Module manual


Logistics Planning


Basic knowledge (from Bachelor’s level) on Materialwirtschaft, Logistics, controlling and strategic planning.

Teaching methods Lecture/Lab/Seminar/Excer
Learning target / Competences

The aim of the overall module is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the essential aspects of logistics and its digitalization, as well as the ability to apply this in practice. Students will thus be able to independently complete a task in the field of picking, storage and sorting technology in accordance with construction engineering rules and search for technical and economic solutions in a structured manner, combining their existing logistics knowledge with ideas of their own. They will recognize pportunities for digitalization in logistics and identify the associated requirements for IT support. Students can design medium-sized warehousing, picking and sorting systems independently and according to technical and economic criteria. They can lead projects in logistics expertly, and discuss and defend their own results with experts in the field. They understand and assess information technology trends and their potential fields of application. Based on the contents of this module students should furthermore be able to expand their knowledge of technology, IT, methods and guidelines with a view to the requirements and boundary conditions of a project task.

Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 6.0
Classes 90 h
Individual / Group work: 180 h
Workload 270 h
ECTS 9.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

Module assessment: Written exam (K120) and project work (PA)
Weighting: 2/3 K120, 1/3 PA

Responsible person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Dittrich

Recommended semester 1. oder 2. Semester
Frequency Annually (ws)

Betriebswirtschaft (Master)
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Master)
Wirtschaftsinformatik (Master)


Digital Solutions in Logistics

Type Lecture/lab
Nr. W1128
Hours per week 2.0

Current information technologies and IT solutions for the support of logistic processes, especially regarding the following areas:

  • track and trace and real-time localization (RTLS)
  • data exchange between different actors
  • merchandise management systems
  • planning and disposition support.

Hausladen, I.: IT-gestützte Logistik. Systeme - Prozesse - Anwendungen. 4. ed. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden 2020.
Bousonville, T.: Logistik 4.0. Die digitale Transformation der Wertschöpfungskette. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden 2016.
Groß, C.; Pfennig, R.: Professionelle Softwareauswahl und -einführung in der Logistik. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden 2017.
Schuh, G.; Stich, V. (ed.): Logistikmanagement. Handbuch Produktion und Management; 6. ed. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg [et al.] 2013.

Logistics Management in Trade and Industry

Type Lecture/tutorial
Nr. W1129
Hours per week 2.0
  • Construction theory for the development of an effective model of picking, storage and sorting systems
  • Material flow calculation (distribution, transport, merging, separation, sorting, storage)
  • Guidelines for planning, project development and operation of storage and picking systems
  • Operating principles, warehouse layout planning
  • Best practices
  • Simple, short exercises with the aim of deepening and transferring the theoretical from the lecture into independent work
  • More complex case studies with as real a background as possible to allow students to apply their knowledge and understanding.

Gudehus, T.: Logistik 1: Grundlagen, Verfahren und Strategien; 4. ed., Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012
Gudehus, T.: Logistik 2: Netzwerke, Systeme und Lieferketten; 4. ed., Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012
Arnold, D., Furmans, K.: Materialfluss in Logistiksystemen; 6. ed., Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2009
Arnold, D., Isermann, H., Kuhn, A., Tempelmeier, H., Furmans, K. (ed.): Handbuch der Logistik; 3. ed., Springer, 2008
Ten Hompel, Schmidt, T., Nagel, L., Jünemann, R.: Materialflusssysteme: Förder- und Lagertechnik; 3. ed., Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007
Jodin, D., ten Hompel, M.: Sortier- und Verteilsysteme: Grundlagen, Aufbau, Berechnung und Realisierung; Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2006
Lecture script available on the university intranet (Moodle)
Additional literature will be provided on a topic-by-topic basis in the course of the lecture.

Logistics Management Project Seminar

Type Seminar
Nr. W1130
Hours per week 2.0

Cross-semester project work in teams to strengthen teamwork skills and achieve a span on a broader topic over sequences previously practiced individually; presentation and defense of results at the end of the semester. Generally, real tasks from practice are worked on together with companies.


The literature will be announced in the course of the semester based on the respective cases and exercises, or researched by students themselves as part of the exercise.
Exercise script on the university intranet (Moodle)