International Summer School in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Date: July 16th - 27th, 2018

Target Group: 

  • Group/team leaders
  • Department heads
  • Divisional heads

Program Duration: 12 days

Method: Interactive lectures, case study work, group work, role plays, excursions

Academic Directors: Prof. Dr. Rod Franklin, Prof. Dr. Douglas Lambert, Prof. Dr. Michael Knemeyer

Certificate: KLU Executive Education Program Certificate


  • SCM: Key business processes
  • Logistics management in practice
  • SCM: Tools and techniques for implementation I
  • Project management
  • Managerial skills
  • SCM: Tools and techniques for implementation II
  • Service Innovation
  • Customer and supplier relationship management
  • Digitalization and Big Data

For more details see brochure


In collaboration with Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, the Kühne Logistics University annually offers the International Summer School "Supply Chain and Logistics Management". In compact form, held within twelve days, it introduces participants to the most important subject areas in the fields of logistics and management. It comprises workshops and lectures with outstanding international lecturers, excursions in the logistics metropolis Hamburg and an attractive supporting program. A balanced mix of theory and practice and highly motivated participants from all corporate sectors make the seminar an exciting experience. 

The International Summer School consists of nine modules. The length of the modules varies according to the relevance and complexity of the topic. The sequence of the modules is based on an effective correlation of contents to deliver a highly interdisciplinary program. That is, important topic areas for managers are first described in modules covering general management in business contexts. Subsequently, these topic areas are applied to concrete business issues. With carefully selected case studies, which also involve international companies, problem solving methods are presented and discussed. 

Learning Outcomes and Benefits for your Company

KLU's International Summer School introduces participants to the most important subject areas in the field of logistics and management. Participants develop a comprehensive understanding of logistics and supply chain processes and are subsequently prepared for new assignments related to logistics or the consolidation of logistics know-how. Further, managerial skills are developed and enhanced.

The seminar is designed as an open enrollment program. Comparable programs can also be developed as corporate training programs and tailored to fit the specific needs and requirements of the company.


  • Program Dates: July 16th - 27th, 2018
  • Program Length: 12 days
  • Application Deadline: July 9th, 2018
  • Program Fees: 6.000€ (including teaching materials, beverages, lunch and supporting program) 
  • Early Bird Deadline: March 31st, 2018 (rebate of 10%)