The institute consists of two resarch fields "material handling" and "logistics". The competence in logistics was strengthened with establishment of the chair for "logistics" of the Detlef-Hübner foundation in April 2003.

Field of research

The field of research of the Institue for Material Handling and Logistics can be devided into the following layers: Networking, Factories, Machines
On the network layer the research has a more strategic character. Problems like network design and strategies for supply chain management are being researchd.
In-house or corporat productions systems are being analysed with analytic or simulative methods on the factory layer.
The material handling research field works on the factory and machine layer. Calculation methods for material handling components are developed.

field of research