Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods



    The registration for the seminar is organized via the central "Seminar und Thesenvergabe" by the Office of the Dean of Studies (Studiendekanat).

    Offered In

    • Winter term ❄

    Current Dates

    Kick-off: tbd


    5 CPs

    Course Material

    Available on WueCampus.


    This Seminar is part of the Applied Analytics and Optimization module.

    Supply Chain Management is an area where many optimization problems have to be solved. In this seminar, students learn to (1) structure relevant decision problems in supply chain management, (2) build a practically relevant mathematical model, (3) implement and solve the problem with Microsoft™ Excel®, and (4) interpret the results. Although spread-sheet models (e.g. based on Excel) are not suitable for very large and data intense optimization problems in supply chain management, they offer an intuitive access to analytical problem solving and optimization, and do not require any programming skills. In practice, they oftentimes turn out to be very useful when quick and pragmatic problem solving is required.


    Nikolai Stein (nikolai.stein@uni-wuerzburg.de)



    The registration for the seminar is organized via the central "Seminar und Thesenvergabe" by the Office of the Dean of Studies (Studiendekanat).

    Offered in

    • Summer term


    5 CPs.




    Franziska Mühlich
    Moritz Beck
    Prof. Dr. Richard Pibernik


    This seminar is required for all students who would like to write their thesis or seminar paper at our chair. 


    Please register with your first and last name, your matriculation number and the seminar name "Seminar: Scientific Writing" via e-mail to our office (bwl11@wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de).

    Next Dates

    28.04.2023, 10:00 - 12:00, via Zoom (click here)


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    Prof. Dr. Richard Pibernik
    Dr. Nikolai Stein

    The Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods offers supervision of internships for Bachelor students. Internships lasting for three weeks can be completed with 5 ECTS points without being graded. Six week (minimum) internships yield 10 ECTS points, whereby the following areas contribute to the final grade: internship report (50%), presentation (25%) and employer’s letter of reference (25%).

    Admission Requirements

    • The internship must be related to Logistics, Purchasing, or Supply Chain Management
    • There is a person of contact, who accompanies the internship from the corporate side
    • The company must provide a contract or written confirmation of the internship


    In order to apply, please send all of the following information/documents (PDF files, if possible) per e-mail to our office (bwl11@uni-wuerzburg.de):

    • Internship contract or a written confirmation from company
    • Short description of activities (if known, max. 5 lines)
    • Name of company, department, and length of internship
    • Your name, your e-mail address, and your matriculation number
    • Your transcript of grades from wuestudy

    Internship Report

    • The formal requirements of the internship will be stipulated in the compulsory seminar: Scientific Work. The next date can be found here.
    • Length:
      • for an internship of 3 to 6 weeks: appr. 10 pages
      • for an internship of more than 6 weeks: appr. 15 pages
    • Structure:
      • Present company and department
      • Describe work activities / project
      • Depict and discuss work results
      • Critically reflect on internship
    • The internship report is not a chronological work report (as in vocational training programs). Therefore, relevant theories and academic literature should be integrated. The application and transfer of theories to practical situations is an important factor in the report’s evaluation.


    Internship report submission: to be announced  (as pdf to bwl11@uni-wuerzburg.de)

    Presentation of internship report: to be announced