PK8001 - Models and Approaches for Logistics 4.0


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 40/100 60 minutes A
Assignment 60/100

Course content

The course aims to enhance participants' knowledge and understanding of the state-of-art within industry 4.0 and innovative logistics.Logistics 4.0 is here defined as the logistical system that enables the sustainable satisfaction of individualized customer demands without an increase in costs and supports this development in industry and trade using digital technologies.Key topics include introduction to industry 4.0, introduction to logistics and material handling, models and approaches for using digital technologies in logistics, models and approaches for design human-centered material handling and logistics solutions.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:The student should have an overview of models and tools to analyse an industrial value chain regarding sustainability.

Skills: The objective of the course is to provide PhD students with efficient tools that enable them to handle and analyse complex systems with the purpose of designing and implementing such systems.

General competence: Students will gain the background needed to conduct Research in a variety of domains.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Self study. Writing of scientific article. To pass the course, a score of at least 70 percent is required. The subject is given every second year, the next time is autumn 2022.

Further on evaluation

The final grading includes a paper counting 60% and an oral exam counting 40%.

The total assessment is pass or fail, where pass requires a total score of at least 70 %.

All assessments must be passed before the overall result can be calculated in the course.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course that counts in the final grade must be re-taken.

Required previous knowledge

All students taking this course must be enrolled in a ph.d program at NTNU or a different university.

Course materials

Articles and chapters from books. Lecturing material.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production Management
  • Production Engineering/Productivity and Logistics
  • Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 60/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 40/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 40/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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