Logistics, Procurement and Production


Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences


Version 11.0 of 11/09/2020

Code of Module


Modulename (german)

Logistics, Procurement and Production

Study Programmes
  • International Management (B.A.)
  • Betriebswirtschaft und Management - WiSo (B.A.)
  • Internationale Betriebswirtschaft und Management (B.A.)
  • Betriebliches Informationsmanagement (B.Sc.)
Level of Module


Mission Statement

The module imparts students with a detailed overview of the value-added process in the core business functions of procurement, production and logistics. This includes the teaching of the processes, strategies, structures and systems in the process chain from the supplier through the producer to the direct customer. On the basis of the knowledge acquired in the module “Fundamentals of business administration”, the main tasks and objectives of these three core functions as well as their overlaps and delimitations are further deepened.

  1. Presentation of the value chain and introduction of the core functions procurement, production and marketing, classification of the logistics into the value chain
  2. Definition and tasks of procurement, production and logistics, presentation of the fundamental logistics concepts
  3. Production and logistics systems: structures and processes on the network level; Depicting the different levels of a production- and logistics network (network level, plant / factory, area / department, workplace group / line, workplace / cell)
  4. Introduction to Logistics Management: Function-specific division of logistics into the tasks of order processing, packaging, transport, inventory management, warehousing (storage and order picking)
  5. Introduction to Logistics Management: Phase-specific division of logistics into the phases of procurement logistics, production logistics, distribution logistics and disposal logistics
  6. Introduction to procurement management (procurement objects, tasks and objectives, sourcing concepts), procurement processes, supplier management
  7. Introduction to production management: classification of production processes, production objectives, decision levels in production management, production program planning, supply planning, production execution planning and production control
Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Broadening
The students, who have studied this module successfully, have a broad general knowledge in the area of logistics, procurement and production. They know the core statements of the current theories, concepts and methods in these areas and they are aware of the (further) development and the change of knowledge and understanding.
Knowledge Deepening
The students, who have studied this module successfully, understand the difference and meaning between declarations based on evidence and / or empirical research and other forms of explanation and evaluate the concepts, methods, and processes and systems used in the value chain according to the origin of their statement.
Instrumental Skills and Competences
The students, who have studied this module successfully, use the imparted concepts and methods, in order to design, plan, execute and control structures and processes along the value chain.
Communicative Skills and Competences
The students, who have successfully studied this module, use concepts, procedures and methods from the fields of logistics, procurement and production in order to comprehensibly formulate tasks, problems and optimization potentials from these areas and to present and evaluate them in a well structured and coherent form to different groups of persons.
Systemic Skills and Competences
Students who have successfully studied this module are able to master current professional competences, skills and techniques from the fields of logistics, procurement and production and deal with appropriate materials and methods in a professional manner.

Mode of Delivery

Lectures with group work

Expected Knowledge and/or Competences

Fundamentals of business administration

Responsible of the Module

Freye, Diethardt

  • Freye, Diethardt
  • Schüller, Michael
  • Jacob, Axel
  • Bruns-Vietor, Sabine


Concept of Study and Teaching
Workload Dozentengebunden
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Workload Dozentenungebunden
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Recommended Reading

/01/ Gudehus, T.: Logistik, 4. Aufl., Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2010

/02/ Pfohl, H.-C.: Logistiksysteme, 8. Aufl., Berlin 2009

/03/ Pfohl, H.-C.: Logistikmanagement, 2. Aufl., Berlin 2004

/04/ Schulte, C.: Logistik, 7. Aufl., Verlag Vahlen, München, 2016

/05/ Gleissner, H.; Femerling, J. C.: Logistik, Gabler Verlag, 2. Aufl., Wiesbaden, 2012

/06/ Arnolds, H. / Heege, F. / Röh, C. / Tussing, W.: Materialwirtschaft und Einkauf, 13. Aufl., Wiesbaden 2016

/07/ Koppelmann, Udo: Beschaffungsmarketing, 4. Auflage, Berlin 2003

/08/ Large, Rudolf: Strategisches Beschaffungsmanagement, 5. Aufl., Wiesbaden 2013

/09/ Bloech, Bogaschewsky, Buscher, Daub, Götze, Roland: Einführung in die Produktion, 7. Aufl., Berlin Heidelberg 2014

/10/ Günther, H.-O.; Tempelmeier, H.: Produktion und Logistik, 9. Auflage, Berlin, 2011

/11/ Wiendahl, H.-P.: Betriebsorganisation für Ingenieure, 8. Auflage, München 2014

Graded Exam
  • Two-Hour Written Examination
  • Viva Voce
  • Homework / Assignment
Assessment Methods Remark

The 2-hour exam is written in one section


1 Term

Module Frequency

Only Summer Term

Language of Instruction