EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains

Date: June 26 – July 2, 2016
Venue: Koblenz & Aachen, Germany

The school aims at training PhD students in the area of Sustainable Supply Chains and is organized with the
financial support of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO).

– Concepts and models for Sustainable Supply Chains: multicriteria decisions, trade-offs between economic, environmental and social objectives
– Inter- and multidisciplinary approaches, e.g. combining optimization and life cycle assessment, development of sustainable business models
– Specific characteristics of e.g. Biobased SCs, Closed-Loop SCs, Food SCs, Automotive SCs

– Renzo Akkerman/Martin Grunow (TU Munich)
– Jacqueline Bloemhof (Wageningen University)
– Ana Barbosa Póvoa (University of Lisbon)
– Erwin van der Laan (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
– Grit Walther (RWTH Aachen University)

Interested students should send the following documents until 15th of February 2016 to

1. Application letter including:
– Name, affiliation and email-address
– PhD program you are enrolled in, current stage of studies, your supervisor‘s name(s)
– Background in Sustainability and in Operations Research
– Motivation to attend the school
– Possible motivated request for financial support from EWG SustSC
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A recommendation letter from the supervisor

Participants have to be from a EURO member society country or studying in an EURO member society
country. They have to be enrolled in a PhD program and, preferably, in the early stages of their studies.
A maximum number of 30 participants will be accepted (selected by the organizing committee).


ECTS credits: 3 ECTS for attending the school (50 hours: classes 3h/day, supervised training 2h/day, supervised
work on case studies 3 h/day) + 2 ECTS (voluntary) for either a paper to be discussed with lecturers of the school or
a poster to be presented

Registration fee: 150 Euros (covers accommodation in a twin room, meals, social activities and travel within school activities). The EWG SustSC will cover the registration fee for two students.

Application deadline: 15th of February 2016
Notification of acceptance: 29th of February 2016

Organizing Committee
– Grit Walther (RWTH Aachen University)
– Jacqueline Bloemhof (Wageningen University)
– Erwin van der Laan (Erasmus University Rotterdam)