Summer School Production and Supply Chain Management

„Coming to Hof University for the Summer School of Production and Supply Chain Management was an amazing experience, I got to meet wonderful teachers, staff members and colleagues, and to learn a lot. I had fun and learned a lot at the excursions and factory trips. At Hof University I could always find someone willing to help me or share something. Thank you for this amazing experience!“

Diana Angélica
former participant from our partner university UDLAP (Universidad de las Américas Puebla), Mexico
(in front of iisys building at Hof University)



This exciting three-week summer course  gives you a holistic understanding of a supply chain and the concepts of lean production and production 4.0.

The program combines lectures with practical examples and excursions to industry and logistic companies. In addition to this academic course content there are numerous opportunities to experience German culture through an cultural and leisure program.

Hof University of Applied Sciences offers you a young and dynamic campus and a variety of leisure activities in town and its surroundings.

Date: July 13 - 30, 2021

Course content


The prosperity of the German economy is based on its ability to produce and deliver products very efficiently and in a continuing high quality. The success factors are a distinctive supply chain management as well as an excellent and lean production. Our summer school gives you a holistic understanding of a supply chain. Based on quality and price targets of the customers and financial demand of the company we discuss how to manage international supply chains, how to ensure the quality demands from the customer and how to make production more efficient. In this context we introduce you the concept of lean production and explain the chances production 4.0 can offer.
The International Summer School on Production and Supply Chain Management covers the following subjects:

  • Lean Management: Value Stream Mapping, Managing the Flow, Change Management 

  • Supply Chain Management: Purchasing Management, Supply Chain Systems Design, Inventory, Forecasting and Productivity

  • Application systems for SCM (Administrative and industrial business processes, methods for planning and controlling the manufacturing process, introduction into SAP R/3, SAP approach for Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, integrated CAD-CAM-Chain demonstrated in our manufacturing lab) case study in the SAP R/31 system



July 13 - 30, 2021 - 30 hours per week

Venue:   Hochschule Hof
              Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
              95028 Hof

Course language/language level: English/B2, C1, C2

Language of instruction: The course is taught in English language. Knowledge of German language is not required to follow the program.

Exam at the end of the course: 5 ECTS-Points

Maximum number of participants: 25



The accommodation is organized for all participants by Hof University Graduate School. The price for accommodation is included in the course fee.



Food must be provided by the participants themselves. Meals in the university's refectory and cafeteria are available at reasonable prices (2-5 EUR per meal). Vegetarian food is available.

Framework and leisure program


The supporting program includes guided company excursions, day trips, guided city walk, international buffet, film night, etc - free sports facilities on campus (tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball, aerobics, etc.) (Please note that excursions are subject to change.)

Course fees


The course fees are 1,500 EUR. This includes accomodation, company excursions, insurance and pick-up service from Hof train station. Participants have free 24-hour access to the internet and the library at Hof University.

Application process


Online application will be possible between December 10, 2020 and January 31, 2021.

In February 2021 an admission committee intensively scrutinizes all applications and decides about final admission.

Contact person

 Antje Lappann | University of Applied Science Hof

Antje Lappann

International Office / Student and Career Services
Program Management Graduate School

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A 015
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3358
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3358
E-Mail: graduate.schoolhof-university.LÖ


Prof. Dr. Gerald Schmola | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Gerald Schmola

Graduate School
Master Operational Excellence

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 143
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4091
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4091
E-Mail: gerald.schmolahof-university.LÖ



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