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Prof. Dr. Stefan Wolff

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Wolff
Supply Chain Management


Prof. Dr. Stefan Wolff has been CEO of 4flow since 2000. Co-founded by Prof. Dr. Wolff in Berlin, Germany, 4flow is a leading provider of supply chain consulting, software and services.

From 1994 until 2000, Prof. Dr. Wolff worked in various roles with an international supply chain consulting company, ultimately as a partner and vice CEO. In this position, he was also responsible for establishing the U.S. subsidiary in Boston, MA.

Since 1990, Prof. Dr. Wolff has worked as a consultant to large and midsize companies in the field of supply chain management. From 1989 until 1994, he was a research associate with Professor Prof. Dr. Helmut Baumgarten, Logistics Department, Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin).

Prof. Dr. Wolff is an adjunct professor at Jacobs University Bremen. He also serves as a member of the Board of BVL International, the Global Supply Chain Network. Prof. Dr. Wolff is a founding member of the Roundtable Germany, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

In 1994, he received a Ph.D. with distinction in engineering on the topic of IT systems in lead time management, from the Technical University of Berlin. His doctoral thesis received the German Science Award of Logistics from BVL in 1994 and the Konrad Mellerowicz Prize in 1995. From 1984 to 1989, he studied industrial engineering at the TU Berlin, with a focus on mechanical engineering and logistics.

Prof. Dr. Wolff is the author of numerous works published in books, journals and periodicals. Moreover, he is regularly invited to speak at conferences, workshops, seminars, and universities.

Dr. Elke Wietoska

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Dr. Elke Wietoska
Law in Logistics


Dr. Elke Wietoska
lawyer, specializing in Transport Law

Areas of Practice:
Maritime and Transport Law, Insurance Law, Commercial Law

Functions and Memberships:
ARGE Transport Law of the DAV, Insurance Law of the DAV

Education and professional experience:
Apprenticeship as a qualified shipping merchant
joined Socopao SA, Abidjan, Ivory Coast and the West African P and I Services Ltd., London
In 1988 studied in Saarbrücken and Freiburg
1993 First State Examination
1996 Second State Examination
Lecturer at the University of Bremen including in the courses International Shipping & Chartering, Nautical Science, and in the English program IMBA International Master of Business Administration
Admission to the legal profession in Bremen in 1996
promotion in 2003

Foreign languages: English and French

 

Programming II

This lab unit is a continuation of the first semester lab Programming in Python I. It covers advanced topics of Python programming such as object oriented programming, advanced data structures, file handling, debugging techniques and problem solving using frameworks.

Statistics

This course aims to provide an introduction to fundamental statistical concepts and
tools for data analysis.  The course will focus on the understanding of statistical concepts and the application of statistical techniques. While some formulas might be used, no stringent mathematical derivation will be provided. The general objective is to become an intelligent user of the various univariate and multivariate statistical techniques and to acquire the knowledge for deciding which procedure is most suitable for the given business situation. We will discuss the theoretical aspects of the statistical methods, discuss the assumptions for their use, reflect on their limitations and the controversies they create. In practical sessions we will learn how to run the particular procedures using SPSS and/or R, how to interpret the computer output and how to skillfully communicate the results of statistical analyses.

SAP Lab (Triangle)

Distribution as well as application of standard business software continually increases demanding fundamental knowledge in handling and operating these software. Especially SAP standard software like SAP ERP for supporting and optimizing complex business processes is applied not only in big enterprises but also in small and medium-sized companies all over the globe. Accordingly, more and more firms expect students to have first experiences in SAP tools when they leave university. Current application requirements underline this trend.

The course SAP Lab offers students the opportunity to gain and apply first knowledge in the SAP ERP 6.0 software. In the course, the SAP ERP system will be introduced including basic terms of the system like organizational units, master data, transaction data, and documents. Afterwards, students will be trained in using and handling the SAP ERP system. This comprises an overview about the graphical user interface, system functionality, navigation etc. Additionally, students will work with different modules and execute tasks like entering master data, booking business transactions, or approve and release orders. In a nutshell, this course provides a basic and general overview and understanding of the SAP ERP 6.0 software suite and thus increases the attractiveness of students towards the relevant industries.
The course will be conducted as a workshop based on specific course materials in form of slides, case studies, and accompanying literature.

Applied Calculus I

This course introduces mathematical concepts in the context of applications. Topics include functions, elementary functions and their graphs, units and dimensions, simple models of equilibria and growth, secants, tangents, and root finding methods.

Procurement Logistics

The course Procurement Logistics is referring to the increasing importance of procurement logistics especially in supply networks. The management of the procurement process in general as well as in specific countries (e.g. India) is covered on the one hand, and characteristics and methods and software tools of the procurement of technical products and parts will be presented.

Distribution Logistics

The definition and the targets of distribution logistics as well as its importance and the relevant tasks and functions will be integrated in the course Distribution Logistics. This includes the structural parameters of different types of distribution structures, the planning functions for distribution and procurement processes, routing, methods and key figures for an evaluation system for distribution and procurement processes, especially for the suppliers’ evaluation. The content does not include only the functions of distribution logistics for production but also for the transportation as well as the strategic planning such as establishing cargo distribution centre, etc.