"You only need a few airplanes, conveyors, cars and everywhere good people who know exactly when to do what in the best and cheapest way. That's what logistics is."
Immo Dubies, German journalist, FAZ)
Tasks of a logistician
Holistic and efficient
Logisticians ensure the smooth flow of goods. This requires extensive real-time information. A logistician is responsible for transporting goods from A to B and coordinating the production process in companies. But today, logistics is more than just coordination - it describes the holistic, effective and efficient planning, implementation, management and control of the external and internal flow of materials and the associated information and value flows.
Industry 4.0, digitalization, more individual customer needs, autonomous vehicles, predictive analytics, etc. are buzzwords that present companies with new challenges and influence their sustainable competitiveness. In the course of digitization, the entire value chain has to be changed in order to meet the ever-increasing demands for transparency, delivery capability and individualization. Consequently, a rethink is necessary. The networking and IT support of processes within the value-added chains are becoming indispensable for increasing efficiency and reducing errors. Companies also have to analyze and digitize their current business model in order to be able to stand their ground against current and emerging competitors with innovative, digital business models. IT is increasingly becoming a critical success factor.
As a result, a logistician is faced with a multitude of cross-divisional questions and a variety of both technical and people-oriented tasks in a dynamic and growing industry.
The Master's degree in Logistics is aimed at graduates of business administration or engineering studies with several objectives:
- Preparation of students for the interdisciplinary tasks of a logistics specialist
- Qualification for specialist and management tasks in the field of logistics
- Deepening of knowledge in the areas of IT, technology, and logistics.
The advantage of our program design is that the field of view is not focused on a narrow specialization, but trains you as a logistics expert prepared to serve as a coordinating mechanism within a company or a supply chain. Our graduates will understand the language of everyone in an organization (finance, marketing, HR, etc.) and across the supply chain (suppliers, customers, and relevant third parties) in order to work together with partners to optimize the supply chain and drive customer satisfaction.
Interdisciplinary and practical
Our students are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities for internships, student jobs and master theses in regional and international companies that work with our program.
Meetings between students and practitioners at lectures, excursions or lecture series allow an interesting exchange of experiences. We work to bring in a range of outside perspectives into the classroom, giving students direct access to a wide range of external logistics experts.
"Logistics isn't everything, but without logistics everything is nothing."
(Source: Kurt Beck)