The Institute of Logistics and Material Handling Systems - ILM - is divided into the departments Logistics, Logistic Systems and Material Handling Systems.
The ILM is responsible for the first undergraduate and graduate logistics degree programme in Germany, the degree programme Industrial Engineering with specialization in Logistics.
The research of the ILM is increasingly dedicated to methods and innovative solutions for the optimal design of logistic processes, systems and to global production and service networks, as well as the development of specific logistic products for material handling systems.
In another research approach the contribution of logistics in terms of energie efficiency and sustainability explored. Production, freight traffic, trade as well as specific transportation and logistic providers account for the demand and applications with logistics focus.