4905 Sustainable Logistics
Assoz.Prof PD Dr. Vera Hemmelmayr
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/20/23 to 02/27/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 03/02/23 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM D2.0.392
Monday 03/06/23 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM D2.0.326
Thursday 03/09/23 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM D3.0.218
Friday 03/10/23 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM TC.5.16
Monday 03/13/23 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM Extern
Monday 03/20/23 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM D2.0.392
Thursday 03/23/23 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM TC.3.11
Monday 03/27/23 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM D3.0.225
Thursday 04/13/23 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM D3.0.225

The course investigates different aspects of logistics considering sustainable and environmental issues. Topics covered include railway and public transport, sustainable mobility, city logistics, circular economy and how to include sustainability related objectives. The topics  range from strategic considerations, such as network planning, to operational decisions, such as routing. We will also apply quantitative models and methods in order to build a more efficient and “greener” system. For instance we will investigate how to include sustainable modes of transport in a routing problem.

Learning outcomes

After this course the students will be able

  • To analyse and apply quantitative methods to various problems arising in sustainable logistics
  • To elaborate and discuss practical examples in groups
  • To critically evaluate scientific papers
Attendance requirements

Attendance in the first lecture is mandatory for the participation in the course. If an absence cannot be avoided inform the lecturer  before class and provide some form of proof for the absence (e.g. medical confirmation) in the next session. In total, a minimum requirement for attendance of 80% is required to pass the course.

If the attendance falls below 80% for students receiving partial credit, students are graded with 5 (Nicht genügend). See further:

Teaching/learning method(s)

Lecture with active participation including in class examples and case studies, assignments and presentations



  • 2 Case studies 30%
  • 2 Case study presentations 10%
  • Homework 10%
  • Final exam 50%

In order to successfully complete the course one has to have at least 50% of overall points. Group works will be peer-reviewed and can be individually graded.

Grades are distributed as follows:

  • Excellent (1): 90 - 100
  • Good (2): 80 - <90
  • Satisfactory (3): 70 - <80
  • Sufficient (4): 60 - <70
  • Fail (5): <60
Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Course I of SBWL Supply Networks and Services


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Recommended previous knowledge and skills

Course I, II, III of SBWL Supply Networks and Services

Availability of lecturer(s)

After class or via Email

Last edited: 2023-09-25