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Supply Chain and Operations Management (Master's Program)

Studenten sitzen am Tisch, Tafel im Hintergrund (Image: TH Köln)

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the overall process of planning, managing, optimizing and executing the flow of materials, information and funds through various systems, networks and processes. Within the meaning of a flow-oriented logistics in addition to transportation, handling and storage of goods, operational (service) processes of value creation are also included.

Schaubild mit der Verteilung der Sprachanteile Language Distribution in the degree program SCOM (Image: Andrea Otocki, TH Köln)

International or exchange students can find further information in the English version of the Faculty’s website by clicking on the following link:  Information for Incomings.

A list of the offered courses and their English translations can be downloaded here: Course catalog for M.Sc. Supply Chain and Operations Management.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Supply Chain and Operations Management 
Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) 
Type of program Full-time program 
Beginning of program Summer semester 
Program duration 3 semesters 
Credits 90 ECTS credits 
Language of instruction German 
Campus Deutz Campus 
Restricted admission Yes 
Additional language of instruction English 

The goal of the Master’s program is to provide highly interested and talented students with an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the scientific elements of logistic systems. Graduates are capable of working on complex logistic-related problems in various settings. They are well-equipped to critically evaluate current research findings and to act responsibly.
Science and industry alike increasingly focus on topics related to cross-company cooperation within the supply chain. In this context, the concept of supply chain management (SCM) is of particular interest. By consistently embedding the above mentioned points, SCM is systematically developed towards an “Interorganizational Operations Management”. The Master’s program in Supply Chain and Operations Management covers the entire process along the supply chain, from strategy development, design processes and procedures to execution. The Master’s program is a three-semester full-time program. The third semester is reserved for writing the Master’s thesis which is a project that covers the entire process from strategy development to execution.

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