26 days ago - req11651

Graduation assignment: Translate flexibility requirements for fluctuations in semiconductor market

Logistics & supply chain management

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Logistics & supply chain management


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management


You are a Bachelor or Master student in Supply Chain or Technical Business Administration looking for a graduation assignment.

Job Mission

The semi-conductor market is volatile and hence ASML faces swings in customer demand. To cope with this volatility, ASML needs to be flexible to serve the market in time. Hence ASML defined long term flexibility requirements towards the supply chain as well. The supply chain is characterized by increasing lead times, complexity and costs. ASML wants to find the optimum in translating the flexibility requirements into practical measures.

Job Description

The goal of your assignment is to translate the long term flexibility requirements of ASML into optimized but practical measures to our strategic partner Zeiss, to cope with the fluctuations in the semi-conductor market. You’re expected to:
- Work together with the Logistics Supplier Manager to understand ASML’s flexibility needs
- Perform a thorough analysis on the current situation and the to-be situation
- Bring in your theoretical knowledge to define options on flexibility strategies
- Benchmark flexibility strategies with other and/or similar industries
- Formulate and present key results and recommendations
- Collaborate in workshops with Zeiss, our biggest strategic partner
- Define practical measures which can only work for Zeiss specific and clarify financial implications
- Support the Supplier Manager by executing project management activities like recording minutes of meeting, prepare presentations and work out ideas


- University or Bachelor education in a technical or supply chain field
- Affinity with data crunching, modeling, coding
- Hands-on mentality, persistent in the face of adversity
- Inquisitive, ability to filter the information from the noise
- Communicative, able to formulate clear questions and present results crisply

This is a graduation internship for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 6 months. The start date is asap.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Get ready for real-world Supply Chain Management
Supplier Network Management (SNM), a department of Supply Chain Management (SCM), represents ASML’s logistics and quality interface to its supply base and is responsible for material availability for ASML’s factories and field. In today’s complex multi-tier supply chains, this is only possible by creating full transparency in the chains and flexibility at suppliers. SNM manages over 100 chains up to seven tiers deep, addressing potential bottlenecks and supply risks before they impact our customers. It must handle the increased complexity of ASML’s systems while reducing cost of ownership for customers. We work with suppliers to continuously reduce cycle time of components, modules and assemblies, increasing supply chain flexibility.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world and get a feel for that excites you most.

How will you be part of progress?