Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics

Department of Business Administration

Chair of Production and Operations Management
(Lehrstuhl für Produktion und Logistik)
o. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Richard F. Hartl

390048 Transportation Logistics


Sophie Parragh, PhD


Dates & places


  • Shortest path problems

  • Traveling salesman problems

  • Vehicle routing problems

  • Applications

This course is intended to give a broad introduction to the area of transportation logistics. It covers modeling techniques, exact as well as heuristic search methods tailored to the different problems studied.


  • 1-2 exams, homework assignments and class participation 

Course material

  • access to course material here

Useful references

  • Paolo Toth, and Daniele Vigo: The Vehicle Routing Problem, SIAM, 2002.

  • Wolfgang Domschke, Logistik: Transport, 4. Aufl., Oldenbourg, 1995. (German)

  • Wolfgang Domschke, Logistik: Rundreisen und Touren, 4. Aufl., Oldenbourg, 1997. (German)

  • Michel Gendreau, Jean-Yves Potvin (Eds.): Handbook of Metaheuristics, Springer, 2010. (Online access with 'Uni Wien' IP: Springer)

  • Michalewicz, Fogel: How to solve it: Modern Heuristics, Springer, 2000.

  • Emile Aarts, Jan Karel Lenstra, Eds., Local Search in Combinatorial Optimization, Wiley, 1997.

  • E.L. Lawler et al. (Eds.): The Traveling Salesan Problem, Wiley, 1985.

  • Frederick Hillier, Gerald Lieberman: Introduction to Operations Research, McGraw-Hill, 1995. (German version published by Oldenbourg)


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Last update: Sep 2, 2014