Warehouse Management


Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften


Version 3.0 vom 14.09.2015



Modulname (englisch)

Warehouse Management

Studiengänge mit diesem Modul

International Supply Chain Management (MSCM)




1. Introduction
1.1 Management of storage goods and transport goods
1.2 Typical tools for transport, for the storage and for the load security
1.3 Influencing factors and target figures of internal transport systems
1.4 Functions of warehousing and types of stocks

2. Internal transport systems
2.1 Continuous conveyor and non-continuous conveyor for the internal transport
2.2 Set-up, key figures, performance figures, cost determination
2.3 Linking of conveyor systems
2.4 Material flow planning: planning stages, procedures for planning support, technical-financial evaluation, requirement specifications and functional specifications
2.5 Simulation of handling systems: principles, processing of simulation tasks

3. Warehouse systems
3.1 Choice of warehouse site
3.2 Storage areas
3.3 Warehousing facilities
3.4 Security systems in the warehouse
3.5 Warehouse organization and warehouse controlling
3.6 Planning of the warehouse capacitya) Planning of the static capacity with warehouse-planning-softwareb) Planning of the dynamical capacity
3.7 Warehousing in cross-company concepts
3.8 Profitability comparison of different storage types

Lernergebnisse / Kompetenzziele

Students who have successfully studied this module
- have a wide and integrated knowledge and comprehension about the scope, the main fields and the limits of the subject. They also show a critical understanding of selected planning processes as well as strategies and rules in control system concepts.
- can differ various reasons for warehousing. Furthermore they can give a scientifically sound reason for the necessity of warehousing in certain phases of the value-adding process.
- can focus on the management combined with other functions in the company and its objective altogether by not giving priority to details of the operative work of internal transport or the warehousing.
Students who have successfully studied this module
- have knowledge which is very detailed in individual fields and is based on current developments
- can give recommendations for the positioning and adequate sizing of internal transport systems and/or warehouses in the supply chain
- can justify the need, sizing and equipment of the transport systems and/or the single areas of the warehouse
- can develop procedures for the integration of information systems in the material flow and/or the warehouse management taking into account the requirements of E-Logistics and E-Commerce
- can adapt the internal transport and/or warehousing strategy of the company to the changing conditions in the procurement-, production and distribution structures, by recommendations and justification of modernization measures, reorganization measures or measures of re-development.
Können - instrumentale Kompetenz
Students who have successfully studied this module
- can deal with the relevant tools to manage and to modernize/reorganize internal transport systems and/or warehouses and their installations or to plan new transport systems, warehouses or new storage technology
- can use methods and procedures which are necessary for the implementation of the decision for a new internal transport and/or storage concept
- use a number of standard procedures and some advanced procedures and methods to process data and to present them in a structured way to gain, to process and to improve thereby the necessary data for the organization of material flow systems and storing systems.
Können - kommunikative Kompetenz
Students who have successfully studied this module
- find scientifically sound solutions for selected standard problems or topics.
Können - systemische Kompetenz


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Workload Dozentengebunden
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Workload Dozentenungebunden
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40Veranstaltungsvor-/-nachbereitung / Bearbeitung der Fallstudie
30Studienanteil während der Arbeitszeit

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