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Transport Management Systems (5 cr)

Code: TLKK3500-3011

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 - 35

Degree programmes

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


  • Mikko Somerla


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


Transport Management is one of the key business processes of supply chain. By Transport Management Systems you can manage transports, improve service and reduce cost whilst reducing environmental impact. By measuring, analyzing, and continuously improving transport management you can affect goods availability for customers and customer satisfaction. By managing and controlling transports, you can proactively react for better customer need fulfillment.

During the course you will learn basics of Transport Management and meaning of basic concepts of Transport Management Systems. Course will also help to understand basics of logistics network and monitoring of results. After the course you will have a perspective to transport management tasks.

This course develops and assesses the following knowhow:
- Business skills, engineering practice, communication and team working.

Learning outcome
After completing this course, you will know the principles of Transport Management Systems. You will be able to apply how to plan and execute transports in global logistics network. You will understand how to control transports in Transport Management Systems. You will also understand to how Transport Management Systems is connected to companies’ other systems.


The course covers following main themes:
- Principles of Transport Management Systems
- Logistics Network
- Transport Management
- Transport Management and Logistics Systems

Location and time


Teaching methods

- Online course, no lectures
- Self-access learning
- Distance learning, specifically studies in learning management system (Moodle)
- Assignments and project work

Employer connections

Working life connections appear in assignments

Exam schedules

There is no exam on this course.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

The admission procedures for crediting are described in the degree rule and the study guide, if student has already acquired transport management systems knowledge.

The teacher of the course will give you more information on possible specific course practices.

Student workload

One credit corresponds to an average of 27 hours of work, which means that the load of five credits is approximately 135 hours.

Evaluation scale


Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

(1) The student demonstrates his / her competence in the subjects dealt with in the course, identifies the topics dealt with in the course.

(2) In addition to the above, the student can describe the topics covered in the course systematically and knows how to apply them.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

(3) In addition to the above, the student demonstrates the ability to justify the effects of different solutions and to make informed choices between options.

(4) In addition to the above, the student demonstrates the ability to apply what he or she has learned and to evaluate the solutions and their effects analytically.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

(5) In addition to the above, the student demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the course topics and the ability to structure and analyze the effects of solutions in a broader context. It also demonstrates innovation in applying what they have learned to different situations.


Global supply chain