152-0402/02 – Logistics A (LOG A)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Business AdministrationCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Pavla Macurová, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Pavla Macurová, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2017/2018Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LUK50 doc. Ing. Xenie Lukoszová, Ph.D.
MAC40 doc. Ing. Pavla Macurová, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The outpusts of the subject: 1) obtaining the theoretical knowledge about essential and aim of logistics and about its basic tasks, 2) understanding and ability to explain the factors that have impact on running the flows and on logistics costs, the way of setting the batch size, time planning, inventory analysis, replenishment models, as well as the procedures in warehousing and distribution, 3) ability to implement the methods for batch sizing, capacity calculations, lead time planning and scheduling, layout improvement, inventory Pareto analysis, reorder point setting, 4) ability to analyse the lead time, layout, inventory structure and inventory turnover, 5) ability to roughly suggest the appropriate directions of flow improvement.

Teaching methods



The aim of the subject is to provide the introduction to logistics. The goals, approach, principles and basic tasks of logistics will be presented. The procedures of logistic flows organization will be explained and basic logistic techniques will be trained.

Compulsory literature:

1. G. de Villiers – P. Linford Vogt, Pienaar – de Wit: Business Logistics Management. Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-19-578011-6. 2. Christopher, M.: Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Pitman Publishing, London 1992. 3. Dilworth, J.B.: Operations management. Design, Planning and Control for Manufacturing and Services. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1992. ISBN 0-07-016988- 8.

Recommended literature:

1. Jacobs, Roger a Richard Chase. Operations and Supply Chain Management. 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2012. 518 s. ISBN 978-0073525235.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

treatment credit test


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The concept of logistics and logistic management, their functions and aims. Processes, logistic chain, logistic net, interfaces. Typical logistic activities. Service level and costs in logistics. 2. Pre-production preparing and its influence on the logistic: classification of processes and flows, types of production, steps of pre-production preparing, bill of material, time standards, standards of material consumption. 3. Batch sizing. 4. Capacity, specialization and layout of workplaces. 5. Throughput time – structure of throughput time, factors of throughput time, value- and non-value added activities, tools for planning and analysis of throughput time. 6. Inventory management: kinds of inventory, inventory costs, inventory turnover and inventory daysinventory replenishment models, safety stock, ABC-Analysis. 7. Production planning and control: kinds of production plans, term and capacity planning, scheduling, shop floor management. 8. Tracking and tracing in logistics. Means for automatical identification. 9. Logistics in distribution: basic tasks in distribution, consolidation, deconsolidation, logistic providers, distribution channels, comparison of transport means, reverse logistics, INCOTERMS, city logistics. 10. Warehousing: basic tasks in warehousing, kinds of warehouses, technical means for warehousing.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Winter semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30 (30) 20
                zápočtová písemka Written test 30  20
        Examination Examination 70  31 3
Mandatory attendence participation: -

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R020) Business Economics K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R020) Business Economics K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R020) Business Economics K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Subject block without study plan - EKF - K - cs 2020/2021 Part-time Czech Optional EKF - Faculty of Economics stu. block

Assessment of instruction

2019/2020 Summer
2018/2019 Summer
2017/2018 Summer