Fundamentals of Logistics Systems

  • Basic concepts of business management
  • Measurement of effectiveness and efficiency
  • Business processes and their structures
  • Supply Chain Management
  • SCOR model
  • Organizational concepts
  • Logistics Strategy
  • Benefits of logistics
  • Logistic service scopes and logistic business models

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Kummer, Oskar Grün, et al. (2018): Grundzüge der Beschaffung, Produktion und Logistik, Person.
Pfohl H.-C. (2016): Logistikmanagement: Konzeption und Funktionen. 3., neu bearbeitete und aktualisierte Auflage. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Vieweg.
Schulte C. (2017): Logistik: Wege zur Optimierung der Supply Chain. 7., vollständig überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. München: Verlag Franz Vahlen.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Face-to-face teaching in class, blended learning, self-organized learning

Assessment methods and criteria

  • Written final exam (70%, open questions, calculations).
  • Continuous assessment (30%): individual and group work, presentation, quizzes, active contribution in class
  • Content criteria: degree of problem identification and problem characterization, complexity of solutions in terms of technical and methodological competence
  • Formal criteria: completeness of answers, linguistic complexity, and independent presentation of results

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • name and explain basic terms and concepts of business (1,2)
  • name and explain the ideas and dimensions of sustainability (1,2)
  • explain the special position of logistics within business management (2)
  • name and explain the concepts of division of labor and basic organizational concepts (2)
  • name and explain the phases of business performance and the associated flows (1,2)
  • name and explain the levels of management and the division of tasks between them (1,2)
  • name and explain production factors, operational transformation processes and the measurement of efficiency of production factors in processes (1,2) name and explain the basic target dimensions and design alternatives of supply chain management (1,2)
  • name and explain the scope of logistics services and the business models that can be derived from them (1,2)
  • name and explain the benefits of logistic business models (1,2)
  • name and explain basic approaches for the design of logistics strategies (1,2)

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