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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus ML2111 (Autumn 2017–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Infrastructure
  • Localization
  • Traceability
  • Transportation modes
  • Multimodal transport solutions
  • Route planning
  • Sustainable logistic systems
  • Warehouse operation
  • Terminal operation
  • Information search

Intended learning outcomes

After this course, the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate the economic and environmental effects as well as risks associated with different distribution solutions regarding packaging, cargo carrier, transportation mode and traceability under different circumstances.
  • Motivate the need for environmental actions within the transport sector, identify possible actions and compare the effect of these.
  • Formulate and solve route optimizing problems using heuristics
  • Identify important aspects and using center of gravity calculation as a support for localization decisions.
  • Compare and evaluate warehouse, terminal and transport processes and technical appliances.
  • Use a database to search for literature within the area of technics.
  • Carry out a data analysis using a spreadsheet software
  • Perform a deepen literature study in interdisciplinary project groups, present it orally and in writing with requirements on structure, reference management and language as well as opposing on another project presentation.

Course Disposition

Company visits

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Higher education equivalent to at least 120 credits and documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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  • Jonsson, P. & Mattson, S-A (2016), Logistik – Läran om effektiva materialflöden, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 978-91-44-11077-6
  • Utdelat material

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INLA - Assignment, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Written examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Grade is weighted according to the weight of the examination parts.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ML2111

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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