Introduction to Production and Transportation Planning

Title: Introduction to Production and Transportation Planning
Lecturer: Dr. Christian Gahm
Date: see Digicampus
Building/Room: see Digicampus
Contact: Dr. Christian Gahm

only for incoming students!


Production and transportation planning are essential elements of Supply Chain Management aimed to fulfill customer demands most efficiently. The course starts with a general introduction to Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning. The students will be made familiar with basic terms and concepts of both. Afterwards, students will learn which planning problems in these areas exist, how specific planning problems are analyzed and structured, and with which advanced planning methods the corresponding planning/decision problems can be solved. The used planning methods from the field of Operations Research are first introduced theoretically and afterwards applied within examples. Their application will be further deepened by exercises.
After the course, students will know about the overall planning contexts and interdependencies as swell as the most important planning tasks of both areas and will be able to apply advanced planning methods to fulfill the planning tasks.


  • Chopra, S; Meindl P. (2010): Supply Chain Management, Fourth Edition, New Jersey: Pearson Education.
  • Stadtler, H.; Kilger, C. (Editors): Supply Chain Management and Advanced Planning, Fourth Edition, Springer, 2008.
  • Christopher, Martin (2005): Logistics and supply chain management, creating value-adding networks. 3rd ed., Harlow: Financial Times Prantcie Hall
  • Ragsdale, Cliff T. (2008): Spreadsheet modeling & decision analysis. A practical introduction to management science. 5e. rev., Instructor's. Mason, Ohio: Thomson South-Western
  • Pidd, Michael (2009): Tools for thinking. Modelling in management science. 3rd ed. Chichester: Wiley.

More information:

Recommended semester: Bachelor
Field of study: see module handbook
Duration: 2 SWS
Type: V - Vorlesung
Semester: every winter term