About Summer School

The Faculty of Logistics at the University of Maribor is organizing the

7th International Summer School on Logistics.

This year we promise you a unique experience. We’ll follow a case study approach to learn about new technologies and practises that will lead logistics and supply chain management in the future.
You’ll work in groups and our distinguished professors and representatives from the business environment will lead you through new ideas.

This year’s programme of the Summer School, titled »The next generation logistics: Creating new solutions«, is aimed at graduate and postgraduate students and all others interested in deepening their knowledge from the field new technologies and practises that will lead logistics and supply chain management in the future.


At the Faculty of Logistics at the University of Maribor.

Celje, Slovenia.


16 – 22 June 2019


Earn 4 ECTS while having fun.


The two courses will address the topics of »The next generation logistics: Creating new solutions«.

Intralogistics and Warehousing 4.0

Logistics represent very important activity nowadays. Important part of the logistics science represents internal and warehouse logistics called as Intralogistics. Today many industrial trends like Industrial Internet Consortium, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, European Factories of the Future Research Association, Industry 4.0 and Made in China 2025 describe how the production of the future along with the intralogistics should looks like.

If we focus ourselves to Intralogistics 4.0 as part of the fourth industrial revolution, there are many reasons why this trend is essential for today’s industry. The first one is the complexity of the supply chain since the increased globalization and the high degree of interconnected logistics networks. Next is the complexity of the data due to information overload in supply chain, production and intralogistics, which is growing disproportionately high. Complexity of products, where demand for individuality is growing, therefore “batch size one” is getting a reality nowadays. Complexity through interaction, where participation in virtual life is increasing due to more open systems and interconnectedness of the supply chain.

Intralogistics 4.0 is thus following the industrial trend Industry 4.0 by implementing several technical and technological solutions, which will be in more detail introduced during the proposed course Intralogistics and warehousing 4.0.

Sustainable trends in logistics and transport

In the introductory section logistics trends and problems regarding to pollution of the planet will be introduced and the challenges that lie ahead. Emphasis will be on understanding operations of logistics companies in modern and sustainable society, knowledge of the concepts in the field of green logistics and green supply chain, environmental standards and the importance of assessing the carbon footprint and ways to reduce it. The second part will focus on sustainable transport. Some examples of good practice will be also presented.


Interesting lectures, seminars and workshops will be given by the acclaimed lecturers.

New technologies are changing logistics sector.

Tone Lerher is a professor of Logistics Engineering and Structures of Material Handling Systems at University of Maribor in Slovenia. In his career, he has worked as a senior researcher in applied and basic research projects from the research field of Material Handling Systems and Warehousing. He collaborates with one of the leading international material handling provider SSI Schäfer IT Solutions in Graz, Austria. He is also a member of professional associations as Society of mechanical engineers Maribor, Slovenian Institute of Standardization, Verein Netzwerk Logistik Austria, etc. He is an author and co-author of original scientific papers in distinguished academic journals such as International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, International Journal of Production Economics and many others. In 2018, he received the Best Paper Award of IJPR for the paper entitled ``Travel time model for double-deep shuttle-based storage and retrieval systems``.
Prof. Tone Lerher, PhD - Professor at the Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor

We have to comply with a sustainable logistics

Matjaž Knez, Vice-dean for Economic Affairs is in the environmental and sustainability fields, a researcher. He has many international experiences as a researcher and have been working at the institutions outside Slovenia, e.g. lecturer and senior researcher at the Edinburg Napier University, Scotland, UK; Brunel University, London UK; Samara State Transport University, Russia; University of Grenada, Spain and Széchenyi István University, Gyor, Hungary. He has been involved in the coordination and implementation of more than 10 international and national projects (with the budget > 1 MEUR), focusing on environment protection, environmental management, sustainability, environmental innovations and development of sustainable supply chains. During his research and project work he is collaborating with various international partners, including academia, companies, decision-makers and NGOs such as Climate-KIC - climate innovation initiative, SDEWES – International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems. He is a Board Member of SOLARIS the international conference on solar radiation and also member of Editorial Board at Elsevier journal – Sustainable Cities and Society. He is continually presenting and disseminating ideas of sustainable transport and sustainability issues on local, regional and international scientific and professional conferences and symposiums. Until now, he has published more than 300 bibliographic units, including papers, conference proceedings, chapters in monographs, etc.
Assoc. prof. dr. Matjaž Knez - Professor at the Faculty of Logistics at the University of Maribor


The official programme consists of a set of individual full time courses in English. Although our primary concern is providing education, we want to ensure that our students make the most of the time spent with us. So we'll organize a wide range of social activities.

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Badge pick-up

Let's meet in the lobby of the Faculty of Logistics.

prof. Maja Fošner
Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs

Meet and greet.

Our headmaster of the Summer School prof. dr. Maja Fošner will welcome you all at our faculty and present you the program.

Prof. dr. Tone Lerher, PhD
FL UM - professor

In this first session we'll introduce you with the subject and what you'll learn.
So, let the learning begins 🙂

Assoc. prof. Matjaž Knez, PhD
Professor at the FL UM

Sustainable!!! Is that just another buzz word or is it really important to think and to be green.

They are a steel manufacturer active mostly in the market of European automotive industry suppliers, in the segment of commercial as well as personal motor vehicles. They supply their users with spring, engineering (forging steel) and Exem steel. They follow their demands for additional processing of bars into intermediate products.

We know it's early, but their is so much to see.
The bus from the Faculty will take us to Graz, Austria.

From 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM we'll visit company SSI SCHAEFER and Institut für Technische Logistik.
Then we'll go to the old town of Graz and wander around.

We'll have time to work on the case study in groups.

Thankfully teaching assistants are here to help.

The future logistician will need different competencies.

We'll have time to work on the case study in groups.

Thankfully teaching assistants are here to help.

Romantic, enticing, magnificent, dark, frightening – the Celje Old Castle. It is a must-see sight for all visitors to Celje, regardless of where they are from. A mighty walled castle towering over the city is sure to leave you speechless. Once you visit it, it will stay in your memories forever.

We'll have time to work on the case study in groups.

Thankfully teaching assistants are here to help.

We'll have time to work on the case study in groups.

Thankfully teaching assistants are here to help.

Every group will have 20 minutes to present their results, ideas and solutions.

Every journey comes to an end at some point. We'll have the last official gathering.

Fee and Payment

The Fee includes tuition and study materials for all courses, access to the faculty library and computer rooms, company visit and some social events.

It includes half board accommodation in Hostel MCC.


Fee: 395 €


Early bird payment:

if you register and pay by 10 May 2019: 300 €.


Student rate: 90 € (for students who are currently enrolled at the Faculty of Logistics).

Student rate does not include half board accommodation.

All early bird fee payments should be transferred latest on 10 May 2019. Please send us a copy of the proof of payment via email.

After completing the online registration students will receive a letter of acceptance. Payments are accepted in Euro by international bank transfer. All data for bank transfer will be sent together with the letter of acceptance.

Note: For the best experience, the minimum of participants is 15. In case less people will register, we will return all the payments.


Payment details

Payments should be addressed to the institution: University of Maribor, Faculty of Logistics, Mariborska cesta 7, SI-3000 Celje,

Bank name: UJP Žalec

Bank address: Šlandrov trg 22, 3310 Žalec

IBAN: SI56011006000010887


with a postscript ‘forISSL2019’ followed by the participant’s surname, for example ‘forISSL2019SMITH’.

As a reference please quote: 0705.


MCC HOSTEL CELJE – A different experience of Celje


MCC Hostel is located in a recently refurbished historical building that is highly efficient in the use of natural resources and ecologically sound. The youth hotel offers 42 beds in 11 rooms, each one theme-decorated by a group of artists to take you into a parallel universe of myths and legends from Celje’s history. You can be tucked to sleep by restless fish on the glittering surface of a lake, or use graphite to leave your mark in the room where you spent your best holiday ever, dress up as a real ninja, sample the spirit of the socialist past, or find out what in god’s name Alfred Nobel was doing in Celje.


MCC Hostel is located in the heart of Celje, right at the entrance to the city’s historical center; railway, coach, and bus station are only a minute’s walk away. Adding to convenience, there are two kilometers to the nearest highway exit and one kilometer to the fair and convention center.


There are five theme-decorated double rooms and two single rooms in the upper floor. Each room is uniquely designed and has its own story. All rooms come with an ensuite shower and wash basin; two of the double beds also have a balcony. Furthermore, there are four dorms with six to eight comfortable beds in the mezzanine. Every room is decorated with elements of the myths and legends of Celje. The dorms are served by a shared bathroom with separate toilets, a dining and socializing area with a kitchen, and a laundry service room with a washing machine and a dryer. All rooms are equipped with a wash basin and a locker cabinet. The shared socializing area with a kitchen, as well as the café in the ground floor and the sports park next to the hostel will welcome all guests. Wi-Fi internet access s provided in every room; there is also a cyber corner in the café. Guests are also offered free bike rental to make discovering the city and its surroundings easier.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT http://www.mc-celje.si/en/

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