"Supply chains compete, not companies.“  Prof. Martin Christopher

The business landscape has changed tremendously in the last decade. In intensely competitive markets, it used to be enough for companies to manage cost and efficiency by focusing on internal processes and value. But with global competition, things have changed. The real competition is not company against company but rather supply chain against supply chain. Ever more value is being created by suppliers, and so profound logistical expertise is required to coordinate and optimize value added networks.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management are key study programs at the University of Applied Sciences and they provide the necessary skills and knowledge for today’s business.

htw saar started their first dedicated logistics program in 2002 and can look back on more than 15 years of teaching and applied research in logistics.

Have a look at our complete portfolio below. To find out more about our program for English-speaking exchange students click here.


 Find out more about the Lecturing staff, Resources, Research Profile and Knowledge Transfer:

Lecturing staff:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bousonville
Supply Chain Planning, IT & Logistics, Simulation
t +49 (0) 681 / 5867 - 578

Yvonne Ewen, M.Sc.
t +49 (0) 681 / 5867 - 839

Prof. Wilhelm Hauser
Distribution, Logistics Management, Warehousing and Order Picking 
t +49 (0) 681 5867 - 599

Prof. Dr. Steffen Hütter
Production, Logistics, Procurement
t +49 (0) 681 / 5867 - 566

Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne
International Logistics, Business Processes, Quality Management
t +49 (0) 681 / 5867 - 697

Prof. Dr. Christian Köhler, MBA
Quality Management, Production Management, Six Sigma
t +49 (0) 681 / 5867 - 948 

Prof. Dr. Teresa Melo
Operations Research, Transportation
t +49 (0) 681 / 5867 - 588


Anne Steinhaus, M.A.
Research Assistant
t +49 (0) 681 / 5867 - 613

Prof. Dr. Udo Venitz
Logistics, Production Planning and Control, Quality Management
t +49 (0) 681 / 5867 - 531

Resources and teaching methods:

  • Business Games (e.g. Beer Game)
  • Material flow / RFID laboratory
  • Regular field trips to regional companies
  • Hands-on ERP experience (live SAP system)
  • Simulation software (Plant Simulation)
  • Intensive use of Excel (solver)
  • Library (e-Books, online journals)
  • eLearning
    • Inverted Classroom
    • gamification



Logistics Research and Knowledge Transfer:

ISCOM (Institut für Supply Chain und Operations Management):

  • Prof. Dr. Teresa Melo / Prof. Dr. Thomas Bousonville
  • Application of quantitative methods and information technology to logistical problems
  • http://iscom.htwsaar.de/


  • Prof. Dr. Steffen Hütter
  • Transferring knowledge from production and technical research into industrial practice and logistical processes

IPL (Institut für Produktions- und Logistiksysteme):

  • Prof. Dr. K.-J. Schmidt / Prof. Dr. Thomas Korne
  • Consulting in automotive processes and logistics

Courses in English:

Bachelor CoursesECTSSemester*
Production, Logistics and Supply 5 Winter
Inventory Management 2.5 Winter
Operations Research 4 Winter
Warehousing and Internal Material Flows 2.5 Winter
Logistics Markets and Services 2.5 Summer
Case Studies in Logistics 2.5 Summer/Winter


Master CoursesECTSSemester*
International Operations Management 6 Summer
Supply Chain Planning 6 Winter
International Supply Management 6 Winter
Study project 6 Winter
Advanced Operations Research 6 Winter

*Summer semester: April - July
*Winter semester: October - February


Anne Steinhaus
Waldhausweg 7
66123 Saarbrücken
Tel.: +49 (0) 681 5867 613
E-Mail: logistik@htwsaar.de


You can find more information at our German website: logistik.htwsaar.de


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