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ML2305 Production Logistics and Supply Chains 6.0 credits

The course provides tools for controlling supply chains as well as solutions to improve material and information flows in production logistic processes.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The aim of the course is that the student should obtain understanding of and tools for supply chain management in technology intensive sectors, but also that they should realise how these theories and tools can be applied in service producing supply chains. Further, students should obtain advanced knowledge of how technical solutions can improve material and information flows in internal productions logistics, transport and storage systems, as well as in SCM (including intermodal transports). The course will also form a basis for critical analysis of ethical, safety and integrity challenges in layers and transport systems as well as interaction between man and automated equipment.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • Define production logistics and supply chain management and categorise the different elements in a supply chain by applying an established framework.
  • Describe, analyse and compare different transport systems and warehouse logistics systems, their components and underlying technologies for internal and external material flows.
  • Explain how and under which requirements an increased digitisation and various IT systems can facilitate a transparent and seamless information flow in production logistics or in a supply chain.
  • Identify and analyse interplay and information sharing in different parts of the production logistics, between different units in an organisation and between companies in a supply chain for physical products.
  • Analyse the needs of a producing company, regarding its internal and external logistics systems from environmental, social and economical perspectives and set together possible solution proposals.

Course disposition

Work in the course is built around lectures and project assignments related to the central fields of the course. The course includes a written n examination on the central elements in SCM and production logistics, as well as a written assignment on applications, reflections and critical analysis regarding the connection between digitisation and the operation and development of sustainable production.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course ML1503 Industrial system II, 6 credits, or the equivalent.

Completed course Bachelor thesis, 15 credits or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

ML1504 or the equivalent.


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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


  • PRO1 - Project work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: 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.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities (Funka), about possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. The examiner may permit other examination format for re-examination of individual students.

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

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Course web ML2305

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Main field of study

Industrial Management, Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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