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Logistics

Code 12703
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Management
Entry requirements None.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face Conceptual and practical
Work placements --Not applicable
Learning outcomes In this Curricular Unit (UC) it is intended that the student understands the importance of logistics, whether from a macroeconomic perspective, or at a more entrepreneurial level and knows how to identify some tools to support decision making in a logistical context. Students are expected to develop the following generic skills: critical thinking, teamwork, ability to generate new ideas, ability to adapt to new situations, ability to apply knowledge in practice. In terms of specific skills, students should understand the importance of logistics for the development of the country and companies; understand the relationship between logistics, marketing and strategy, and its contribution to customer satisfaction; identify and apply tools in the management of the main logistical activities, manage to set up a global logistics operation and understand how correct logistics’ decisions may be the consequence of the application of a lean philosophy.
Syllabus 1. Introduction to the concept of logistics 2. Integration of functions, activities and operations 3. Supply chain management 4. Information systems in supply chain management 5. Transport management 6. Warehouse management and goods handling
Main Bibliography Carvalho, J. C. (2004). A Lógica da Logística. Sílabo. Lisboa. Carvalho, J. C. (2004). Logística. Sílabo. Lisboa Carvalho, J. C. (Coord) (2017). Logística e Gestão da Cadeia de Abastecimento. Sílabo. Lisboa. Dias, J. C. Q. (2005). Logística Global e Macro Logística. Sílabo. Lisboa. Martin, C. (2005). Logistics and Supply Chain Management: creating value-adding networks. Pearson Education. Harlow. Moura, B. (2006). Logística: Conceitos e Tendências. Centro Atlântico. Famalicão.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The classes tend to be expository classes on the different points of the program, with privilege for the formal exposition of theoretical and practical contents. This didactic is related, among other factors, to the search for effectiveness and efficiency in the transmission and acquisition of knowledge, in critical reflection and in creating conditions for the discussion, sharing and application of concepts and ideas. At the beginning, the syllabus will be approached and several practical examples will be presented; in the final part, students will prepare a Case Study that will be presented in the classroom. Evaluation criteria The continuous assessment regime includes two assessment components: i) Case Study (group work with 3 to 4 elements) - Presentations on 15 December and 3 and 5 January. Delivery by January 5, 2021 [50%] ii) Written test (2nd week of January - will be scheduled by the course director) [50%]
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-14

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