General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Carlos Montaña Battle
A hard tackle from Oscar Josep Ródenas to Ujaque 

Teaching languages

  • English

The language of the subject, both oral and written, is English.


Specific skills
  • Show knowledge and skills for the coordination of the departments of purchasing, supply, production and distribution of a product to any company, analyzing different types of techniques

  • Operationalize the storage of goods, through computer applications of logistics management

  • Show knowledge of the organization of maritime, land, air and multimodal transport, customs management and international trade in order to manage and / or contract transport

  • Show knowledge of the ship and its recruitment for use as a means of transport for both goods and people, in an environment of sustainability and respect for the environment

  • Select and use quantitative instruments for decision making and contrasting economic hypotheses


Study of the supply chain, storage and distribution of any organization based on different proposals. Reflect on the different actors in the logistics chain, their participation and influence in the global process of goods movements.


The TecnoCampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode.



Topic 1. Storage

• The warehouse in the supply chain.    

• Storage master lines.                                                                                                             

• The warehouse. Reasons for its existence.

• Type of warehouse and its characteristics.

• Variables to consider in a storage project.

• The design of the warehouse. "Layout".                                                                                                                 

• The products to be stored.

• The straw and its types.

• The shelves. Regulations and ITE. Types of shelving.

• Coding of warehouses.


Topic 2. Management and handling in warehouses.

• Main objectives of optimal warehouse management.

• Logistics functions of the warehouse.

  • Reception.
  • storage
    • Storage methods.
    • The ABC Method.
    • The different inventory management systems: FIFO, LIFO, FEFO.
    • Storage costs.
  • Preparation of orders.
  • expedition


Topic 3. Warehouse automation.

• Maintenance teams and their automation processes.

• Warehouse management systems (SGA).

• The technology applied to the preparation of orders. RFID, Voice picking, Picking to Light, etc.


Topic 4. The management of existingències

• Definition of stocks or stock.

• Stock type.

• Optimization of stock management.

  • Out of stock
  • Safety stock
  • Point of order
  • Wilson model or VOP.


Item 5. The distribution.

• Distribution logistics, features and functions.

• The physical distribution.

  • Commercial distribution.
  • Logistics distribution.

• Outsourcing in distribution. Costs and benefits.

• How to make the shipments: own or subcontracted transport?


Item 6. Logistics operators.

• Definition and functions.

• Type of OPL: 1pl, 2PL, 3PL, 4PL, 5PL.

• How to make your choice?

• Advantages and risks of ceding transport and distribution to an OPL.


Item 7: Tariffs and Charters.

  • costs Definition and classification.
  • Determination of operating costs: fixed and variable, direct and indirect.
  • Calculation of ground transport costs. Full and partial charge.
  • Calculation of air transport costs.
  • Calculation of maritime transport costs.
  • Calculation of rail transport costs.


Item 8: Hair Distribution.

  • Characteristics and growth. E-commerce as a key factor.
  • Capillary distribution models.
  • Scheduling transport routes. From manual planning to automation.
  • Increase in DUM needs. Current problem and initiatives to solve it.
  • Norms, regulations and limitations on urban distribution.
  • Balance between activity and sustainability for the environment.


Topic 9: Reverse Logistics.

  • Definition.
  • Reverse supply chain management.                                                                           
  • Influence on the sustainable development and profit and loss of a company.



Evaluation system

It will consist of the continuous evaluation, with the following percentages:

20% : Work and oral / written presentation of the different cases that can be studied throughout the course.

80% : Final exam.

To be able to carry out this weighting, it will be necessary to pass the final exam with one minimum grade of 5, otherwise you should go directly to recovery.