Business Logistics Course @ UPF

The last quarter, Helena taught the Business Logistics course at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. About 120 students, from UPF and interchange students from different countries, attended the course. The students have done several activities including two blogs:

and a visit to Mango Logistics Center at Parets.

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Business Logistics is the business function that plans, implements, and controls the efficient and effective flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers’ requirements. Every business is within a logistics chain, and in our days, being able to optimize these activities and processes along this chain is strategical for most companies. The efficient management of the logistics activities is today a big challenge for most companies due its importance for business competitiveness.

In the course, it will be developed and discussed key topics and issues in Logistics, the applications of analytic tools and methodologies in different areas of Logistics, as well as the discussion of several practical and real cases of successful companies.


The objectives of the course are the following:

1)  Learn the foundational skills and concepts for Logistics and Supply Chain Management;

2)  Learn how to develop and apply analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in 
logistics decision systems and management;

3)  Provide strategic and operational logistics management examples and case studies of 
different industries.