330.164 Logistics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • to name and explain the four core elements of logistics. Furthermore, the students know the most important parameters of the individual core modules and can apply them in calculations.
  • The existing modes of transport, the associated means of transport and their selection criteria are presented. Furthermore, they can design the structure of transport chains, possibilities of transport organisation as well as actors involved in transport.
  • to basically describe the planning tasks in company networks and their interrelations as well as the most important optimisation models in network planning and to apply them in simple (calculation) examples. In addition, they know the basic strategies and procedures of local planning and can apply them in simple (calculation) examples.

Subject of course

  • Introduction to logistics and current trends: Definition of logistics, logistics as science, characteristics of logistics, importance of logistics, challenges in logistics, Phyiscal Internet, Augmented Reality, artificial intelligence in logistics, anticipatory logistics, robots in logistics 
  • Core components of logistics: formation of packages, storage, order picking and sorting, conveying, handling, freight transport 
  • Planning (demand and stock planning): demand planning, production program planning, quantity planning, order quantity planning, safety stock planning 
  • Procurement: Strategic design of procurement (procurement policy), operational processes of procurement, e-procurement  
  • Manufacturing (production logistics): vertical range of manufacture, production structures (factory planning), work structures, production planning and control, data management 
  • Supply (distribution logistics): distribution policy, distribution structures, network planning, distribution planning and control, legal regulations and guidelines in the transport sector 
  • Design and operation of value creation networks (SCM): supply chain design (fundamentals and structures), supply chain (demand) planning (planning and operation of WSN, logistics & supply chain controlling)  
  • Return (recycling): environmental protection and legal framework conditions, return concepts in value-added processes, return of transport packaging, return processes in the post-purchase phase 
  • Information and communication systems in logistics: Information systems in the information flow (overview), technology-oriented systems (e.g. RFID), application systems (e.g. ERP)
  • Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

Teaching methods

  • frontal lecture
  • discussion
  • Calculation of exercise examples
  • presentations
  • mind mapping
  • Excursion if applicable

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu12:00 - 14:0003.10.2019HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Vorlesung
Thu12:00 - 14:0010.10.2019 - 16.01.2020Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Fri08:00 - 12:0008.11.2019Bombardier Hörsaal Workshop BCG
Logistics - Single appointments
Thu03.10.201912:00 - 14:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Vorlesung
Thu10.10.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu17.10.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu24.10.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu31.10.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu07.11.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Fri08.11.201908:00 - 12:00Bombardier Hörsaal Workshop BCG
Thu14.11.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu21.11.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu28.11.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu05.12.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu12.12.201912:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu09.01.202012:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics
Thu16.01.202012:00 - 14:00Bombardier Hörsaal Logistics

Examination modalities

Written exam

In order to take part in an examination, it is necessary to register in time (for the respective examination date) in TISS. Students who do not meet the registration deadline cannot take part in the exam! Enquiries in this regard will not be answered!

Examination Barriers

In accordance with the study regulations (Mitteilungsblatt 2014, 3. Stück; Nr.22), the following rules apply to the cancellation of examinations.

§ 18a. (1)) The students are entitled to cancel their examinations orally, in writing or electronically with the examiner or dean of studies at the latest two working days before the day of the examination.

(2) If students do not appear for an examination without having cancelled their registration in accordance with paragraph 1, the Dean of Studies is entitled to exclude these students from the registration for this examination for a period of eight weeks at the suggestion of the examiner. This period begins on the examination day on which the student, despite having registered correctly, did not appear without having cancelled his/her registration beforehand. The affected students must be informed of the suspension in an appropriate manner.

(3) If the student can prove that he/she has been prevented from deregistering in due time in accordance with paragraph 1 by a valid reason (e.g. accident) or another reason worthy of special consideration, the suspension must be lifted.

It should be noted that use is made of the option set out in paragraph (2) for students who do not appear at the examination without prior deregistration.

Examinations: Registration by e-mail to thomas.leithner@tuwien.ac.at


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu - 04.03.2021FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB written13.01.2021 00:00 - 02.03.2021 00:00TISSPräsenzprüfung
Thu - 22.04.2021written01.04.2021 00:00 - 20.04.2021 00:00TISSPräsenzprüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2019 00:00 31.01.2020 00:00 31.01.2020 00:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management 5. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Es wird ein Skriptum zur Lehrveranstaltung angeboten! Erhältlich im Sekretariat des Instituts für Managementwissenschaften (1.Stock, Theresianumgasse 27, 1040 Wien).

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of operational and corporate management, production and quality management, operational cost accounting and project management