Internet of Things at Supply Chain Management II (IoT@SCM II)

Type: lecture/practical seminar
Type of examination: written exam, 60 min.
Cycle: summer term


Prof. Dr. Alexander Pflaum




The course Internet of Things at Supply Chain Management II is designed as an advanced course. Students should understand how sensor tags, wireless networks and real-time localization systems work and be able to evaluate the practical use of corresponding products and systems from both a technical and a business perspective. Students will be taught appropriate fundamentals, procedures and methods.

Essential topics comprise:

  • Summary of essential content from Internet of Things at Supply Chain Management II and introduction to the topic
  • Functions and performance classes of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and intelligent objects
  • Application-specific requirements and corresponding technological solutions:
    • Monitoring transport quality with sensor tags
    • Managing assets with wireless sensor networks WSN
    • Monitoring processes on shop floor and logistics with WLAN
    • Supporting transshipment activities with infrastructure-based real-time localization systems (RTLS)
    • Worldwide monitoring of containers with telematics
  • Cyber-Physical Systems as the foundation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)
  • Excursion to Fraunhofer IIS - understanding wireless sensor networks and localization systems


This information is indicative only and subject to change.

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