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Transport Systems Management

Scholar Year: 2018/2019 - 2S

Code: IMSS2003    Acronym: TSM
Section/Department: Department of Marketing and Logistics


Acronym Nº of students Study Plan Curricular year ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MOBIL 8 Plan of Sudies International Module 5,0

Teaching weeks: 15


Vítor Manuel dos Ramos CaldeirinhaHead

Weekly workload

Hours/week T TP P PL L OT S TPL E OT/PL
Type of classes 3


Type Teacher Classes Hours
Theoretical-practical Totals 1 3,00
Vítor Caldeirinha   3,00

Teaching language


Intended learning outcomes (Knowledges, skills and competencies to be developed by the students)

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:
To understand the transport relevant role on Logistics
To determine Transport KPI´s(key performance indicators)
To identify and chose appropriate transport mode
To manage loading and unloading operations on transport environment
IT as support to Transport activities


Relevance and evolution
1.1. Relation between Transport Suply Chane and Economy
1.2. Portuguese Case
2. Transport mode Caracteristics
2.1. Transport mode
2.2. How to choose transport mode
3.Transport management
3.1. Regulations and law aplyed to transport
3.2 Cost on primary and secundary transport
3.3.Correct loading and unloading procedures on different transport modes
3.4. Options: between own fleet and outsourcing
3.5. Routes planning
3.6. Permanent research on the methods
3.7. KPi´s (key performance indicators)
3.8. Procedures on reverse logistics
4.IT systems on transport management
4.1. Cost and Profit Analyses IT systems
4.2. Best stategies for the future transport

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the UC intended learning outcomes

Method:theoretical through students participation and exchange of ideas, and pratical classes based on real
transport cases analyses

Teaching methodologies

Avaliação distribuída com exame final

Assessment methodologies and evidences

•Continuous Assessment: Written Test(60%) and group exercise in the IT lab(40%)
•Final, Resit and Special Session: Individual written test

Main Bibliography

Wensveen, J.G. ;Air Transportation: A management Perspective, Ashgate, 2011
Song, A-W. and Panayides, P. ;Maritime Logistics: A guide to contemporary shipping and port management, Kogan Page, 2015
Kasinlingam, R. ;Logistics and Transportation, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998
Martin Stopford ;Maritime Economics, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
David Lowe and Clive Pidgeon ;Lowe’s Transport Manager’s & Operator’s Handbook, Kogan Page, 2015
Brewer, A.M., Button, K.J., Hensher, D.A. ;The Handbook of Logistics and Supply-Chain Management, Emerald Group Publishing, 2008
Handbook of Ocean Container Transport Logistics: Making Global Supply Chains, Springer, 2014
Rushton, A., Oxley, J., Croucher, P. ;The handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, Kogan Page, 2000
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