International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Exchange programme

    As markets evolve toward increased globalisation, free trade and outsourcing, a growing interest arises to deploy Supply Chain Management as a strategic business weapon. This exchange programme (minor*) is unique in that it offers a cross-disciplinary education, combining the core topics of logistics and supply chain management in an international context.

    Collaboration and coordination are the keys to achieving the benefits. When parties in a supply chain relationship win equally, due to their cooperative actions in the supply channel, the benefits are likely to be realised and the relationship remains intact.

    More and more Supply Chain Management becomes the new frontier for demand generation. The traditional objective of minimising supply chain costs is replaced by “meeting customer service requirements”. This means that the focus shifts to revenue contribution and profit enhancement. Companies, that are able to manage this tremendous shift effectively, will have a big competitive advantage in contemporary business environments.  

    *Dutch students can follow a 30 ECTS specialisation as part of their study programme, this is called a "minor" in Dutch. To avoid confusion, be aware that this term is often used by the lecturers instead of exchange programme.   

    Facts and figures

    The programme at a glance

    Programme information

    What to expect

    About the programme

    You will gain deep theoretical knowledge and understanding of the supply chain network and its development, as well as of the tools needed to analyse, develop and change such supply chains. This includes a module dedicated to Lean Six Sigma (including an internationally recognized Yellow and/or Green Belt certificate), guest lectures from leading experts in the field and an International Case Competition.

    Further to this, you will actively participate in a real-life international applied research project, exploring in which way the logistics industry can use sharing economy concepts on existing urban freight transport themes, in order to improve sustainability, quality of service and efficiency.


    There is a strong connection between theory and practice and you will enjoy continuous and constructive exposure to practice, exchange with practitioners, and insights from the faculty’s internatio­nally recognized research throughout the various modules.

    The programme is open to students from around the world, and courses have a diverse international participation of students. This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class.

    Type of assessment

    • Lean Six Sigma Training and assessment
    • Portfolio report
    • Case assignments
    • Project Plan / Research proposal
    • Project delivery
    • Reflectio report
    • Written exam

    Learning outcomes

    To be announced


    Block 1

    Week 1 Introduction
    Week 2 - 8 Central lectures and workshops
    Working on project 1
    Week 9 Assessment


    Block 2

    Week 1 Introduction
    Week 2 - 8 Central lectures and workshops
    Working on project 2
    Week 9 Assessment



    Every school year is divided into two semesters. A fall semester (September – December/January) and a spring semester (February – June/July). Both semesters are divided into two blocks. Block 1 and 2 for the fall semester and block 3 and 4 for the spring semester.


    After completing your exchange programme at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, you will receive a:

    • Transcript of records

    Course related questions?

    For course related questions, please contact Mr. Pieter Verschoor (content representative/programme coordinator) and Ms. Tineke van der Gaast (International Academic Coordinator, Rotterdam Business School).


    An indication of the subjects you can expect

    Location Kralingse Zoom

    Where you can find us
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    Kralingse Zoom

    Kralingse Zoom 91 3063 ND Rotterdam