Warehouse Management

  • Storage technology
  • Conveyor technology
  • Warehouse capacity calculations
  • Warehouse management systems and their elements
  • Order picking
  • Packing
  • Information flows in warehouse management
  • Logistic processes in the warehouse
  • Organization of warehouse services
  • Warehouse structures within distribution networks

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.
Schulte, C. (2017): Logistik: Wege zur Optimierung der Supply Chain. 7. Auflage, Vahlen.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Assessment methods and criteria

  • Written final exam (70%, open questions, calculations).
  • Continuous assessment (30%): individual and group work and presentation including graded partial examinations, active contribution
  • 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 independence of results presentation.

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 the basic tasks and scope of warehouses and warehouse management (1,2)
  • name and explain different forms of warehouses and their situational suitability (1,2)
  • name different forms of warehouse technology and explain their situational suitability (1,2)
  • name and explain different forms of internal materials handling equipment and their suitability (1,2)
  • name and explain basic logistical processes in the warehouse (1,2)
  • name and explain basic functions of warehouse management systems (1,2)
  • name and explain influences and conditions for the automation of warehouse and handling processes (1,2)
  • to name and explain controlling key figures of services in the field of warehousing (1,2)
  • name and explain basic influences on the calculation of warehouse services (1,2)
    • warehouse capacity requirements
    • warehouse layout
    • space requirements
    • picking capacities
  • name, explain and implement basic procedures for calculating warehouse services (1,2,3)

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