Chair of Logistics and Quantitative Methods


    Teaching - Winter 2021

    There is some hope that in our forthcoming semester we will be able to offer lectures and seminars on-site ("Präsenzlehre"). However, there is still some uncertainty and on-site lectures may not yet be suitable for all of our students.
    We will try to find a format that caters best to our students' needs and, most importantly, maximizes students' learning experience.
    During the last three semesters we developed excellent material for online teaching that was very well received by our students. In the upcoming semester(s) we want to selectively utilize this material and enhance it with live sessions that will hopefully be carried out on site. At the same time, we want to ensure that all courses can also be completed by students who cannot attend on-site lectures and sessions.
    We will discuss and identify the best format with our students in the first lecture of each one of our courses. The first lecture will be held online (via Zoom) to ensure that as many students as possible can contribute to our discussion. During the semester we will re-evaluate the success of our teaching formats and make adjustments when it appears beneficial or necessary, e.g. due to development of the Covid-19 pandemic.


    Excellent teaching is important to us! Lectures should be challenging, interesting, and relevant.

    Our objective is to transfer lasting competencies to our students and to provide them with the know-how to understand, structure, and successfully solve important managerial problems (particularly in Logistics and Supply Chain Management). Lasting means that we equip students to comprehend complex systems, to be able to evaluate business impacts of decisions, and to successfully apply analytic procedures in practice. We rely on an effective combination of theoretical and analytical knowledge as well as practice-oriented examples and case studies.

    Our students benefit from our close relations to versatile business partners: We know how Logistics and Supply Chain Management function in practice, which problems companies face, and what makes good logistics and supply chain management. This knowledge is integrated in both teaching and thesis work, which is supported by our chair. On the one hand, we offer a series of relevant practical topics (a list of current suggestions can be found here). On the other hand, we welcome final papers or thesis which evolve from collaborative work with companies (find more details here).