Germany, Aachen

Supply Chain Management & Logistics Summer School

when 1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 1990

In this Summer School, students will dive into the topic “Supply Chain Management” which is an end to end view of operations from raw material, work-in-process inventory, finished goods to customer. It is all about finding the right mix of fixing performance gaps, innovating business processes, and optimising the supply chain.

Supply Chain Management became rapidly of higher value over the last years and allows companies to stay competitive in the field of their business. The goal of this Summer School is to display multiple ways to improve these logistic operations and enhance the performance of the so called supply stream.

Due to increasing competitive pressures modern companies have to efficiently design the in-house and industry-wide planning and management of material, financial and information flows along the entire value creation chain. The students of this summer school will address the optimization of these processes within the Supply Chain as well as strategy-oriented design of value added networks and chains, taking into consideration innovative supply chain management concepts. This mainly includes long-term planning, modelling and optimization of cross-company material, goods and information flows.

During this summer school program the students become acquainted with methods that support companies in planning the right network structure, selecting suitable locations, design supply relations with suppliers and customers as well as between a company’s own locations, capacities, production and storage facilities.

Target group

You are a B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university, have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering or a related field.

The minimum age to participate is 18 years. Students should have completed the first year of studies.

Please note:

An English language proficiency test is recommended.

Since the programme is taught in English you need to bring sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course.

Course aim

The RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany's Universities of Excellence. It is a place where the future of our industrialized world is thought out. The University is proving to be a hotspot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed.

Our summer courses give you a fantastic opportunity to experience what university life in Germany and particularly at the top-ranked RWTH Aachen University is really like.

Credits info

2 EC
2, 3 or 4 ECTS credits according to the workload (about 60 hours / 2 weeks, about 90 hours / 3 weeks and about 120 hours / 4 weeks)
Please note:
Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how many credits may be awarded. For details, please speak to your home institution’s Study Abroad Advisor!

Fee info

EUR 1990: The course fees include all lectures, laboratory courses and excursions, social events, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, all meals during social events and a public transport ticket for the respective time.

Early Bird Discount: complete your application until 1 March to get a 10% discount on the total fees - in case of admission!