RWTH Certificate Course – Supply Chain Manager

Designing excellent logistics & production networks

In this practice-oriented course, you will gain an in-depth understanding regarding the task areas, challenges and target variables of cross-company logistics and production networks and processes. In today's globalized business landscape, supply chain management plays an important role in ensuring operational efficiency and competitiveness. This program is carefully designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of key supply chain principles, including logistics, procurement, and demand forecasting.

Study format:
Certificate Course
5 Days
After announcement
Credit Points:
2 ECTS (50 Hrs. Workload)
Course fees:
3,900 € incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival & departure; discounted conditions for enrolled companies Center GMP & members of FIR e.V.
RWTH Executive Certificate

Contents of the Training

In addition to the basics of supply chain management, you will gain deep insights into current challenges such as the effects of Industry 4.0, key figures for the sustainability assessment of global production networks (GPN) and success factors of resilient supply chains. You will learn about the dynamics and interactions regarding procurement and distribution within a supply chain and derive new insights into the behavior of supply chains. Strategies for continuous - also software-supported - network design processes are also part of the certificate course, as are digitization tools for inter-company collaboration and the advantages of data-based decision support in network design and control.

Day 1 | Current Challenges and Introduction

Day 2 | Planning and Coordination

Day 3 | Design

Day 4 | Digitalization and Industry 4.0

Day 5 | Resilience and Sustainability

Develop new skills and gain industry-specific knowledge in:

  • Fundamentals & Challenges of Supply Chain Management and Global Production.
  • Cross-company logistics and production networks
  • Continuous network design processes
  • Opportunities and challenges of Industry 4.0 in production networks
  • creating resilience of supply chains
  • Sustainability assessment of global production networks
  • Maximum learning effects through a combination of expert lectures, interactive simulation of a supply chain, introductions to software tools (e.g. MioriNetwork Design), group workshops and a guided tour of the Aachen demonstration factory

Scientific Management & Lecturers of the Supply Chain Manager

Vita of the Scientific Management

Teaching Institutes & Partner

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University carries out both basic research and consulting projects oriented to the needs of industry, thus developing innovative, practical solutions for the successful development of companies. The goal of dealing with the entire range of production engineering issues in one house results in a broad field of work, ranging from strategic innovation, production and quality management to control, machine, production and measurement technology.

The Institute for Industrial Management FIR (Research. Innovation. Realization.) is a non-profit, intersectoral research and educational institution at RWTH Aachen University concerned with business organization, information logistics and corporate IT with the aim to establish the organizational basis for the digitally integrated company of the future.

Participation Requirements & Target Group

The Supply Chain Manager is aimed at supply chain managers and employees in strategic departments (network design, site selection, strategic issues).

The following area is of particular interest:

  • manufacturing

The number of participants is limited to 20 persons in order to ensure an efficient knowledge transfer in the dialog between the participants and lecturers is guaranteed.

Course Overview

5 Days | 3,900 € (exempted from sales tax)
incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival and departure

  • Target audience: Supply chain managers and employees in strategic departments
  • RWTH Executive Certificate
  • 5% Alumni Discount
  • Discounted conditions for enrolled companies Center GMP & members of FIR e.V.

Why take the Certificate Course Supply Chain Manager at the RWTH International Academy?

  • Effective planning, design of logistics processes is crucial for the sustainable economic success of manufacturing companies, especially in times of higher demand and market uncertainties. In order to optimize the company's procurement, production and distribution processes in terms of customer requirements as well as cost and liquidity aspects, decision-makers must master and effectively apply concepts and methods of modern supply chain management and apply them effectively.
  • Receive targeted expertise through specific support from knowledgeable supply chain management experts with consulting experience from the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL at RWTH Aachen University and the FIR at RWTH Aachen University
  • This is a hands-on continuing education program at one of the world's top technical universities, and you'll gain knowledge at the cutting edge of technology and science.
  • Obtain a high-quality educational qualification through a RWTH Aachen qualification

RWTH Aachen Executive Certificate & Digital Badge

You will receive an officially recognized Executive Certificate "Supply Chain Manager" from RWTH Aachen University. The achievements can be credited to other certified courses or further studies, as they are marked with the "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS) and contribute fundamentally to your professional development. In addition, you will receive the certificate as a verified digital badge protected and authenticated by the blockchain, which will specifically strengthen your professional portfolio through its unlimited visibility, security and flexibility.

In-house Opportunities

Our in-house training offers a wide range of academic and professional skills tailored to your company's specific challenges and goals. We work closely with you to develop a customized training, compiled from proven teaching methods and the expertise of our qualified lecturers to ensure optimal learning outcomes for your professional development.

Would one of our courses also be of interest to your entire team/company? Contact us: Our team for your team! We will be happy to advise you on the possibility of an in-house course. Give us a call or send us an email – we will tailor your further training to your needs!

Funding Options

If you live/work in Germany, there are a number of government funding opportunities for your continuing education. Financial and time support is offered, for example the

  • individual federal states
    (e.g. through Bildungsscheck or QualiCheck)
  • education premium
  • educational leave
Grant application

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