BØ6-300 Logistics



Norwegian Course Title

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Optional course in bachelor’s degree in economics and administration



Basic knowledge of businesses, economics and mathematics


The course covers the major aspects of logistics and supply chain management such as:

  • Concept, scope and development of logistics and supply chain management
  • Logistics and information technology
  • Packaging and materials handling
  • Transportation and distribution
  • Distribution centers, warehouse and plan location
  • Procurement and inventory management
  • Warehousing and storage
  • International logistics
  • Logistics systems controls
  • Organizing and analyzing logistics systems
Teaching Methods

Lecture, Case presentation, Group discussion, and Company visits

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course, the students are expected to know the broad framework and a clear explanation of the fundamental functions and elements related to logistics and supply chain management. The students will also be familiar with the general principles of logistics that can be applied in any country in the world and how best to manage and rent the various logistics processes in an enterprise.

Course Requirements
  • Individual or group written assignments (mandatory)
  • Report preparation and presentation about an aspect of logistics of a company in a group (mandatory)
  • Interested students can give a lecture on a topic related to the course (optional)

A 5 hours written exam. Grades: A – F.

Reading List
  • Paul R. Murphy, Jr. and Donald Wood, 2008, Contemporary Logistics: International Edition, 9/e, Pearson Higher Education, ISBN-13: 9780132061209.
  • Some relevant articles may also be provided during the course.

Alternatively: Gøran Persson, Helge Per Virum: Logistikk og ledelse av forsyningskjeder, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 2006, ISBN: 978-82-05-35289-6. If it does not cover all the contents of the course, students have to follow the main literature.

Reading List Last Updated By
Bharath Bhatta

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Coure Approved By
Leif Longvanes

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