Two Students of the School Win Prizes in the "Logistik-Masters" Competition!


Germany's largest competition for students of logistics - "Logistik Masters" has just awarded this year's prizes to the winning candidates. The competition has been held annually since 2005 by Dachser - the logistic services provider - together with the journal "Fachzeitschrift VerkehrsRundschau". Between January and August, competitors have to solve problems from the whole spectrum of logistics. Some particularly tricky tasks are set by distinguished professors of logistics. Of a total of 1600 participants, 88 of them are now entitled to call themselves a "Top Logistics Student 2015".

The School of Business and Economics at RWTH Aachen University is extremely proud of the fact that both the first and second place in the competition went to students on the School's MSc. in Business Administration and Engineering program with specialization in Supply Chain Management and Operations Research. Credit must also go to Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Sebastian, head of the Deutsche Post Chair of Optimization of Distribution Networks, who has taught both students. Prof. Sebastian is delighted that they were so successful.

First place went to Jan Brinker. Mr. Brinker had decided to specialize in Supply Chain Management and Operations Research as part of his Master's program because logistic issues had always fascinated him. He was introduced to logistics through one of Prof. Sebastian's practice-oriented seminars. He says that he could also imagine working in the field of logistics after completing his intended doctoral degree. Winner of the second place - Mr. Sami Charaf Eddine - attended the same seminar. He had always been fascinated by the relevance of logistics in our daily lives. Mr. Eddine now intends to become a doctoral student at RWTH Aachen University.

The prize money for first place is 6000 Euros, and for second place 2500 Euros. Hearty congratulations from the School of Business and Economics to both winners!

For more details in German, please see here.