logística e Gestão da Cadeia de Abastecimento (1.ª Ed.). Lisboa: Edições Sílabo.
Castro, E. (2004). Distribuición Comercial (3.ª Ed.). McGraw Hill.
Christopher, M. (2005). Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Pitman Publishing/Financial Times.
Levy, M. e Weitz, B. (2004). Retailing Management (5ª Ed.). McGraw-Hill.
Another indicated by the teacher.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching-Learning Assessment:
Work 1 - Develop a theme proposed by the teacher (Group 3 people) - 20%
Work 2 - Development work - 80%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-05-12

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