Subject: Logistics and Operations

Scientific Area:



40 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - The general objective of this Curricular Unit (CU) is to provide students with an integrated view of logistics and operations management, providing tools for analysis and process improvement.


1 - Introduction to logistics and supply chain
2 - Supply chain integration
3 - Supply chain strategies
4 - Logistics and distribution systems
5 - Capacity planning and control
6 - Stock management
7 - Organizational resource planning
8 - Operations evaluation and improvement systems


Ballou, R. , 2004 , Business Logistics Management, 5.ª Edição , Pearson
Christopher, M. , 2016 , Logistics & Supply chain Management, 4.ª Edição , Prentice Hall
Heizer, J.; Render, B. e Munson, C. , 2020 , Operations Management. Sustainability and Supply Chain Management. 13ª Edição , Pearson Education Limited
Krajewski, L.J., Malhotra, M.K., Ritzman, L.P. , 2016 , Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains, 11.ª Edição , Pearson
Slack, N. & Brandon-Jones, A. , 2019 , Operations Management, 9ª Edição , Prentice Hall
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Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The CU is composed of theoretical-practical sessions and tutorial support sessions. There will be a permanent concern to establish bridges with concrete reality, with real world cases and problems to demonstrate the pertinence, timeliness and usefulness of all concepts, formulations and models taught in the CU. The students will always be asked for a direct intervention in the discussion of theoretical problems and their practical implications. The organization of the class will be promoted in groups, each of which will produce a theoretical work on a theme to be attributed, which will be opportunely exposed to the class. The continuous assessment method will be followed, based on the assessment of the work carried out by the students throughout the course, both in the form of theoretical work and its exposition, as well as in the form of participation in classes. However, an individual final exam of knowledge assessment will be held. Evaluation: - Written works: 50% - Frequency: 50%