Layout Planning

  • Dmitry Ivanov
  • Alexander Tsipoulanidis
  • Jörn Schönberger
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


In this chapter, layout planning concepts are discussed. It starts with an introductory case-study considering layout planning at a distribution center for spare parts. At the beginning, the role of layout planning in supply chain and operations management is discussed. Next, layout planning concepts in manufacturing and logistics are presented. Finally, quantitative and qualitative methods of layout planning are discussed. The concepts are reinforced by examples for manufacturing and warehouse layouts.


Assembly Line Quadratic Assignment Problem Order Picking Layout Planning Incoming Area 
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Introductory Case-Study “OTLG Ludwigsfelde”

The authors thanks the OTLG GmbH & Co. KG for the permission to use the company materials in this textbook.

Layout Planning in Warehouses

The authors thank the logistics direction of REWE East for the permission to use the company data in this case-study.

Layout Examples in Production

The authors thank the Knorr-Bremse Berlin Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH for the permission to use the company materials in this textbook.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dmitry Ivanov
    • 1
  • Alexander Tsipoulanidis
    • 1
  • Jörn Schönberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationBerlin School of Economics and LawBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Science “Friedrich List”Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany

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