Our lecturer Dr. Nils Finger experienced an exciting and interesting practical tour with students of the study programme “Bachelor General Management – Logistic and Supply Chain Management” at the company MBS Logistics in Cologne. The aim was to gain an insight into the forwarding and warehousing processes.
Excursion instead of lecture – practice-oriented
The guided tour through the halls of the company MBS Logistics took place in two groups of 30 students in the MBS Logistics main building in Cologne-Gremberghoven. The excursion replaced the lecture on this day for students from the second bachelor semester in the course “Procurement and Logistics” and BA-IB students from the Global Supply Chain Management elective. Some of the students from the second bachelor semester had chosen the Supply Chain Management specialisation from the third semester onwards.
Supply chain management treated on site as an example
In more than 30 years, the internationally operating medium-sized logistics company MBS Logistics has built up a worldwide network of cooperation partners. An exciting visit to the topic of “Supply Chain Management”, which gave the students an understanding of the practical aspects of day-to-day forwarding! First, there was a lecture by Wolfgang Göddertz, member of the management board, who is also responsible for the management of land transport in Western Europe. This was not just about the MBS logistics. Wolfgang Göddertz also dealt with general cargo transport in European land transport. MBS Logistics realizes this area in cooperation with its network partner ILN.
Insights into the warehouse and memories of the Morocco donation campaign
Afterwards there was a guided tour through the warehouse. In keeping with the theme of the lecture and also due to the late afternoon and early evening hours, the students witnessed the busy operation. Among other things, they watched the many forklifts loading and unloading trucks. Memories of the donation campaign of the CBS CI team were also awakened. MBS Logistics provided logistical support for the Cologne Business School’s winter clothing donation campaign by transporting the relief supplies to the cold winter mountain village of Ait Bouali in the high Atlas Mountains in Morocco.