Course Details


Academic Year 2024/25

NWB024 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-SIR Summer Semester 1st year

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Language of instruction



3 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Introduction to the course. Theoretical fundamentals of logistics. The basics of systems theory and control theory – the role of feedback. The fundamentals of systems engineering. The basis of the theory of decision-making processes . 2. Logistics chains – principles and creation of chains. Logistics of tangible and intangible flows – material, information and financial flows. Analysis and reciprocal links. Logistics decomposition of a real corporate structure. Interaction of logistics and production management. 3. Mathematical methods of logistics. Modelling and simulation. The use of simulation programmes. 4. Decision-making processes in practice – relationships between decision making and management. The role of the Chinese postman and Travelling salesman problems. Their use in civil engineering practice – the management of building site operations and the supplying of construction work. 5. Operational research - principles and methods. Linear programming and its practical application. 6. The basics of graph theory. The basics of game theory. The fundamentals of queueing theory and its use in the operation of construction site equipment. 7. Practical tasks and objectives of logistics in business. Use of logistics in the system by which construction processes are managed. 8. Logistics and decision-making functions in the area of the management of building site equipment operation – the provision and management of supplies (warehouses), methods: KANBAN, Just In Time.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. Logistics – a logistics decomposition of a system. Usage in the decomposition of the system of equipping a building site. 2. Logistics chains – internal relationships and relations with surroundings. Example of tangible and intangible flow solutions in real-world building sites and building execution. 3. Examples of operational analysis, decision theory and queueing theory. Solution of supply and transportation problems – application of the roles of the Chinese postman and the travelling salesman. 4. Programmes for logistics modelling. Simulation of examples from the area of queueing theory. 5. Simulation of examples from the area of queueing theory – concurrent production. 6. Simulation of a supply problem. 7. Simulation of an example of a logistics chain from the area of construction site equipment. 8. Simulation of an example of a logistics chain used in building execution.