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Module WIW-LOG-LM-M-7

Logistics Management (M, 9.0 LP, AUSL)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-LOG-LM-M-7 Logistics Management 9.0 CP (270 h)


CP, Effort 9.0 CP = 270 h
Position of the semester 2 Sem. from WiSe/SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [WIW-LOG] Logistics
Reference course of study [WIW-88.21-SG] M.Sc. Business Studies
Livecycle-State [AUSL] Phase-out period


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
Facility Location and Network Design
WP 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 SuSe
WP 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 WiSe
Optimization Tools in Logistics Planning
WP 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 WiSe
Supply Chain Management
WP 60 h 120 h - - PL1 6.0 SuSe
  • About [WIW-LOG-SP-K-7]: Title: "Facility Location and Network Design"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h
  • About [WIW-LOG-TL-K-7]: Title: "Transportation"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h
  • About [WIW-LOG-OL-K-7]: Title: "Optimization Tools in Logistics Planning"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h
  • About [WIW-POM-SCM-K-7]: Title: "Supply Chain Management"; Presence-Time: 60 h; Self-Study: 120 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: examination in form of partial achievements
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
    In-class accomplishments (e.g. presentations, solution of exercise sheets).

    Lecture Supply Chain Management: written exam (90 minutes)

Evaluation of grades

All partial module examinations have to be passed. The module grade is the arithmetic mean of all partial examination grades.

LP-weighted average of the results in the taken courses of the module.


  • Basic methods for site assessment
  • Median problems
  • Covering problems
  • Warehouse location problems
  • Center problems
  • Hub location problems
  • Classical variants of the vehicle routing problem
  • Components of modern exact solution approaches
  • Shortest path problems with resource constraints
  • Components of modern heuristic solution approaches
  • Recent trends in transportation (e.g., ride sharing, electric vehicles, sustainability aspects, …)
  • Modeling of basic logistics problems with linear and integer programming
  • Excel solver
  • Modeling languages and MIP solvers
Supply Chain Management:
  • Supply chain design
  • Demand planning
  • Integrated production and distribution planning
  • Inventory management in supply chains

Case Study in Supply Chain Management:

In the seminar, the students write a term paper on current topics in supply chain management. In addition, the students will also present their results in a final presentation.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to
  • analyze, structure, and formalize complex problems of logistics planning and to solve these problems computer-aided,
  • independently identify and apply the right planning methods and tools in concrete decision-making situations,
  • apply the learned methods to new problems.


  • Daskin, M. S. (1995). Network and discrete location: Models, algorithms, and applications. Wiley.
  • Domschke, W. & Drexl, A. (1996). Logistik: Standorte. De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
  • Additional literature will be announced during the lecture.
  • Toth, P. & Vigo, D., eds. (2002). The vehicle routing problem. SIAM.
  • Toth, P. & Vigo, D., eds. (2014). Vehicle routing: problems, methods, and applications. SIAM.
  • Additional literature will be announced during the lecture.
  • Grünert, T. & Irnich, S. (2005). Optimierung im Transport Band I: Grundlagen. Shaker Verlag.
  • Williams, H.P. (2013). Model Building in Mathematical Programming. Wiley.
  • Weitere Literatur wird in der Veranstaltung bekanntgegeben.
  • Additional literature will be announced during the lecture.
Script / further literature will be announced during the lecture.


Lecture slides, exercise sheets and additional material in OLAT courses.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [WIW-LOG-LM-M-7]