Course code MežZ3060

Credit points 2

Forest Industry Logistics

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures22

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes10

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation24.09.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Wood Processing

Course developers

author Kokapstrādes katedra

Sigita Liše

Dr. silv.

author Kokapstrādes katedra

Andrejs Domkins

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

Ekon1002, Theory of Economics

Course abstract

Course of study for gaining theoretical knowledge to be used in practical work, to recognize the supply chain logistics structure and elements to draw up plans for the forest sector in operation of logistics systems of economic and environmental apspektus, capture and analyze the continuous changes in the global manufacturing environment, and the establishment of appropriate logistics systems company.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Implementation of a course of study are prepared by highly qualified experts in logistics who are able to use the knowledge practices of senior positions in companies of logistics functions. Students acquire knowledge of timber logistics. Students can use the knowledge gained in practical work, to take strategic decisions in logistics, optimization of various types of logistics, collecting and using market information, arrange transportation management company, team work and actively discuss the important issues of timber logistics. Are competent to analyze the situation in the field of logistics and evaluate the results, decide on the necessary measures.

Compulsory reading

1. Praude V., Beļčikovs J. Loģistika. Rīga : Vaidelote, 2003. 541 lpp.
3. Sprancmanis N. Biznesa loģistika. Rīga: Vaidelote, 2003. 360 lpp.
4. Coyle J.J., Bordi J.E., Langley C. John Jr. The Management of Business Logistics: A Supply Chain Perspective. Mason : South-Western, 2003. 707 p.

Further reading

1. Haygreen J. G., Bowyer J. L., Hachten W. A. Forest products and wood science: an introduction. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Press. 2003. 554 p.
2. Forsberg M., Rönnqvist M. Decision support system/tools: Integrated logistics management in the forest supply chain. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Forest Engineering Conference. Växjö, May 12-15, Sweden, 2003, p.64-73.
3. Ballou H.R. Business Logistics/Supply Chain Management. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004. 789 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Laikraksts "Holz-Zentralblatt", ISSN 0018-3792
2. Žurnāls "Baltijas Koks", ISSN 1407-6667
3. Žurnāls "Forest Product Sociaty", ISSN 00157473