Engineering and Production Management

Automation in Production Logistics

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

• Types and applications of automatic storage systems
• Categories and use of driverless transport systems
• Low Cost Intelligent Automation for transportation
• Fields of application and costs of automation in logistics
• Warehouse Management Systems
• Intralogistics and Industry 4.0
• Overview of extra-logistics (transport logistics)
• Traffic carrier for goods
• Incoterms

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are able to:

• Evaluate design and use of automated storage systems and their optimal application
• Assess design and use of driverless transport systems and their optimal application
• Understand LCIA for transportation and assess its advantages and disadvantages with regard to specific applications
• Understand and calculate cost implications of automation in logistics
• Explain possible applications of warehouse management systems and their differentiation from ERP systems
• Understand the relationships of intralogistics with the concepts of Industry 4.0 and consider them in logistics concepts
• Assess the use of different modes of transport and their optimal application

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; M. Schenk, S. Wirth, E. Müller: Fabrikplanung und Fabrikbetrieb: Methoden für die wandlungsfähige, vernetzte und ressourceneffiziente Fabrik; Kettner, H.: Leitfaden der systematischen Fabrikplanung; Arnold, D.: Handbuch Logistik; U. Dombrowski, T. Mielke: Ganzheitliche Produktionssysteme; R. Schmidt: Produktionsanlagen perfekt planen und beschaffen: Praxisorientierte Methoden und Techniken, untermauert mit einem Beispiel; C.-G. Grundig: Fabrikplanung: Planungssystematik - Methoden - Anwendungen; H.-P. Wiendahl, J. Reichardt, P. Nyhuis: Handbuch Fabrikplanung: Konzept, Gestaltung und Umsetzung wandlungsfähiger Produktionsstätten; G. Pawellek: Ganzheitliche Fabrikplanung: Grundlagen, Vorgehensweise, EDV-Unterstützung; B. Leyendecker, P. Pötters: Shopfloor Management: Führen am Ort des Geschehens; L. Morar, E. Westkämper: Planning and operation of production systems; T. Bauernhansl: Fabrikbetriebslehre 1 und 2;

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Operation of Production Facilities

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or oral exams