Programme info

Micro-credential: Logistics and distribution management

Course content

This course covers logistics at both the business and macroeconomic levels. At the business economics level, logistics is viewed from an integrated supply chain approach (Supply Chain Management). Here various topics such as physical distribution, inventory management, forecasting, and storage and handling systems are considered. The step to the macroeconomic level is taken by analyzing the location choice of companies. Here the essential trends manifesting themselves in the globalized logistics and freight forwarding world are discussed. The distinctive role of Flanders as a top logistics region in Europe is also important in this regard. Innovative logistics concepts, such as outsourcing, partnerships and value-added logistics are discussed in detail.

Learning outcomes

This micro-credential focuses on the following learning outcomes.

1. The participant can list and explain important trends in logistics and analyze their effect on goods flows.

2. The participant can answer questions or concepts related to the supply chain orally and explain them in a clear and structured way.

3. The participant can critically discuss logistics trends and their effect on reality.

4. The participant can analyze complex logistics problems and make strategic decisions in an international logistics context.

Practical organisation

Contact moments:

• Lectures
• Guest lectures

Own work:

• Assignments
        o In Group
• Cases
        o Individual
        o In group

        o In group

This course is part of an International collaboration with the University of Pretoria. Some classes will be hybrid & online with Pretoria and a group work combining both students from Antwerp and Pretoria is part of the course assessment. 


The assessment will be: 

80 % on oral exam
75% of questions from regular courses
25% of questions concerning the group work topic
20% on content group work with Pretoria

Upon request, an alternative form of evaluation can be provided for working students or people abroad.