ORL-50806 Food Logistics Management


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
One day excursion6
Problem-based learning10
Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. ir. JGAJ van der Vorst
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. ir. JGAJ van der Vorst
prof. dr. O van Kooten
prof. ir. AJM Beulens
prof. dr. JM Bloemhof
dr. JLF Hagelaar
dr. RE Schouten
prof. dr. ir. MAJS van Boekel
dr. ir. M Dekker
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. JGAJ van der Vorst

Language of instruction:


Continuation courses:

ORL-30306 Decision Science II; ORL 30806 Operations Research and Logistics


Food Logistics Management is about how organisations fulfil market demand by getting the right food product, in the right quantity and quality, at the right time and place, as efficient as possible. It discusses issues and developments in logistics theory (such as supply network design, process design, production planning and control) and combines it with developments in food quality management (such as quality monitoring and control and new product quality prediction models) and information technology (such as RFID, GPS and Advanced Planning Systems). Together it provides a firm basis for research on Quality Controlled Logistics.

Learning outcomes:

The student is expected to be able to:
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of logistical and food quality concepts in food supply chains;
- analyse and diagnose business cases using logistics and food quality theories;
- explain the interactions between technological developments, food quality issues and logistics management.


Lectures, group work on case-studies, literature study.


Written exam and case studies.