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Curriculum in “Industrial Logistics Management”

The scope:

The study programme “Industrial Logistics Management” is developed in cooperation with the University of Ghent (Belgium) and the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) within a special project of the educational TEMPUS programme, finansed by the European Training Foundation. This project is aimed to introduce at RTU preparing of highly educated specialists in the area of industrial logistics management. The programme incorporates experiences in teaching it at Western universities.

International cooperation:

It is foreseen that Western professors will take an active part in the teaching process. For instance, it is planned that in 1998/99 they will teach within the following courses:

  • Production planning and control (Prof. G. Zuelch, University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Materials management (Prof. G. Zuelch, University of Karlsruhe, Germany; Prof. D. Ziems, Otto-von-Guericke Univesity Magdeburg, Germany)
  • Supply chains analysis and management (Prof. H. Muller (-Malek), University of Ghent, Belgium)
  • Simulation methodologies (Prof. G. Vansteenkiste, University of Ghent, Belgium)

Their courses will be taught using gaming approach, supported with modern software tools.

On the other hand, the best students are expected to get a possibility for studying abroad, e.g., at the University of Ghemt (Belgium), the University of Karlsruhe (Germany), the Linkoping University (Sweden), and the Otto-von-Guericke Univrsity Magdeburg (Germany).

Resulted knowledge and skills:

During programme studies, students learn about:

  • Technologies of logistics systems
  • Main logistics functions, their organisation and analysis tools (e.g., traffic and transportation, warehousing and storage, inventory control, plant and warehouse site location, demand forecasting, production planning, goods distribution, customer service)
  • Management methods for industrial logistics systems at different stages of their operations, icluding interactions with suppliers, the production itself, and distribution of produced goods. Special attention is paid to management of inventories and transportations
  • Using modern simulation tools to analyse and manage logistics systems
  • Software tools to realise logistics functions
  • Economical aspects of logistics systems operation

Students get as a result of their studies:

  • Knowledge, professional competence and practical skills in analysing, modelling and designing industrial logistics systems
  • Skills in managing companies that perform logistics functions
  • Skills in developing software tools to realise logistics functions
  • Skills in developing logistics information systems that are based on modern information technologies
  • Skills in performing projects in the logistics area

Entering conditions:

Programme studies will start on Setember 1, 1998. The entering conditions are determined by general RTU rules. To enter the programme, it is necessary to hold the bachelor degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science. Studies at both Master and Engineer levels are foreseen. Those graduating from the Master level will have a possibility to follow Doctoral studies.

Responsible Professors:

  • Prof., Dr.habil.sc.ing. Yuri Merkuryev
  • Associate Prof., Dr.sc.ing. Juri Tolujew
  • Associate Prof., Dr.sc.ing. Galina Merkuryeva

Participating Professors:

  • Prof., Dr.habil.sc.ing. Yuri Merkuryev
  • Associate Prof., Dr.sc.ing. Juri Tolujew
  • Associate Prof., Dr.sc.ing. Galina Merkuryeva
  • Prof., Dr.habil.sc.ing. Arkady Borisov
  • Prof., Dr.habil.math. Eugene Carkovs
  • Prof., Dr.habil.sc.ing. Janis Grundspenkis
  • Prof., Dr.habil.sc.ing. Narimans Salenieks
  • Prof., Dr.habil.sc.ing. Nikolajs Sprancmanis
  • Prof., Dr.sc.ing. Girts Vulfs
  • Associate Prof., Dr.math. Maris Buikis
  • Associate Prof., Dr.oec. Konstantin Didenko
  • Associate Prof., Dr.sc.ing. Ainis Karklinsh
  • Associate Prof., Dr.oec. Janis Kipsna
  • Associate Prof., Dr.oec. Alberts Zvejnieks

Main courses:

  • Technology of logistics systems
  • Industrial management
  • Operations management
  • Business logistics
  • Supply chains analysis and management
  • Production planning and control systems
  • Materials management
  • Business simulation management game
  • Information systems for logistics chains
  • Logistics systems simulation
  • Computer visualisation and ergonomics
  • Quality management
 
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