Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2023/2024 | Previous academic years:  2022/2023  |  2021/2022  |  2020/2021  |  2019/2020 
Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 243006 Subject title: GREEN LOGISTICS FOR SMART CITIES
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 4 Period: 2º S
Department: Estadística, Informática y Matemáticas
Lecturers:
LERA LOPEZ, FERNANDO   [Mentoring ] FAULIN FAJARDO, FCO. JAVIER (Resp)   [Mentoring ]
SERRANO HERNANDEZ, ADRIAN   [Mentoring ]

Partes de este texto:

 

Module/Subject matter

Industrial Management/Operations Research

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General proficiencies

G.1. Entrepreneurship and innovation

G.3. Self-learning

G.4. Efficiency in oral and written communications

G.5. Efficiency in the management of information resources

G.6. Ethical commitment and sustainability

G7. Ability to conceive, design, implement and operate systems and services in the field of Information Technologies and Communications

CB3. Students should be able to collect and interpret relevant information (usually within their study field) to suggest arguments taking into account relevant social, scientific or ethic issues

CB4. Students should be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialist and a non-specialist audience

CB5. Students should develop the learning skills needed to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy

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Specific proficiencies

1.1  Ability to solve mathematical problems in engineering. Ability to apply theoretical knowledge on linear algebra, geometry, differential geometry, differential and integral calculus, ordinary and partial differential equations, numerical methods, numerical algorithms, statistics and optimization.

1.2  Basic knowledge about the use and programming of computers, operating systems, databases and computer programs applied to Engineering.

1.5 Knowledge of the nature of firms and their institutional and legal framework. Management and organization of firms.

2.2. Ability to use communication applications and computer (office, databases, advanced calculus, project management, visualization, etc.) to support the development and operation of networks, services and applications of telecommunications and electronics

2.3. Ability to use computer tools in search of bibliographic resources or information related to the telecommunications and electronics.

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Learning outcomes

R03. Theoretical background for the decision-making.

R12. Tactical and strategic decisions related to the production/operations area.

R13. Basic knowledge of the strategic and operational problems of logistics and transport management.

R17. Use of computers software to calculate transportation routes.

R19. Basic knowledge of the smart cities design

R20. Basic knowledge of logistics and transportation from the economic and environmental points of view.

R24. Basic knowledge of the urban distribution of goods and merchandises, and their environmental implication

R25. Basic knowledge of sustainability strategies in waste management.

R28. Basic knowledge of the use of bikes and electric vehicles in urban logistics.

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Methodology

Methodology-Activity Class hours in the virtual campus Non class hours in the virtual campus
Reading and documents study 25  
Debates and group tutoring 10  
Individual study   30
Objective assessment tests 2  
Individual tutoring 3  
Assignments and study cases 20 60
TOTAL 60 90

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies/learning outcomes

Theoretical sessions at the classroom The instructor will develop the topic objectives, its contents, and problems, highlighting the most difficult ones related to the unit to be explained. CG01, CG03, CG04, CG05, CG06, CG07
Study of the theoretical sessions Reading of a short text related to the topic to study CG01, CG03, CG04, CG05, CG06, CG07
Weekly own study Own study of the topics explained in the theoretical classes. CG01, CG03, CG04, CG05, CG06, CG07
Practical classes at the classroom Development of practical exercises to be developed with the use of a computer. CG01, CG03, CG04, CG05, CG06, CG07
Assignments writing Development of assignments to be given in to the instructor and could be discussed in class. CG01, CG03, CG04, CG05, CG06, CG07
Consulting activities Presentation and discussion of the problems and difficulties found in the subject CG01, CG03, CG04, CG05, CG06, CG07
Final assessment Study and development of the subject CG01, CG03, CG04, CG05, CG06, CG07

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Languages

English. A C1 level of English is recommended to follow this subject.

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Evaluation

 

Learning
outcome
Assessment
activity
Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Minimum
required grade
All Course feedback 20% NO NO
All Periodic assignments 30% NO NO
All Cases study analysis 50% YES NO

 

The subject evaluation will be made taking into account the following criteria:

1.-Course feedback (20%): The active participation of the students in the subject will be highly considered. The students¿ interventions will be counted in the forums / blogs of the subject, apart from resolution of objective tests.

2.- Development of periodic assignments (30%): This type of tasks seeks to measure the process of knowledge acquisition in the subject, taking into account the point of departure of each student, and their progress.

3.- Case study developments (50%): The application of quantitative techniques to cases of real companies allows to show the real knowledge of the subject by the student. Each student will be asked to solve at least one practical case and will count for their realization of the teaching assistant's help. The resolution of these practical cases are mandatory for passing of the subject.

 

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Contents

This subject has the following basic contents: 1) An introduction to Logistics and Transportation 2) A detailed study of sustainability issues in mobility in smart cities. 3) Decision-making in urban mobility to goods delivery considering environmental impacts 4) Implications of sustainable transportation to the daily management of a smart city.

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Agenda

PART I: Introduction to Logistics and Transportation.

Topic 1: Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Strategy and Planning.

Topic 2: Transport Fundamentals and Transport Decisions.

Topic 3: Decision Making in Logistics and Transport. Main computational algorithms to decision makings: routes optimization, supply chain management optimization, and facilities location decisions.

 

PART II: Green Logistics and Sustainable Transport in Smart Cities

Topic 4: Environmental sustainability in smart cities: An introduction.

Topic 5: Assessing the external impact of freight transport.  Evaluating and internalizing the environmental costs of Logistics.

Topic 6: Urban distribution and smart cities

Topic 7: Vehicle routing optimization under environmental objectives. Use of electric vehicles, bikes, and tricycles for the goods delivery.

Topic 8: Increasing fuel efficiency in the road freight sector with the purpose of sustainability. Alternative fuels and freight vehicles: status, costs and benefits, and growth.

Topic 9: Sustainability strategies for city logistics. Reverse logistics for the management of waste.

Topic 10: E-business, e-logistics, and the environment. Advanced themes in green logistics: distributions by drones, 3D printing, and peak freight.

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Bibliography

Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.


a)         Bibliografía básica:

1)    Faulin, J., Grasman, S., Juan, A., Hirsch, P (2019): Sustainable Transportation and Smart Logistics: Decision Making Methods and Solutions. Elsevier. Cambridge. MA. USA

2)    McKinnon, A., Browne, M., Piecyk, M., Whiteing, A. (2015): Green Logistics. Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics. Kogan Page Limited. London. UK.

 

b)        Bibliografía complementaria:

1)    Ballou, R.H. (2004): Business Logistics. Supply Chain Management. Prentice Hall. NJ.

2)    Coyle, J.J., Novak, R.A., Gibson, B., and Bardi, E.J. (2011): Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective. South Western. Cencage Learning. Mason, OH

3)    Fahimnia, B., Bell, M.G.H., Hensher, D.A., Sarkis, J. (2015): Green Logistics and Transportation. A Sustainable Supply Chain Perspective. Springer. New York. NY.

4)    Faulin, J., Juan, A., Grasman, S. and Fry, M.J. (2013): Decision Making in Service Industries: A Practical Approach. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group. Boca Raton. FL.

5)    Psaraftis, H.N.(ed) (2016): Green Transportation Logistics. The Quest for Win-Win Solutions. Springer.London. UK.

 

Software

LINDO- LINGO (www.lindo.com ),

MATLAB (http://es.mathworks.com/products/matlab/?requestedDomain=www.mathworks.com/ )

Microsoft Excel (www.microsoft.com )

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Location

This subject will be completely taught on line by Mi Aulario (https://miaulario.unavarra.es/) platform

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