SMF1200 - Introduction to Logistics Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours H

Course content

(1) Overview of logistics management (2) Logistics processes and principles (3) Logistics strategy & planning (4) Understanding the Supply chain management concept (5) Understanding the integrated logistics concept (6) The customer service and response in logistics (7) Purchasing and inventory decisions (8) Basics of production and operations (9) Freight and distribution fundamentals (10)Warehouse and facilities management (11) Trends: digitalization, green logistics, reverse logistics

Learning outcome

When the student completes this course, they should have the:


  • to describe the evolution and concepts behind logistics and supply chain management practices in today's business environment
  • to describe the key logistics and supply chain processes and the interfaces among them.
  • to evaluate the role of integrated logistics management decisions in performance and competitive advantage of the firm
  • to discuss the principles and strategies that guide planning and management of an effective supply chain network
  • to distinguish between the various logistics processes (e.g. inventory management, transport, materials handling, customer service) in a firm.


  • to initiate strategies that can improve relationships between the company with its suppliers, customers and third parties for better business performance
  • to detect the challenges that affect effective logistics process management and advise management on how to address these challenges.
  • to develop a cost-benefit analysis framework in relation to a decision whether to insourcing/outsourcing any of the logistics process

General competence:

  • to be able to advise (management) on the use of logistics concepts, tools and systems for increased business efficiency and effectiveness.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Group work and presentations
  • Role play
  • Case studies

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig
  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

Re-sit exam for written exam in August.

Approved obligatory assignments from earlier years are valid until substantial changes are done with respect to course content.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Logistics Management (BLOG)

Course materials

Will be available upon the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TEK2031 2.5 AUTUMN 2018
TEK2031F 2.5 AUTUMN 2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Operations Management
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 H 2023-12-19 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 33
M414-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 0
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 H INSPERA
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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