Course teachers: Đukić Goran, Opetuk Tihomir
Course objectives: The goal of the course is to introduce students with the definition, objective, importance and key activities of logistics and Supply Chain Management, as well as with selected engineering logistics models, methods and tools for logistics systems/processes design and management. Presentation of concepts in automated storage and retrieval systems design and order picking system design within warehouses, providing guidelines for analysis and improvement of existing systems as well as design of new systems. Introducing students with computerized warehouse management systems (WMS) and application of modern identification and communication technologies in warehouses. Presentation of transportation management systems (TMS) and problems, focusing on vehicle routing problems (VRP) and solution algorithms. Presentation of discrete-event simulation (DES) theory and practice of practice of using commercial software tools for building simulation models of manufacturing and logistics systems.
Expected learning outcomes:
- To define logistics and supply chain management’s goals, importance, activities, similarities and differences.
- To identify, select and/or evaluate the systems and equipment of automated storage and retrieval systems and/or order-picking systems.
- To evaluate auto identification and communication technologies in logistics warehousing systems.
- To understand tasks of transportation management.
- To understand different types of transportation problems and to apply appropriate algorithms to solve them.
- To explain the basics of the Discrete Event Simulation (DES) and determine when this is a useful engineering tool.
- To create a simulation model and to run simulation experiment of a manufacturing or logistics system using a professional (commercial) DES software.