Theses, Project Studies & IDPs
We welcome students to engage in state-of-the-art research projects.
For this, we supervise Bachelor and Master theses, Project Studies, and Interdisciplinary Projects (IDPs). Below you can find a list of offered topics. You can also suggest a topic of your own (areas can include but are not limited to: transportation logistics, inventory management, warehouse management, retail, supply chain management, procurement and sourcing, lot sizing or production systems).
Please consider the information below regarding the application process.
Note that since we have a high load of ongoing theses, among future applications we will favor students who have already conducted their project study at our chair.
- Managerial Insights for Competition in Supply Chains (Advisor: Larkin Liu)
- Literature Review on Steel Pricing Mechanisms and Quantification of Qualitative Forecasts (Advisor: Moritz Rettinger)
Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Inventory Management
- Inventory management with lateral transshipment in presence of online sales (advisor: Mahsa Nakhost)
Digital Logistics and Transportation Optimization
- Encrypted Information Sharing in Supply Chain Management (advisor: Eunji Lee)
- Implementing a Framework to solve the Sub-Problems of a decomposed large-scale VRP in parallel (advisor: Christoph Kerscher)
Data Science, Optimization and Reinforcement Learning in Logistics
- Optimization of Condition-based maintenance decision: Decomposition algorithm for Large-Scale Markov Decision Processes (advisor: Mahsa Nakhost)
- Large Scale Machine Learning Systems for Maritime Logistics (advisor: Larkin Liu)
- Application of Deep Reinforcement Learning to Multi-Sourcing Strategies in Inventory Control (advisor: Larkin Liu)
- Decomposition Algorithm for solving Large-Scale Markov Decision Processes (advisor: Mahsa Nakhost)
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If you are interested in doing your Bachelor (Master)’s Thesis at our group, then please send an e-mail (in English) to email@example.com with the following information:
- Current Transcript of records
- Topic of Interest & Preferred starting time
- Application form (only for Master thesis applications)
Do you like to suggest a topic of your own? Please also include:
- Description of the topic
If you do not find a particular topic to apply to, please contact us for a list of further topics with application documents, specifying the field of research you are interested in: Mobility, transportation logistics, inventory management, warehouse management, retail, supply chain management, procurement and sourcing, lot sizing or production systems.
Please note: Since we have a high load of ongoing theses, among future applications we will favor those students who have passed more courses at our chair.
How to prepare a scientific manuscript?
Seminar papers as well as bachelor/master's thesis and project studies vary in length and depth. However, they share same requirements and standards with regard to format and style. We therefore summerized good practice for you in our:
How to submit your Thesis or Project Study?
- Bind your thesis using adhesive binding (Klebebindung). PLEASE refrain from spiral binding (Ringbindung).
- Print your name and title at the binding spine.
- Collect all relevant data, model and the thesis as PDF in a ZIP folder and upload it to the Moodle module, your supervisor assigns you to.
- Submit TWO hard copies of your Bachelor/Master thesis and Project Study to the responsible supervisor.
- Please also consider the information given in Guidelines and writing tips