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040185 KU Logistics and Material Management (MA) (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

The course language is English.

Only students who signed up for the class in univis/u:space are allowed to take the class (that means, that you have to at least be on the waiting list if you want to take this class). No exceptions possible.
Tu 22.06. 16:45-18:15 Digital


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Most of the content of the class will be provided on a weekly basis online live, but slides with audio comments will also be provided. Correspondingly, there will be homework examples every week which have to be solved individually and have to be uploaded in Moodle.

The midterm exam is planned for April 20th online. The final exam on June 22nd is also online.

Additional details and updates will be provided in Moodle.

Tuesday 02.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 09.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course focuses on logistic concepts for designing and operating warehouses. The dimensioning of warehouses, the product allocation, the batch formation and order picker routing as well as the arising packing problems will be discussed. Furthermore, different lot-sizing models and several solution concepts for them are being presented. The course aims to enable students to understand and solve major decision problems faced in warehousing operations and lot-sizing. Homework exercises will be used to practice the learned methods.

Assessment and permitted materials

A total of 100% can be obtained by:
- weekly homework assignments (20%; students must upload the homework examples in Moodle)
- a written midterm exam (40%) (date: April 20th, 2021)
- a written final exam (40%) (date: June 22nd, 2021)

The online exam is open book. The exams planned to be held on-site are closed book. Note that this might be changed to online if this is not possible due to the Corona situation.

Cheating during an examination will be sanctioned according to the university's constitution in its current form (i.e., the entire course will not be graded but marked as cheated and counted as one attempt). Signing for another student will be counted as cheating as well (also during homework sessions).

Students who want to take part in an exam are required to bring their student ID.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At least 50% have to be obtained for a positive grade. The other grades are distributed as follows:
4: 50% to <63%
3: 63% to <75%
2: 75% to <88%
1: 88% to 100%

Examination topics

- Warehouse design
- Order batching
- Bin packing
- Dynamic multi-product lot-sizing (small bucket problems, big bucket problems, capacity restrictions, multi-level structure, decomposition approaches)

Reading list

- Ghiani, G., Laporte, G., & Musmanno, R. (2004). Introduction to logistics systems planning and control. John Wiley & Sons
- Cachon, G., Terwiesch, C. (2009), Matching Supply with Demand, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill
- Tempelmeier (2008), Material Logistik, 7. Auflage, Springer
- Nahmias (2009), Production and Operations Analysis, 6th ed., Mc. Graw Hill
- Silver, E.A., Pyke, D.F., Peterson, R. (1998), Inventory Management and Production Planning and Scheduling, 3rd edition, Wiley.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Tu 15.06.2021 09:27