Ann-Kathrin Lange, M.Sc.


Technische Universität Hamburg
Institut für Maritime Logistik
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 4 (D)
21073 Hamburg



Büro: Gebäude D Raum 5.007
Tel.: +49 40 42878 4694
E-Mail: ann-kathrin.lange(at)
ORCiD: 0000-0002-1503-1729


  • Hafeninterne Containertransporte und Hinterlandtransporte
  • Binnen- und Seehafen-Containerterminals
  • Truck Appointment Systeme
  • Ereignisorientierte Simulation
  • Geschäftsprozessmodellierung und -optimierung

Veröffentlichungen (Auszug)

Title: Integrating layout planning and simulation for logistic nodes Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL)/ Logistics 4.0 and Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Written by: Schwientek, Anne and Lange, Ann-Kathrin and Holzner, Markus and Thomsen, Margit and Jahn, Carlos
in: HICL 2018 2018
Volume: Number:
on pages:
Editor: Jahn, Carlos and Kersten, Wolfgang and Ringle, Christian M.
Publisher: epubli
Series: Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL)
Address: Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-746765-36-5
how published:

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Abstract: When a new logistic node (e.g. a terminal) is planned or needs to be optimized, layout planning and simulation analysis are typically two separate tasks. While layout planning is an intuitive and visual but static approach, simulation is dynamic but more complex. Integrating both approaches would be highly beneficial. The idea of the integrated tool is to create first a static layout on a touch-screen planning table. After inserting relevant parameters and selecting preferred logistic strategies, the layout is converted directly into an executable simulation model. Based on the simulation, e.g. different layout or equipment variations can be tested. Main challenges for a successful integration are the logistic processes and strategies on the terminal. Both are not included in the layout planning, but are essential for a valid and realistic simulation model. Therefore, relevant process and strategy variations as well as typical research questions are defined. The integrated approach is an innovative solution to optimize planned as well as existing terminals. Typically, conducting layout planning and simulation studies separately is a very time consuming task. Integrating both is more efficient, closer to reality and more cooperative by allowing to involve more stakeholders at an earlier stage.