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Innovative Logistics & IT

Innovations in IT have dramatically changed the world we live in. We are currently in The Information Age and the pace of change is still accelerating.  This has had a dramatic impact on all aspects of personal and business life and especially in Logistics, fueling globalisation. This ‘exponential’ trend will continue whereby disruptive innovative-technologies impact existing supply chain networks, business models and the way, the speed and the precision that we communicate and collaborate.

Concepts such as Block Chaining, Big Data and Business Intelligence 2.0, Cloud 2.0, The mobile revolution, Automation, Robotics & Drones, The Internet Of Things, Self-driving and electric lorry convoying  are not simply buzz-words and ‘hypes’ but are being adopted right now and into the future. In Logistics it will no longer be a matter of ‘survival of the fittest’ but more a survival of the most flexible’. This is Intelligent Logistics.

Within this minor students will work on such applications of innovative Smart-Logistical concepts facilitated by IT.


High level Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge and understanding: Acquire, extend and deepen knowledge related to opportunities, risks and restrictions of the use of innovative IT business solutions for supply chains and logistics within different subject areas (such as transport logistics, production logistics, distribution logistics, supply chain management).
  • Applying knowledge and understanding: Translate the logistical business requirements into clear process-information-technical specifications and develop good implementation plans as well as translating the outcomes and impacts back to logistics.
  • Applying knowledge and Communication: Expansion of project management skills including stakeholder management, risk and financial management.
  • Making judgements and Communication: The student will be able to give recommendations to business and other stakeholders and the student should be able to implement the recommendations.
  • Lifelong learning skills: Broaden student’s research capacities, research actual business cases within the previously mentioned areas and also be able to develop future-proof, sustainable solutions.

At the start of the minor the student will formulate his/her own learning objectives and he/she will be working within the minor on these objectives. Under guidance the students will link these learning objectives to the themes of the minor in line with competences of his/her own education.


- Requirements for admission :

  • The minor is addressed towards students of Logistics Management, Technical Business Administration, Logistics Engineering, Business IT & Management, International Business and Supply Chain Management.
  • In order to participate the student must have finished:
    •  his/her first year programme
    • All internships up to year 3
    • Has a maximum of 15 ects study credit deficit in semester 3 and 4.
  • Other students from other business or IT -related backgrounds may apply. Here, an intake procedure will ascertain whether there is sufficient knowledge of logistics and IT to participate in the minor.


Written exams, in-class-assignments, homework assignments, papers and presentations/infographics.


A final English-based literature list will be in due time available for the students. In order to guarantee the actual trends are being followed, there will be ample use of news messages and the latest papers. 


The minor will start in September. The duration of the minor of the minor is half a year (two education periods).