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Traffic Technology and Transport Logistics

Distribution Logistics


  • distribution logistics as a logistics subsystem,
  • distribution channels,
  • distribution strategies,
  • physical distribution strategies,
  • general about storage,
  • types of warehouses and distribution centres,
  • logistic processes in distribution centres,
  • ICT in distribution,
  • distribution into city centers ("city logistics")
  • packet distribution,
  • distribution of dangerous goods,
  • distribution of perishable goods,
  • distribution of oversized goods,
  • measuring distribution efficiency.

Goals and competencies

Students get familiar with general facts about logistics (all of its subsystems, with emphasis on distribution logistics), distribution centres and types of distribution centres.

Students also get an insight into the warehouse business. They are able  analyzing all storage processes, with emphasis on picking.

Students are also able to optimize storage operations, determine the optimal location, size and number of distribution centres, as well as to search for the most optimal distribution strategy.

Due to their specific nature, students also receive detailed knowledge about distribution of city logistics, packet distribution as well as distribution of dangerous goods, perishable and oversized goods.

Basic literature

  1. Rushton, A., Croucher, P., Baker, P.: The handbook of logistics & distribution management, KoganPage, Philadelphia, 2010.
  2. USAID-Deliver Project: Measuring Supply Chain Performance, May 2010.
  3. ATP, ECU, Inland Transport Committee, november, 2003.