Logistics Study Course

Study Modules Delivered in English (Autumn semester)

The course is designed for undergraduate students who study full time or come on exchange programmes to the Faculty of Business. Exchange students may choose complete study module or separate subjects according to the needs of their study plans.

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15 20% – Mid-semester tests;

30%Mid-semester tests; 50% – Integrated project*

The aim of the study module is to clear out the concept of logistics, its functioning peculiarities, to master and exploit the basic theoretical and practical knowledge in managing the logistic processes and be able to implement them in practice. After the completion of the module, students will be able to use the main managing principles of logistic processes, understand the structural components of the logistics system, will be able to assess their impact on the logistic processes of a company and communicate in business English language.

 

Chains of Logistics Systems; Transport in Logistics Processes;
Business English.
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6 Written/oral quiz ** The meaning and purpose of logistics in society and business;
Concepts of logistics (case studies);
Logistics strategy and its relations with the strategy of business objectives and marketing;
Logistics System and Its Management;
Supply logistics;
Manufacturing logistics;
Distribution logistics;
Forwarder role in logistic;
Study visits to companies;
Transport logistics;
Practical case studies in logistics.
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5 20% – Mid-semester test (I);

20% – Mid-semester test (II);

10% – Project;

50% – Exam.

The aim of the study subjects is to clear out the concept of transport in logistics processes, its functioning peculiarities, to master and exploit the basic theoretical and practical knowledge in managing the transport logistic processes and be able to implement them in practice. After the completion of the study unit, students will be able to use the main managing principles of transport logistic processes, know types of transport, plan transport routes, calculate their costs, understand their structural components of the logistics system, will be able to assess their impact on the logistic processes. Transport and transportation;
Road transport;
Vehicle selection;
Cost of transportation by road;
Regulation of international road transport;
Rail transport;
Air transport;
Maritime and inland waterway transport;
Cargo parameters;
Container transport;
INCOTERMS.
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4 Written/oral quiz ** The aim of the study subject is to introduce the students to the basic Business English terminology and theory of business management, necessary to start a business or work in the company doing business internationally. The course provides theoretical basics of business management key fields: career management, starting business, company and product types, marketing, and logistics.  The professional practical training is based on business communication. After completion of the Business English course, the students will be able to use the English language in a business-related international environment. Business correspondence in English;
Professional dialogues: making business contacts, business meetings, negotiations, trade fairs, job interviews. Business presentations;
Career and leadership;
Starting business. Companies;
Products and services;
Trade. Basics of marketing;
Basics of logistics.
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4 30% – Mid-semester tests; 40% – Self-study assignment; 30% – Written quiz

 

The aim of the study subject is to provide knowledge and skills necessary for identifying the main groups

of materials necessary for the company’s activity and their suppliers, by managing the production logistics processes

as well as modelling the distribution channels and determining the main clients.

Concept of supply chain, structure, aims and features; Macro processes of the company’ supply chain; Factors determining the activity of supply chain;
Planning of logistics systems in the production company; Planning of stock demand, models of stock management;
Management of goods storage processes;
Principles of choosing and constructing the package. Formation of load units;
Load carriage technologies; Organisation of goods distribution;
Self-study  assignment.
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6 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) The aim of the study subject is to provide knowledge and skills necessary for planning and organising the processes of supply; to form the information systems while planning the provision of materials; to apply the basics of strategic management in the processes of company supply management.

 

Provision subjects and processes;
Choosing the supplier;
Planning on the need for materials.
Organisation of the supply process;
Methods of stock control;
Information systems in the planning process of the company’s provision;
Management of the information sources.
Strategic management principles in the provision processes;
Implementation of integrated growth strategies in the planning of provision;
Risk management of provision processes;
Case analysis (project).
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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) The aim of the study subject is understanding of insurance in general, insurance activity principles and features of Motor, Property, Marine and TPL insurance. Definition and importance of insurance. History of insurance. The objectives of insurance company; Regulation of insurance; Classification of insurance; Insurance contract;
Insurance premiums; Motor insurance;
Property insurance;
Cargo insurance;
CMR insurance;
Compulsory insurance; Reinsurance.
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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) The aim of the study subject is to apply negotiation skills in the professional field based on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills. To improve cooperation skills, to develop communicative and intercultural competence, to understand intercultural differences in negotiation, to use the main strategies at every stage of negotiations, to apply the principles of harmonious verbal, non-verbal and written communication in the negotiations.

 

Business communication. First Image. Business Image;
Negotiating strategies and the application of their contexts;
The concept of negotiations. Scenarios;
The goals of negotiations. Negotiation positions;
The content of negotiations: interests: interests, criteria, decision;
Negotiation Psychology. The negotiators’ roles;
The emotional preparation of a negotiator for different scenarios;
The price negotiations;
The preparation for negotiations and implementation of their results;
Case analysis (project).

Free Electives:

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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project)

 

The aim of the study subject is introduce the students with the basic principles and differences of management and leadership. This subject is designed to help students to develop their personal leadership skills.The course provides theoretical basics of leadership: management and leadership of organizations, personal leadership effectiveness, the methods to get high performance in leading people and transformational results. The students would learn to inspire and lead others by understanding themselves, they would know how you relate to other people of the work team and the leadership challenges they might get. The concept of leadership. Leader’s personality;
Skills for the efficient time use; Typical leader’s traits and personal qualities. Leader’s behaviour;
Differences of male and female leadership;
Leaders’ types using personal powers;
Charismatic leadership. Machiavelism;
Leader’s image and public speaking skills;
Case analysis (project).
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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Written quiz The aim of the study subject is to develop students’ abilities to understand the quality management principles and methods. After the completion of the subject, students will perceive acquired knowledge in quality management in a changing business environment. Students will understand the principles of quality management system functioning and will be able to select the appropriate quality management methods. Quality management concepts and principles. Process approach;
The importance of quality management to improve the efficiency of company’s activities. Evolution of quality management;
Total quality management. Quality management methods. Quality management standards;
Fundamentals of Lean management (philosophy, principles and methodology); Quality culture;
Written quiz.
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3 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Project (practical task) The aim of the study subject is to acknowledge students about importance of consumer behaviour in the marketing studies. After graduating course, students will be able to recognize and apply methods and instruments that make influence and attracts attention of consumer. Students will learn how to understand consumers and their attitude to products and they will understand the change possibility of consumer’s attitude. Consumers and their perception;
Consumer learning and memory;
Consumer motivation and values;
personality and lifestyle; Consumer attitude.
Change and intercommunication of consumer attitude;
Individual consumer’s choice. Purchasing and consuming; Group influence and leadership;
Organisational and family decisionmaking;
Project (practical task).
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4 50% – Mid-semester tests; 50% – Case analysis (project) After completing this course, students will be able to understand and realize the importance of Intercultural Communication in a global world, to understand basic communication process, models, types and principles, to understand the concept of culture and its influence in both verbal and non-verbal communication, to understand and identify the intercultural situations, to understand intercultural relationships, to realize and understand the importance of intercultural communication in business, to understand the barriers to effective intercultural communication, and gain knowledge about other cultures; Essence of communication process and its models;
Verbal and Non-verbal Communication;
Basics of business communication and its importance;
Cultural Understanding; Cultural Differences in Communication;
Intercultural Communication in Business;
Intercultural sensitivity & Communication; Communication and Intercultural Competence; Communicating in Intercultural relationships; Prevention of Conflicts in Intercultural Communication.
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3 40% – Mid-semester tests; 30% – Self-study assignment; 30% – Written/oral quiz

 

The aim of the study subject is to introduce the students with the basic Business English terminology and theory of business management, necessary to start a business or work in the company doing business internationally. The course provides theoretical basics of business management key fields: career management, starting business, company and product types, marketing and logistics.  The professional practical training is based on business communication. After completion of the Business English course the students will be able to use the English language in business related international environment. Business correspondence in English;
Professional dialogues: making business contacts, business meetings, negotiations, trade fairs, job interviews. Business presentations;
Career and leadership;
Starting business;
Companies;
Products and services;
Trade;
Basics of marketing;
Basics of logistics.
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4 40% – Mid-semester tests; 30% – Self-study assignment; 30% – Written/oral quiz

 

The aim of the study subject is to introduce the students with the basic Business Russian terminology and theory of business management, necessary to start a business or work in the company doing business internationally. The professional practical training is based on business communication. Introductory course: phonetics, intonation patterns and graphics;
Family photographs. Professions;
Students and studying, getting to know each other;
At the supermarket, theatre. Nationalities;
My neighbours, at restaurant; About myself.
Work and leisure;
Months, weeks and days. Russian names, patronymic names and surnames;
My company.
Directive and negative pronouns.
Ordinal numbers.
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8 50% – Practical assignments in departments; 50% – Project. The aim of the study module is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire practical skills while organizing and analysing performance of a simulation enterprise. After the completion of the international business process simulation, students will be able to analyse and evaluate the business environment, to understand principles and methods of international business management and the in-house processes. The concept of a modern BSC. Peculiarities of a BSC network.
Presentation of work organisation in the BSC;
Work in a Human Resources Department;
Work in a commerce department;
Work in a marketing department;
Project.

* if the student choses a complete module (15 ECTS)
** if the student choses a separate subject

For more information, please, contact:

Modestas Riauka, International Coordinator

Faculty of Business, Kaunas UAS

Pramonės pr. 20, LT 50468, Kaunas, Lithuania

E-mail: modestas.riauka@go.kauko.lt ; Phone:  + 370 37 75 11 46