Summer School | Supply Chain Management and Logistics

In this Summer School, you explore innovative supply chain management concepts: Master the fundamentals of supply chain management and apply them in a business simulation game.

Study the digitalization of supply chains and its potentials in theoretical as well as game-based lectures. In a case study with real but fun examples, you become aware of the important challenges in logistics.

No more registrations possible!

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
2 weeks: June 20 - July 1, 2022
On campus
Credit Points:
2 ECTS (about 60 hours)
Course fees:
1,990 €
RWTH Aachen University Certificate

Have fun in a role play that simulates a real-world supply chain

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

  • Lectures & tutorials
  • Exercises & case study
  • Learning by simulating
  • Game-based approached
  • Business simulation game
  • Intercultural exchange & social events

Benefit from excellent teaching of RWTH Aachen University

Our Summer Schools are uniquely designed for international students who want to gain insights into German engineering at RWTH Aachen – a top-ranked university and one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. You benefit from high-value academic content, excellent lecturers and a strong network of industry partners.

Supply Chain Management & Logistics: Robots

Program Outline | Summer School 2022

The program is divided into two weeks of teaching. In week one, you and your international classmates explore and master the fundamentals of supply chain management by conducting a case study. In week two, you learn about the potentials regarding the digitalization of the supply chain by theoretical and game-based lectures.

The objective of this course is to familiarize you with some of the relevant choices that have to be made in logistics: In order to achieve an alignment of customer demand and the supply of requested products and services in an effective and efficient way, you have to deal with trade-offs.

Presentation of a certificate of the RWTH International Academy

Your Lecturers | Summer School 2022

The Summer School is jointly conducted by the Institute for Industrial Management (FIR) at RWTH Aachen University and a visiting scholar and supply chain management expert from the Netherlands.

FIR's research areas are service management, information management, production management and business transformation.

The contents of the program may change. RWTH International Academy reserves the right to make changes to the organization, the staffing or the running of a program that have no major effect on the overall character of the program.

What's included? Enjoy a comfortable stay in Aachen

With our all-inclusive package we provide our participants a carefree stay in the charming historic city of Aachen. The program fees of each on-campus program contain for example:

  • Accommodation (usually 3-or 4-bed rooms)
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
  • A local public transportation ticket
  • Broad supporting program
  • Personal support from local mentors
  • Emergency contact
  • Certificate from RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Summer School students

Supporting Program & Intercultural Experience

To support the academic content of your program, we include a broad supporting program: Get in touch with excellent science and research through our institute, lab and company visits. Expand your network with international students, professors and German industry partners. During your time at RWTH you will not only gain insights into student life in Aachen, but also explore the short routes to other European cities. Become part of a global community and meet friends from all over the world.

No more registrations possible! Registrations for next year are possible as of November 01,2022.

Are you interested in our Summer School?

Level up your skills and upgrade your CV in one of our programs this summer. Make the most out of your freetime and earn an RWTH certificate with 2 Credit Points (ECTS) for your outstanding effort. Besides, as a participant you create unforgettable memories.

Check out the requirements to participate

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.

I totally recommend this course for those restless people that want to deep their knowledge in the main areas of research and development nowadays and for the future, with the opportunity to visit the top leading companies of the region. But also for those who want to meet different cultures and build long-lasting friendships. Everything in a small and beautiful city full of history and things to do.

Abel Fonturbel Elvira | Summer School - Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Detailed Topics of this Course

The Supply Chain Management & Logistics Summer School contains two weeks of teaching:

Main Principles of the Supply Chain

Mastering the Business Simulation Game

Trends and Impacts on Future Supply Chains

Supply Chain Digitalization

Further Information & Downloads

If you want to learn more about all relevant processes and check our scholarship opportunities, make sure to read through our formalities page. Do you have any other questions? Feel free to get in touch with us or check the FAQs.

Any further questions? We are always happy to help you!

The Short Term Programs Team of RWTH International Academy is looking forward to welcoming you to Aachen or in our Online Courses! Should you have any questions about the programs, please get in touch:

Phone: +49 241 80 27804

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