TLOG1010 - Fundamentals of Logistics and Organization


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The subject's position and function in the study:

The subject is compulsory in the first year of the study program INGLOG (Programme identity subject 1), and should concretely contribute to providing a good introduction and understanding of the field of logistics in general, and the various elements of the logistics system. In addition, the subject will shed light on the logistics engineer's role in society, the ability to understand problems and solutions, and the importance of the logistics profession in creating sustainability as well as the elements of a sustainability analysis. The subject will also provide an introduction to organizational and system understanding, which is essential for managing logistics across organisations. The emphasis is on theoretical concepts and real examples from business.

Academic content

This is an introductory subject in the field of logistics and organization. The course consists of a module in basic logistics (approx. 5 credits), and a module in basic organizational theory (approx. 2.5 credits).

Learning outcome


The course must convey the following knowledge to the candidate

  • General knowledge of
    • the field of logistics and supply management, the role of logistics in society, industry and sustainability
    • the subject area of ​​organization and the role of logistics in an organisation
  • Specific knowledge of
    • the function of the main elements of a logistics system i.e., procurement, warehouse and terminal, production, transport and distribution
    • Methods for logistics analysis
    • Goods types and packaging, handling of dangerous goods og chemicals
    • Technical logistics: handling equipment and machinery
    • Third-party logistics and collaborative relationships
    • Level of service and measurement of customer service
    • Return logistics and circular economy, sustainability analysis
    • Environmentally friendly logistics and climate gas emissions
    • Future logistics solutions and innovation
    • Organizational structures and models
    • Lean, continuous improvement, change management and learning organizations

Skills: The candidate must be able to:

  • Describe and explain the various functions of the logistics system in detail, and what role and tasks a logistics engineer can have;
  • Assess and choose a suitable method for analyzing and developing logistics solutions
  • Explain the most important types of goods and types of handling equipment used in storage, distribution and production;
  • Describe and explain key performance targets in the logistics system;
  • Apply the skills in a semester project that is carried out as project work and is documented in the form of a report and presented in class;
  • Explain the central elements of a sustainable logistics system and calculate environmental impacts;
  • Explain Logistics 4.0 and know the new digital solutions in future logistics;
  • Explain organizational structure and its importance to logistics;
  • Explain what Lean is, and what role the logistics engineer has in change management;

General skills: The candidate must be able to

  • Understand the complexity of today's logistics systems;
  • Understand in a holistic perspective that logistics is about having the right balance between demand and service, between customer service and logistics costs;
  • Understand the role of uncertainty, digitalization, sustainability and ethics in logistics;
  • Develop processes, products and systems for efficient and sustainable logistics.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, individual exercises, and working in teams with a semester project

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3

Further on evaluation

  • Written digital school exam.

3 exercises, perform a logistics game, 1 report and presentation for the term paper

At least 2 out of 3 exercises, the logistics games, and the project report must be passed in order to sit for the exam.

Compulsory activity from previous semesters can be approved by the department.

The continuation exam can be changed to an oral exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Logistics - Engineering (FTHINGLOG)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Will be specified at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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