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Course WIW-WIN-OLS-K-7

Optimization of Logistics Systems (2K, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 K 3.0 CP 30 h 60 h
(2K) 3.0 CP 30 h 60 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [WIW-WIN] Business Information Systems and Operations Research
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Introduction to Logistics Optimization
    • Demand Analysis
    • Logistic demand analysis and data procurement.
    • Basic concepts of demand forecasting (time series)
    • Problems involved in getting other data (costs, maps, position of vehicles etc)
  • Logistic Network Design
    • Location problems, single and multi-echelon transportation and location models.
    • Inventory management. Basic concepts and introduction to single stocking and multi stocking inventory problems
    • Warehouse design and management. Internal structure, storage infrastructures and mechanism, Warehouse design and dimensioning, Tactical and operational problems
  • Long vs. Short Haul Freight Transportation
    • Vehicle Loading Issues
    • Freight assignment, service network design, shipment consolidation, vehicle and driver assignment problems
    • Distribution and collection of goods to local destinations.
    • The Vehicle Routing Problem family
    • Main solution techniques


Slides with in-depth references for further reading will be made available.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [WIW-WIN-OLS-K-7]

Module Name Context
[WIW-WIN-CIN-M-7] Computational Intelligence P: Obligatory 2K, 3.0 LP