spring 2020
STE6271 Manufacturing Logistics - 5 ECTS

Last changed 06.11.2020

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October

Type of course

Theoretical course. The course may be taken as a single subject

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering program with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics.

Application code 9371

Suggested pre-requisites: STE6207 Quality Management and Improvement

Course content

Definitions and terms. The supply chain. Value chain. Planning and forecasting. Production scheduling. Capacity planning. Layouts. Calculating material requirements. Inventory management. ABC inventory analysis. Manufacturing concepts (MRP I, MRP II, JIT, KANBAN etc.). Flow analysis. Flow oriented and lean manufacturing. Supply chain management. Short-term scheduling. ERP-systems.

Recommended prerequisites

STE6207 Quality Management and Improvement

Objectives of the course

After having finished the course and passed the exam the students will have a broad knowledge and understanding of the principles and concepts related to logistics, especially internal logistics and operations within a manufacturing company. The students will also be able to understand the relations between the different processes and their importance to the profitability of a company, and know about principles, tools and systems used to develop and improve these processes.


The students will have knowledge about the logistics- and control processes in a manufacturing company, together with knowledge about principles, tools and systems to analyze, develop and perform these processes.


The students will have the skills to analyze a manufacturing system, propose improvement schemes and manage and implement improvement projects.  

General competence

The students will have general understanding of the significance of efficient manufacturing and rapid material flow has on the competitiveness of companies, and how this creates increased customer value.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Concentrated classroom lectures, self studies, individual exercises, and team exercises.


Mandatory tasks

It is prepared for a total of nine exercises, seven of these are mandatory. The mandatory exercises have to be answered in writing, handed in and approved by the teacher. Submission deadlines will be specified in the task text.


3 hour written exam account for 100% of the grade in the course.

The grading will be done by using an A-F grading scale, where F is a fail.

Re-sit exam

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: STE6271