Advanced Seminar Operations & Supply Chain Management (WIB22964): Logistics and Supply Chain Management

(Prof. Dr. Stefan Minner, Eunji Lee; Kick-off meeting: October 19, 2021 via online)




In the winter term 2021/2022 the Advanced Seminar Logistics & Supply Chain Management covers various topics in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Detailed topic description see within presentation at Kick-off lecture.



Please note: The registration for the seminars of the TUM School of Management is now done via TUMonline, and no longer uses the seminar placement tool. 

In order to apply for the seminar, you need to fill in additional information in the following survey: Link

Please make sure to provide the information, otherwise you will not be eligible for participating in the seminar.

*Prerequisite: One course in the field of Operations & Supply Chain Management and the MOS course.


Course description

Each course participant has the opportunity to select a specific research topic of his or her choice and interest, and then researches relevant literature on this topic in order to write a 15-20 pages seminar paper (that describes the problem and solution approaches).

In the kick-off meeting, we will outline the objectives of the seminar as well as expectations and deadlines. We also highlight what constitutes a good seminar paper, provide writing tips, and present possible topics (including introductory literature).

Each participant will be mentored and individually coached by an advisor of the ››› team.

The seminar paper is to be submitted and presented in January (please see details below).
Each participant will be assigned as a discussant to another presentation.


Learning objectives

The objective of the seminar is to equip the participants with the necessary skill and tools for a successful master thesis project (examples see ››› here).

Specifically, the aim is to

  • Read and understand recent research contributions
  • Pursue interesting research questions
  • Conduct a literature study and numerical study and/or implementation
  • Structure and organize research methods and results
  • Write a seminar paper
  • Present research findings and defend them in a discussion  


  • Seminar paper (including presentation and discussion): 100% 


Important dates

  • Kick-off meeting: October, 19th (Tuesday), 2021 
  • Submission of outline and table of contents: November, 02nd (Tuesday), 2021
  • First results on research question: December, 03rd (Friday), 2021
  • Submission of seminar paper (pdf-format) to until: January, 10th (Monday), 2022
  • Final presentations (30 min + 15 min discussion): January, 20-21 (Thursday - Friday), 2022, via online



The kick-off presentation with all topics available can be downloaded soon.