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2012/2013  BA-HAS_LTM  Logistics & Transportation Management

English Title
Logistics & Transportation Management

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Second Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Service Management
Course coordinator
  • Kristian Anders Hvass - Department of International Economics and Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Last updated on 17-12-2012
Learning objectives
At the conclusion of this course the students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding and ability to critically assess the value and relevance of the central models, concepts and theories presented throughout the course in relation to both their theoretical and practical application
  • Systematically analyse a logistic or transport situation and identify key problem areas, and select appropriate management tools to work towards a relevant solution
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and rationale of government and regulatory authorities at different geo-political scales in relation to logistics and transportation
  • To understand the logistic or transport influences that change business environments, and vice versa
  • Draw parallels between theories, concepts and models presented in this course to others they are familiar with from other courses
Students not enrolled in BSc in Business Administration & Service Management must document a level in English equal to TOEFL 575, and A level in mathematics equal to Danish level B
Logistics & Transportation Management:
Type of test Written Exam
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids Closed Book
Duration 4 Hours
• The written exam takes place on CBS computers
• Graphs can be written by hand
• Aids: None, except simple language dictionaries to the exam
• Students are not allowed to bring personal electronic devices to the exam, except a non-programmable calculator.

• Re-take examinations and make-up examinations are subject to the same regulations as the ones noted above.
Course content

The management of logistics and transportation are core areas of this course, which aims at providing both a broad understanding of main themes in the field and a thorough knowledge of management within, but not limited to, such areas as logistics, supply and demand, cost-benefit analyses, networks, and sustainability. These will be analysed both theoretically and practically within various transport modes, from both an infrastructure perspective and transport-provider perspective. This course will look at the subject matter from both the macro-level, such as national and international policy, and the micro-level, at the firm perspective. The aim of the course is to provide students with an insight into the principles and frameworks associated with transportation.

Teaching methods
The course methods include lectures and structured class activities, such as Harvard-style case-based learning. In the lectures the different theories, models, and content are presented; a selection of cases relating to the field will be assigned with interactive exercises in class. It is assumed that the assigned reading, articles, and cases for each session have been read by all students prior to classes. In addition, there are 2 take-home assignments. These assignments will be graded on a Pass/Fail scale with an indicative 7-point grade to give you an indication of your performance.
Student workload
Lectures 30 hours
workshop 4 hours
preparation for class 187 hours
exam 4 hours
Expected literature

• Cowie, J. (2010). The Economics of Transport: A theoretical and applied perspective, Routledge
• Harrison, A., Hoek, R. (2008). Logistics management and strategy : Competing through the supply chain, Financial Times Prentice Hall (note that this book is available as a free e-book via the CBS library; it has not been ordered at the bookstore)
• 2 cases to be purchased via the Harvard case outlet; details provided at the beginning of class.
• Additional reading materials may be added during the course. 

Please note, minor changes may occur. The teacher will uploade the final reading list to LEARN two weeks before the course starts.

Last updated on 17-12-2012