Institut für Produktdesign, Entwicklung und Konstruktion IPEK

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management

The Department of Supply Chain Management addresses key topics of today’s supply chains. A specific focus is laid on approaches for the small and medium sized enterprises (SME, in Switzerland: KMU).

The Department of Supply Chain Management conducts applied research projects on Supply Chain opportunities, especially in the field of digitalization. We also offer consulting services, implementation support and focused training packages for companies in the range of:

Process Optimization

  • Birds eye view as well as audit-proof process definition
  • Lean Management Approach

Management View

  • Strategy Finding
  • Business Focus
  • Change Management Experience

Professional Tools & Analyses

  • Fact based decision making
  • Expertise in Procurement software, ERP-Systems, Warehouse Management systems and Simulation

Technical Expertise

  • Technology Evaluation, Data Analyses
  • Rapid Prototyping for fast results

In the field of education Supply Chain Management lectures are held on Bachelor as well as Master level at OST (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Rapperswil and St. Gallen) for students of Mechanical Engineering (Maschinenbau) and Industrial Engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieur).


Get in contact for any inquiries!

Prof. Dr. Katharina Luban
Supply Chain Management
Partner DigitalLab@OST
OST - Ostschweizer Fachhochschule
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil
T: +41 55 257 46 04