22 days ago - req17288

Internship: Learning Curve Costs Supply Chain Management

Logistics & supply chain management

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Logistics & supply chain management


No experience (Student)



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Logistics & supply chain management


Are you a Master student in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Econometrics and do you have an interest in Supply Chain Management, statistics (mainly regressions) and learning curves? Then this might be an interesting opportunity for you.

Job Mission

This assignment is of interest to the Customer Supply Chain Management department in ASML. CSCM is responsible for the availability and costs of the spare parts world-wide of our newest Lithography product. You will be part of the team that is making sure – every day - that our customers have the parts they need when one of these systems breaks down.

Job Description

Your assignment will be to reflect on the way ASML introduces new systems at our customers and how the CSCM department learns and improves towards cost optimal stock keeping these spare parts on diverse locations around the globe. We know cost per system depends mainly on installed base size (many systems can be serviced by stock level one), but accumulation of learning in experience must also play a role. Experience is expected to be of influence because of at least 3 reasons: (i) improved demand forecasting >> more efficient inventory management, (ii) stabilizing technological development >> decreasing excess & obsolescence inventory, and (iii) improved diagnostics and engineer skill level >> decrease shipment of unused parts. To investigate, we propose to fit a learning curve using multiple regression to explain cost as a dependent variable using installed base and proxies for experience as independent variables.


Background and/or interest in Supply Chain Management, statistics (mainly regressions) and learning curves.
Typical education background would be a Master in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Econometrics. As a person you are interested in the complexity and challenges a large multi-national company such as ASML faces. You are able to take initiative and navigate the organization and the historic data that is available. You are able to theorize possible drivers and detractors of learning in this context and test your hypotheses using the data. And finally you are able to communicate and convince the department and management of your conclusions and recommendations. The internship is expected to take between 6 to 9 months and has a starting date of September 2020.

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 based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will 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 applications 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. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world
Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time.

How will you be part of progress?