Study programmes / B-AGE Agricultural Engineering / Logistics in Agribusiness
Course code:LOGSA
Course title in language of instruction:Logistika v agrobyznysu
Course title in Czech:Logistika v agrobyznysu
Course title in English:Logistics in Agribusiness
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2020/2021 - FA
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to acquaint students with logistics in a wider perspective of managerial logistics, management of operational processes up to optimization in quality and transport systems. Students will be introduced to selected mathematical models and methods used in logistics on specific logistic problems. Students will acquire the ability to focus on logistics applied to the agro-sector and the ability to decide on logistical problems and communication with experts in the field.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to the subject - terminology (allowance 1/1)
2.Quality management as a framework of logistics processes (allowance 1/1)
3.Definition of logistics, position of logistics in the company management systems (allowance 1/1)
4.Managerial logistics (allowance 1/1)
5.Specifics of the agrosector in terms of process control (allowance 1/1)
6.Logistics and production management in the areas of supply (allowance 1/1)
7.Classification of the transport material - Handling transport units, standardization (allowance 1/1)
8.Functions of the transport system in the logistics system in the specifics of the agrosector (allowance 1/3)
9.Logistic chains and logistic networks (allowance 1/1)
10.Information in logistics - identification systems (allowance 1/0)
11.Business Logistics in Agrosector (allowance 1/0)
12.Economic context of logistics systems (allowance 1/1)

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:test, elaboration of the seminar study forms the basis for granting the credit and the evaluation from seminars consists of 30% of the final mark by the oral exam
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     preparation for exam15 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     elaboration of reports10 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h
Total103 h

Basic reading list
  • STODOLA, J. -- MAREK, J. Logistika. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 337 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-071-8.
  • SIXTA, J. -- ŽIŽKA, M. Logistika: metody používané pro řešení logistických projektů. 1st ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2009. 238 p. Praxe manažera. ISBN 978-80-251-2563-2.
  • DRAHOTSKÝ, I. -- ŘEZNÍČEK, B. Logistika: procesy a jejich řízení. 1st ed. Brno: Computer Press, 2003. 334 p. ISBN 80-7226-521-0.
  • KUBÍČKOVÁ, L. Obchodní logistika. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2006. 91 p. ISBN 80-7157-952-1.
  • TOMEK, G. -- VÁVROVÁ, V. Integrované řízení výroby: od operativního řízení výroby k dodavatelskému řetězci. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2014. 366 p. Expert. ISBN 978-80-247-4486-5.
  • CHRISTOPHER, M. Logistics and supply chain management: creating value-adding networks. 4th ed. Harlow, England: Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2011. 276 p. ISBN 978-0-273-73112-2.
  • STEHLÍK, A. -- KAPOUN, J. Logistika pro manažery. 1st ed. Praha: Ekopress, 2008. 266 p. ISBN 978-80-86929-37-8.
  • BLANCHARD, D. Supply chain management: best practices. 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 280 p. ISBN 978-0-470-53188-4.