Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Administration Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Purchasing, Production and Logistics
Course unit code 025027021301
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 4
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5
Name of lecturer(s) Markus BECKER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

Cost and competitive advantages in business usually emerge from international value chains. The proper design of the supply chain (source, make, deliver and return) is essential. - Principles and application fields of logistics and SCM as well as their integration - Logistics objectives and logistics costs - Tasks and strategies of procurement logistics - Warehouse logistics with warehouse functions, storage concepts, strategies and commissioning - Production logistics, assessment and control concepts of production Distribution and possible structures - Concepts for customer integration (VMI, ECR) - Disposal logistics, strategies and processes - Controlling and key figures

Learning outcomes

Knowledge - Students can use the basic concepts, tasks and objectives in the areas of procurement, planning and production, transportation/trans-shipment/storage, distribution and reverse logistics. - They know example concepts and strategies in these areas: sourcing, goods supply, storage, planning, control, commissioning and distribution and disposal concepts and are able describe their meaning. - Students are able to give examples of applications of the concepts. - Students are able to describe elements of logistics services and logistics costs as well as examples of indicators. Comprehension - Students can identify, describe and discuss conflicting objectives of logistics. - Students are able to identify, explain und discuss similarities and differences, advantages/disadvantages of concepts and structures of functional areas of logistics. Application - Students can differentiate/classify materials, gross/net demand calculations and quantity planning with a determination of transit time and indicator calculations for example areas of logistics. - Students are able to plan and apply management concepts in the context of a simulation. 4. Analysis - They can recognise and formulate the problems based on a case description of the logistics environment and independently formulate learning objectives. They are able to research independently and represent and discuss their results in a structured manner.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Problem-based learning (PBL) with study tasks and problem tasks; excursions to supplement the PBL sessions; simulation game to control concepts; keynote lectures followed by a discussion

Assessment methods and criteria

- Active participation and preparation in the PBL sessions according to course book, 20 % of the grade - Exam with questions and examples concerning the sessions, 80 % of the grade


Detailed information about the course and the sessions will be published in a timely manner in the course book. For two excursions each within 50-100 km travel costs are to be assumed. In this course tutors are used to accompany the PBL groups.

Recommended or required reading

Schulte, Christian (2012): Logistik - Wege zur Optimierung der Supply Chain. München: Vahlen. Ehrmann, Harald (2014): Logistik. Herne: NWB. Kummer, Sebastian; Grün, Oskar; Jammernegg, Werner (2009): Grundzüge der Beschaffung, Produktion und Logistik. München: Pearson.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Mandatory PBL-Sessions (necessary details can be found in the coursebook)