Freight Transport and Logistics

Freight Transport and Logistics

Instructor information

Module leader: Prof. Chiara Colombaronitant 

Teaching Assistant:

Eng. Golman Rahmanifar:
Eng. Mostafa Mohammadi:

Course information

ECTS: 6 credits Status: Elective Semester: 3 Hours: 40/20 (lectures/exercises) Link to classroom

This course will be delivered through a combination of lectures, discussions, readings, assignments, and hands-on exercises. 
We will also incorporate guest speakers from the industry to provide real-world insights into the field.
Assessment: Written exam and class contribution
Your active participation in class discussions and group activities will also be a key component of your evaluation.
Objectives and Syllabus outline
  • Understand the Fundamental Concepts: Gain a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts related to freight transport and logistics, including supply chain management, transportation modes, and key industry players.
  • Analyze Supply Chains: Learn how to analyze and optimize supply chain networks to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and enhance overall performance.
  • Explore the concept of Intermodal Transport Transportation Modes:, limitations, and when to use them. Explore various transportation modes such as road, rail, air, sea, and intermodal, understanding their advantages
  • Study Logistics Operations: Focus on logistics operations, including warehousing, inventory management, order fulfillment, and distribution.
  • Examine Freight Transportation Planning: Learn how to plan and manage the movement of goods, considering factors like route optimization, capacity planning, and demand forecasting.
  • Explore Sustainability in Freight Transport: Understand the importance of sustainability in freight transport and logistics, including green logistics practices and environmental considerations.
  • Case Studies and Real-world Applications: Analyze real-world case studies and practical examples from the industry to apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios.
  • Future Trends: Stay updated with emerging trends and future developments in the freight transport and logistics sector, preparing you for the evolving industry landscape