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Intralogistics (5 cr)

Code: TLLY5500-3026

General information


20.11.2023 - 04.01.2024


08.01.2024 - 19.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning


School of Technology


Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Logistics
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Purchasing and Logistics Engineering


  • Ville Pahlsten


    Institute of New Industry, online learning (mechanical, logistics and civil engineering)


When physical goods are purchased, stored or sold the performance of intralogistics always has a significant impact on the success of the stakeholders in supply chain. The principles of smart warehousing and well-working intralogistics apply to web shops, manufacturing industry, retail sector and companies providing logistics services. Suitable intralogistics processes and technologies are a competitive advantage as well in domestic markets as in global supply chains. In this course, you will get familiar with warehousing and intralogistics practices, processes and technologies that make it possible for supply chains to offer fast and high-quality services.

In this course you will learn
- Meaning of intralogistics and warehousing for businesses,
- Suitability of different warehousing solutions,
- Integration of the intralogistics process with other company processes
- Principles about utilization of warehouse technology and automation

After completing this course, you will understand the basics of effective intralogistics, are able to evaluate the differences between different warehouse technologies, and know the steps and implications of an intralogistics process for other operations in supply chain.

Competences: intralogistics, engineering practice, communication and team working.

Learning outcome: You will understand the key concepts and theories of intralogistics.


The course covers the following main themes:
- Inventories and related information systems,
- Intralogistics process and warehousing principles,
- Warehousing technology and automation,
- Forklifts and conveyors,
- Robotics and automation in intralogistics.

Location and time

Zoom and independent studying (roughly 3-4 hours each time). Dates for Zoom lessons are confirmed before end of the year 2023. Any changes on these dates will be informed to those who have enrolled to course. Participating these lessons in voluntary.

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Richards, Gwynne. Warehouse management : a complete guide to improving efficiency and minimizing costs in the modern warehouse. 2018 or 2021 published book or e-book.

Lecture materials related to the course can be found in the course workspace. Relevant open-source online material can also be used.

Teaching methods

This course can be completed as a fully independent study. However, you have a chance to participate two teaching session in Zoom during the course. Course can be studied based on your own schedule, but pay attention to assignments returning dates, and the end date of the course.

Assignments are done as independent work. The assignments are described in the course workspace. All assignments are individual assignments.

Employer connections

Trade fairs, seminars, webinars, etc. that take place during the course can be included in the course. This will be discussed in more detail during the course.

Exam schedules

No exam in this course. Grades are based on the assignments returned during the course.

Student workload

Online lecturing 8 lessons.
Independent studying about 120 hours.

Evaluation scale


Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

1 Sufficient: You demonstrate your competence in the subjects dealt with in the course, identify the topics dealt with in the course and understand their importance for the intralogistics.

2 Satisfactory: In addition to the above, you can describe the topics covered in the course systematically and know how to apply them.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

3 Good: In addition to the above, you demonstrate the ability to justify the effects of different solutions and to make informed choices between options.

4 Very good: In addition to the above, you demonstrate the ability to apply what you have learned and to evaluate the solutions and their effects analytically.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

5 Excellent: In addition to the above, you demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the course topics and the ability to structure and analyze the effects of solutions in a broader context. You also demonstrate innovation in applying what they have learned to different situations.


Basic knowledge of logistics practices, processes and technologies. You should also have good skills and motivation for independent information search and problem solving. For completing the course, the ability to apply the learned knowledge is required.