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Module WIW-LOG-OT-M-7

Optimization Tools in Logistics Planning (M, 4.5 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-LOG-OT-M-7 Optimization Tools in Logistics Planning 4.5 CP (135 h)


CP, Effort 4.5 CP = 135 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [WIW-LOG] Logistics
Reference course of study [WIW-88.21-SG#2009] M.Sc. Business Studies (2009) [2009]
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
Optimization Tools in Logistics Planning
P 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 WiSe
  • About [WIW-LOG-OL-K-7]: Title: "Optimization Tools in Logistics Planning"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • Modeling
  • Optimization with Excel solver
  • Optimization with modeling languages and MIP solvers

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to
  • analyze and structure complex logistics problems, formalize them using models and solve them with the aid of computers,
  • independently select the right planning methods and tools and apply them in specific decision-making situations,
  • to transfer the learned methods to tasks that are new to them.


  • 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.


Lecture slides, exercise sheets and other materials on the Olat course website.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


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

Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-BS-2022-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Business Studies and Economics 2022
[WIW-LOG-MPOOL-7] Field of Specialization: Logistics