As digitalization gathers breathtaking pace in the logistics sector, keeping on top of the latest developments is crucial. Smart devices are being used to record location and inventory data in real time, state-of-the-art robotics are enabling unseen levels of warehouse automation, drones are taking over delivery processes and Big Data is optimizing "just-in-time" arrivals. From 5 to 7 April 2017, the KLU is organizing a three-day workshop in Hamburg's HafenCity to focus on these and other Supply Chain 4.0 technologies.
The involvement of Lufthansa Technik AG, Kühne + Nagel and DPD means three of the industry's leading companies are on board to help Bachelor students get to grips with the latest technologies. Through a combination of lectures, presentations, case studies, group work and discussions, participants will address all the key issues in depth and seek to answer the most pressing questions. What process optimization potential do the new technologies deliver? Where can new technologies be used to boost flexibility? How do we capture and analyze data to improve supply chain processes? And what benefits can the new technologies bring for customers?
The workshop will be led by three professors undertaking research at the KLU into how digital systems are changing logistics and supply chain management: Asvin Goel, Associate Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Dimka Karastoyanova, Associate Professor of Data Science and Business Intelligence, and André Ludwig, Associate Professor of Computer Science in Logistics.