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Master‘s Thesis: Green Maintenance – Impact of disruptive technologies on the ecological footprint

About Barkawi

Founded in 1994, Barkawi is a specialized management consultancy focused on Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Digitization, Aftersales Services and Technology Transformation. We have offices in Munich, Atlanta and Vienna and are a team of approx. 250 consultants. Our client base includes global blue chip companies such as Daimler, Siemens, Coca Cola, Lufthansa, China Mobile etc. Barkawi has received numerous awards in the field of supply chain management and continues to score ranks above the world’s largest strategy consultants.


are passionate about technology and its business implications and have an engineering or business background (e.g. (Industrial) Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Administration). Ideally, you already have first practical experiences in logistics, supply chain or aftersales services or a strong interest in these subjects.

You enjoy tackling strategic challenges and are eager to test innovative ideas. You are excited about contributing towards a greener future. You are keen to advance your personal and professional development and you possess excellent conceptual skills.

As a person you are confident and convincing. You are highly committed and creative, can work independently as well as in a team. With a very high degree of initiative, curiosity and fascination for innovations and technology you will fit into our team perfectly.

The thesis should be written in English, you are thus fluent.




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When companies think about their maintenance strategy they usually don’t consider a reduction of their emissions as a target or even influencing factor. However, in times when governments are sued if they don’t achieve reduction goals for CO2 emission and companies pressured to comply with more regulations, “being green” becomes more important.

Disruptive technologies, e.g. predictive maintenance, could be a lever to improve a company’s ecological footprint as it impacts the entire supply chain end-to- end: For instance, machines running smoothly reduce waste; spare parts ordered only when necessary eliminates redundant transportation.

This master thesis will analyze the potential impact of technologies on emissions along the entire supply chain in three steps:

  • Discussion of As-is situation for various industries in order to identify the main drivers of emissions.
  • Analysis of optimization potential for supply chain and production processes
  • Summary of total impact on emissions


This master thesis starts with a qualitative analysis but may be supported by some data (e.g. various OEEs) to allow a quantification of the results. While all industries are in scope, the thesis may identify and focus on those that are most affected.

Barkawi is interested in supporting your career long- term and may offer you a position as Associate Consultant in our firm after successfully concluding your thesis.

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