Study programmes / C-EM Economics and Management / Trade Logistics
Course code:OBL
Course title in language of instruction:Obchodní logistika
Course title in Czech:Obchodní logistika
Course title in English:Trade Logistics
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor; master continuing
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Lea Kubíčková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Lenka Procházková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Marcela Tuzová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Prerequisites:Marketing I or REO
Aims of the course:Student will learn about relationships existing among physical,
financial and information flows within the framework of a complex logistic
system. Explanation of principles of complex logistic approach to control
of material flows. Student will acquire new knowledge about selection of reliable suppliers, minimalisation of logistic costs within the supply-demand chain and about selection of optimal variants of transportation pathways, transport and manipulation systems, storage capacities.
Course contents:
1.The term "logistics". The current situation and historical development of logistics. (allowance 2/1)
2.Logistic management. Active and passive components of the logistic chain. Identification of passive elements. (allowance 2/1)
3.Purchasing. (allowance 8/4)
a.The functions and tasks of the purchase, the subject of purchase
b.Shopping mix
c.Purchase and selection of market research suppliers
d.Evaluation of suppliers

4.Stocks and their control function - inventory, inventory management systems (allowance 8/4)
a.The contents and destination inventory management
b.Classification of inventories
c.Inventory management strategy
d.The inventory management

5.Transport logistics (allowance 4/2)
a.Definition of terms, composition of traffic, transport equipment
b.Types of transport, transport costs, defined forms of transportation

6.Warehousing and Storage systems (allowance 2/1)
7.Logistic strategy (allowance 2/1)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-basic computing skills

Specific competences:
-Student can describe basic preparatory and implementation phase of the shopping market research
-Student can describe the basic systems and inventory control models
-Student can choose and use a suitable model for optimizing inventory management.
-Student can perform supplier selection and ongoing supplier evaluation

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:Condition of credit is a seminar paper, which is rated up to 20 points and passing the class exam for which the student will also receive a maximum of 20 points. Seminar papers are processed by groups of three students. To receive credit must be obtained from the sum of the a seminar paper and class exam at least 25 points. The examination consists of a written and an oral part. Student may receive a maximum of 60 points from written part. To pass the written part of the examination student must obtain at least 35 points. These points are attributed to the points obtained by credit. Student with 70 to 100 points is graduated. Student with less than 70 points must pass the oral exam.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     consultation0 h
     preparation for exam28 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h
     preparation of presentation14 h
     writing of seminar paper42 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • SIXTA, J. -- MAČÁT, V. Logistika: teorie a praxe. 1st ed. Brno: CP Books, 2005. 315 p. Praxe manažera. ISBN 80-251-0573-3.
  • LAMBERT, D M. -- STOCK, J R. -- ELLRAM, L M. Logistika : příkladové studie, řízení osob, přeprava a skladování, balení zboží. 2nd ed. Brno: CP Books, 2005. 589 p. Praxe managera. ISBN 80-251-0504-0.
  • KUBÍČKOVÁ, L. Obchodní logistika. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2006. 91 p. ISBN 80-7157-952-1.
Recommended reading list
  • NĚMEC, F. Logistické procesy. 1st ed. Karviná: OPF SU v Opavě, 2001. 184 p. ISBN 80-7248-128-2.
  • PERNICA, P. Logistika (supply chain management) pro 21. století. 1st ed. Praha: Radix, 2005. 569 p. ISBN 80-86031-59-4.
  • PERNICA, P. Logistika (supply chain management) pro 21. století. 1st ed. Praha: Radix, 2005. ISBN 80-86031-59-4.
  • PERNICA, P. Logistika (supply chain management) pro 21. století. 1st ed. Praha: Radix, 2005. ISBN 80-86031-59-4.
  • CHRISTPHER, M. Logistika v marketingu. Grada, 2000. 150 p. ISBN 80-7169-996-9.