Aachen, Germany

Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Industry 4.0

online course
when 4 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 1194

In this Online Course, you study various supply chain concepts and need to overcome current challenges in a business simulation game. By making practical choices for your company and reflecting on them on a theoretical level, you learn and experience first-hand how effective supply chain management works.

You consider sustainability and climate risk management, as well as connections to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things and therefore integrate a responsible and modern way of thinking.

The course is highly interactive and contains a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

- Online lectures & tutorialsā 
- Exercises & case study
- Learning by simulating
- Game-based approach
- Business simulation game
- Intercultural exchange & social events

Course leader

The Online Course is conducted by the different institutes of RWTH Aachen University. A founder, manager and author about supply chain management conducts inspiring business simulation games.

Target group

Every year we welcome students from all over the world. You can become part of our international student community if you:

- are at least 18 years old
- pursue your higher education (1st/2nd year of studies completed, degree related to our program)
- are proficient in the English language

No previous knowledge is needed for this course. The content is taught starting from the basics.

Course aim

The aim of this course is for you to consider a wide range of effects and consequences you deal with in real-life logistics. The program provides daily live sessions via zoom for group exercises, practical use cases and the business simulation game. Theoretical input helps you to make the right choices in our practical units.

State-of-the-art solutions in smart logistics include connected devices in the supply chain. This is why we familiarize you with the Internet of Things and intelligent asset tracking tools. As a result, you grasp the big topic of Industry 4.0, bear sustainability in mind and make climate-sensitive decisions.

Fee info

EUR 1194: The program fees contain:
- Excellent teaching from RWTH Aachen
- Networking with professors
- Group work & self study
- Virtual social events
- Sports: stretching exercises / evening yoga
- Digital sightseeing tour
- Benefitting from intercultural exchange
- Getting to know the German way of life
- RWTH Certificate