||This module has three course units: Materials Handling Control Systems (Prof. Dr. Gaby Neumann), Logistics Management and Control Systems Project Work (Prof. Dr. Mike Steglich/Michael Mueller) and Model-based decision support for logistics (Prof. Dr. Mike Steglich). CU1: Materials Handling Control Systems (2. 5 ECTS) After the course the student will: Understand specific requirements of materials handling control systems and their complexity Be able to apply procedure, methods, tools for specifying, selecting, implementing, testing and analysing materials handling control systems Be able to evaluate different alternatives and select the materials handling control system to be implemented elaborate solid arguments to convince and motivate decision makers CU2: Logistics Management and Control Systems Project Work (2. 5 ECTS) After the course the student will: Understand the role of IT systems in logistics Understand specific requirements of logistics management and control and their complexity Understand specification needs, market situation of typical LMCS Be able to search for and report on state-of-the-art Be prepared for Master thesis CU3: Model-based decision support for logistics (5 ECTS) Students will gain an understanding of the decision making process in logistics and the process of modelling and solving selected logistical decision problems. 1 the process of modelling and solving selected logistical decision problems. Students will be able to solve strategic, tactical and operational decisions for logistical transportation problems, for logistical assignment problems, for routing problems and for finding optimal locations of facilities.