Contract Logistics

Brief description

  • Logistics Processes
  • Logistics technology
  • Legal framework for contract logistics solutions
  • Modeling of logistics processes
  • Calculation of logistics service processes
  • Capacitation of logistics processes
  • Use of information technology in logistics processes
  • Controlling of logistics processes
  • Analysis of logistics tenders
  • Presentation of contract logistics offers

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Martin, H. (2014): Transport- und Lagerlogistik: Planung, Struktur, Steuerung und Kosten von Systemen der Intralogistik. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg.
Mühlencoert, T. (2012): Kontraktlogistik-Management. Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden
Schulte, C. (2017): Logistik: Wege zur Optimierung der Supply Chain. 7. Auflage, Vahlen.
Ten Hompel, M. / Schmidt, Th. (2010): Warehouse Management: Organisation und Steuerung von Lager- und Kommissionierungssystemen (Intralogistik); Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York. Springer.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Face-to-face teaching in class, blended learning, self-study phases, assignments in small groups, presentation of results and documentation.

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment (49% written paper, presentation, active participation) and written final exam (51%).

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



4 SS



Learning outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, students can

  • name and explain contract logistics and its scope (1,2)
  • name and explain the basic legal framework for contract logistics solutions (1,2)
  • name and explain the contract logistics customer process (1,2)
  • name and explain organizational approaches for the implementation of contract logistics solutions (1,2)
  • analyze requirements for contract logistics services and develop requirement profiles on this basis (3,4)
  • model contract logistics processes qualitatively and quantitatively and determine necessary capacity requirements (3,4)
  • to model the intended contract logistics processes with cost factors and cost drivers and to make them variable (3,4)
  • explain and implement suitable controlling measures for contract logistics processes (2,3)
  • convert contract logistics solutions into suitable offers and present them (3,4)

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