Intern BEX – Abbott – Heerlen



Abbott is a global health care company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies in health care. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 160 countries and employs approximately 110,000 people.

During an internship at Abbott, you will learn about all details of our businesses. Abbott offers an all including internship with a diverse choice of training and personal coaching during your internship. Furthermore, you become part of a successful and valued organization which is a key player in the future of healthcare.

Divided over the Dutch Abbott locations in Heerlen, Zwolle, Olst, Weesp, Breda, Hoofddorp and Veenendaal, Abbott offers a variety of internships.


Abbott Vascular Netherlands in Heerlen, The Netherlands, is one of the two Abbott Vascular Tier 1 distribution centers responsible for the worldwide distribution of Abbott’s vascular products. From our 10,000 m2 warehouse we ship an average of 1,700 deliveries per day (765,000 units per month) to hospitals, Abbott distributors and Abbott affiliates in Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America.

Every day, over 150 employees in our warehouse and in supporting departments work on processing customer orders, maintaining a high service level to ensure that our customers receive the right products on time. Abbott Vascular Netherlands offers a complete and high standard Supply Chain solution, including an extensive range of value-add logistics activities such as labeling, relabeling and reworking of products to meet country specific needs.



Our warehouse covers various range of processes. Our products are received via the inbound process, focusing on timely receiving of the correct products and storing these in our warehouse. Our outbound process is split in a process for the European market and process for the global (export) market. In our addendum labeling process, additional labels and manuals are added depending on the country specific requirements. Furthermore, our warehouse also includes returns, rework and inspection processes.

Problem Description

We are continuously working to improve our processes. Based on your background and interest, we can together select the problem in one of our warehouse processes you will work on during your internship with the Abbott team. Your focus will be to lead a process improvement on for example quality, costs, or productivity.


We expect you to perform structured research for improvements, preferably via the DMAIC structure:

  • Define the exact problem

  • Measure the current state of the applicable warehouse process (process flow, performance, variables)

  • Analyze the process, identify opportunities and determine the root causes for the problem based on evidence

  • Improve the process or deliver a recommendation and implementation plan for the future state

  • Control and sustain your improvements or at minimum advice how to control the proposed improvements


    We are looking for a motivated student at the level of University and/or Applied Sciences (HBO or WO) to join our business for this assignment, including but not limited to the following field of studies:

  • Industrial Engineering & Management (Technische Bedrijfskunde)

  • Mechanical Engineering (Werktuigbouwkunde)

  • Supply Chain

  • Business Studies (Business Management)

  • If your study is not listed, but you still think you would be the right intern for Abbott Vascular Netherlands, do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or possibilities in Heerlen, or perhaps one of the other Abbott sites in the Netherlands!


  • A dynamic team which will offer you support, with a great knowledge of the DMAIC use!

  • Work at the #1 Top Employer in the Netherlands!

  • A competitive internship salary!

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