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

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.


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


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Because of the lockdown, the midterm exam will take place on Nov. 30th, 09:45-11:15 online.

The final exam will take place onsite.

Tuesday 05.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 12.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 19.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 09.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 16.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 23.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 30.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Monday 06.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 07.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 14.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 11.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 18.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 25.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock


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 the major decision problems faced in warehousing operations and lot-sizing.

The content will be discussed in live online sessions.

Homework exercises will be used to practice the learned methods.

Assessment and permitted materials

A total of 100% can be obtained by:

- homework assignments (20%; weekly)
- midterm exam (40%, on-site: Nov. 23rd, 2021)
- final exam (40%, on-site: Jan. 25th., 2022)

The homework examples have to be uploaded in Moodle.

The exams will take place a the university, closed book (some formulas will be provided).

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

All content discussed in the course (slides are of major relevancy), including

- Warehouse design
- Order batching
- Order picking
- Bin packing
- Dynamic lotsizing problems:
o big-bucket and small-bucket problems
o multi-level problems
o with and without capacity constraints

Reading list

- 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: Mo 30.05.2022 14:08