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Optimize decision making processes for stock controllers at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam.


Almost all shipyards approach shipbuilding project by project, but within Damen this isn’t the case. Our highly standardized vessels are built in series and we approach our yard as a vessel factory. Products and production processes are modified accordingly. We are currently in the transition of modifying our logistic processes and systems as well.


The challenge for our stock controllers is to maximize part availability for minimum inventory levels. The challenge for you is to translate logistic and inventory models to our business model. Define decision making tools that can be used daily by our stock controllers.

Besides the theoretical and practical aspect, we would like to ask you to take socio/cultural aspect into the equation. The majority of the assignment will be in Haiphong Vietnam and the introduction weeks will be at the HQ, Gorinchem.

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Graduation Logistic internship Vietnam


The ideal candidate is next to his master/bachelor in Logistics…

  • able to switch easily from abstract theoretical models to practical situations;
  • willing to dive deep into the complexity of shipbuilding on a global scale;
  • an easy communicator;
  • open for other cultures;
  • fluent in English, both verbal and written;
  • considering setting your first steps of your career in shipbuilding.


  • developing tools / reports to support our logistics process;
  • proposals for improvement of processes / procedures;
  • provide insight into how our inventory is doing and where we should possibly intervene, without trying to check everything at the front. This will make better use of the power of our ERP system and increase employee confidence in the system.

We offer

  • deep dive into logistic and inventory management in manufacturing organization on global scale;
  • working with real data, to test your theory and solutions;
  • working with great team in a great country;
  • A very educational and fun internship;
  • An internship fee.

Company Information

Damen Shipyards Group is established in 1927 and is a 100% Dutch family owned international group of companies which operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen designs and builds innovative vessels and based on its unique, standardized ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality supported by a worldwide network of sales and services. Annual production value amounts to approximately EUR 2bln.

Damen's focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low 'total cost of ownership', high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating (and covered) drydocks, including the longest, 420 x 80 metres, and the widest, 405 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class' maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyage.

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Lisa Weggemans

Internship Coordinator

+31 183 65 4935

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