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2020/2021  BA-BINBO1328U  Operations and Logistics Management

English Title
Operations and Logistics Management

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Autumn, First Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course coordinator
  • Jawwad Raja - Department of Operations Management (OM)
The course will be taught by Dr. Jawwad Raja.
Main academic disciplines
  • Supply chain management and logistics
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 30-06-2020

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Learning objectives
At the end of the course, the students must be able to:
  • • The student should be able to discuss and evaluate the theories, tools, concepts, and methodologies of operations and logistics management presented in the course.
  • • The student should be able to identify and analyze issues pertaining to operations and logistics management in the shipping and related industries.
  • • Explain the concept of supply chain management in relation to a specific product, company activities and the flow of goods.
  • • The students should be able to evaluate case situations and provide clear recommendations.
Operations and Logistics Management:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 48 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Autumn and Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The reexamination is a 48 hours home assignement

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course objective is to provide the students with an understanding of how the principles, theories and concepts of operations and logistics management can be used to improve operational effectiveness within the shipping industry. The task of managing a firm involves making tradeoffs among a range of interrelated decisions which have a major impact on performance. This task is key for any organization and is what Operations Management is concerned with - the activity of managing the resources of the organization that deliver goods and services. Logistics management deals with the supply chain that plans, implements and controls the flow and storage of goods, products and services and related information to meet customers’ needs.  


The course will discuss various themes and problems involving strategic as well as operational and logistics managerial activities such as (but not limited to):  

  • Introduction to Operations and Logistics management in Shipping
  • Operations and logistics strategy in shipping
  • Managing capacity
  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Managing container terminals
  • Transportations operations
  • Planning and managing inventory
  • Lean operations and Just In Time
  • Supply chain integration of shipping companies
  • Port operations
  • Human resources in operations and logistics
Description of the teaching methods
The course builds on both conceptual frameworks for operations and logistics management as well as quantitative tools and techniques for solving operations problems. The course will consist of lectures, case discussions, group presentations and workshops. Active preparation and participation are expected from the students.
50% of classes will be online
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given in class for group work
Student workload
Lectures + workshops 42 hours
Preparation for class, approx. 92 hours
Exam 72 hours
Expected literature

Mangan, J. & Lalwani, C. (2016). Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 3rd Edition. Wiley, Chichester, UK.


Slack, N., & Brandon-Jones, A. R. (2018). Essentials of Operations Management. 2nd Edition. Pearson: Harlow, UK.


Song, D. W., & Panayides, P. (2012). Maritime logistics: A complete guide to effective shipping and port management. Kogan Page Publishers. (Available online via CBS library)

Last updated on 30-06-2020