ERP Systems

The structure and interaction of organization and IT systems in businesses, information as an increasingly important resource and internal as well as inter-company information networks (SCM). Introduction to the structure and functional principles of ERP systems including the representation of business processes by means of adequate information systems and data models. Sample applications: the structure of ERP systems: core data, transaction data, data arrangement and work on realistic business processes with the aid of a common ERP system (SAP

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Weber, Wallenburg (2010): Logistik & Supply Chain Controlling, Stutt-gart, 6. Auflage (Schäffer-Poeschel-Verlag)
Hopp, W. J., & Spearman, M. L. (2008). Factory physics. McGraw-Hill/Irwin series operations and decision sciences. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin/Irwin
SILVER, E. A., PYKE, D. F., PETERSON, R., & SILVER, E. A. (1998). In-ventory management and production planning and scheduling. New York, Wiley
Journal of Business Logistics

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, case studies, discussions

Assessment methods and criteria

continuous assessment

Prerequisites and co-requisites

All modules of the special field


Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



5 WS



Learning outcome

The graduate will have the knowledge and an understanding of internal and inter-company material flow systems: The students will have learned about and can apply newly acquired skills to practical examples regarding the following issues: physical inter-company transport, internal forwarding of goods as well as the storage and manipulation of goods and possible administration of goods by means of technical tools, the technical representation and controlling of internal and inter-company material flow information systems. The physical and IT-related material flows are complemented by economic considerations and monetary quantification.

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