Research Projects

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Research Projects

Find the projects you are interested in by using the filter (or search field) to select them by subject or person (or status).

Fab City: Decentralized, Digital Production for Urban Value Creation - Subproject on "Supply Chain and Operations Management"


Prof. Dr. Kai Hoberg (Kühne Logistics University - KLU), Robin Kabelitz-Bock (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

This subproject focuses on the impact of 3D printing on the Circular Economy and regionalization of supply chains. It aims to implement a living lab ("Reallabor") in Hamburg to research the business, supply chain, technical, legal, as well as social effects of decentralized, open, and digital production sites.

Creating Value, Infrastructure, Sustainability

Hypernetwork of German Logistics (HeGeL) - Exploiting the Potential of Hypernetworks in Freight Transport and Logistics


Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

Although the global transport volume is constantly increasing, and international logistics is often carried out across several networks or even intermodally, there is still a lack of transparency in the transport market. A structured procedure for the representation of logistical hypernetworks is developed for a large dataset by means of supplementary scientific methods. The resulting transparency of the transport market enables better efficiency planning and more effective optimization of transport in terms of costs, sustainability and resilience. The new data offers opportunities for new services in the transport sector.

Transport Logistics, Sustainability

Fab City: Decentralized Digital Innovation Processes for Urban Value Creation - Subproject on "Citizen Innovation"


Prof. Dr. Christina Raasch (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

How can citizens be included in the generation of ideas? This project study how citizens help create ideas (Ideation), evaluate others' ideas (Evaluation), and implement those ideas judged best (Implementation).  It accompanies the FabCity innovation challenges and aim to expand our understanding of decetralized digital innovation processes. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Defense (Bundesministerium der Verteidigung BMVg).

Digital Transformation, Creating Value

Automated process weakness identification based on social media posts


Prof. Dr. Henrik Leopold (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

Process mining techniques, which reconstruct how processes are executed, can provide valuable input for process improvement initiatives but do not automatically identify concrete process weaknesses. Identifying such weaknesses still requires the extensive involvement of domain experts. At the same time, process problems experienced by customers are frequently shared on social media platforms. The goal of this project is, therefore, to address the problem of the manual work in the context of process improvement by developing techniques that automatically link process weaknesses described in social media posts to specific events from event logs, and rank the aligned weaknesses, so that they can effectively serve as input for process improvement.

Digital Transformation

FoodDecide - Digital Technologies for Food Safety Decision Support


Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

The agriculture- and food sector is among the three most important sectors of Montenegro’s economy, contributing a significant share to the Gross Domestic Product (8% in 2018). However due to delays in legal framework activities there has been partial dis-functioning of the food safety system, which lacks the science-based support necessary for the protection of the population’s health. FoodDecide's vision is to develop efficient open source decision support software for Montenegrin food business operators and governmental agencies supporting food safety and disease outbreak investigations.

Food Logistics, Sustainability

Contract-based coordination of multi-stage fresh food supply chains to reduce food waste


Prof. Dr. Sandra Transchel (Kühne Logistics University - KLU), Nina Mayer (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

Food waste, from harvest losses to consumption losses at the end consumer, happens along the whole supply chain. This project, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), is to investigate to what extent contract mechanisms between individual actors in food supply chains (e.g., farmers, food producers, and retailers) can better coordinate the trade-off between profit orientation and sustainable demand planning , by influencing company-specific planning calculations. The overarching goal is to identify contract structures that align planning decisions and reduce the amount and distribution of food waste in a sustainable way throughout the entire supply chain.

Food Logistics, Sustainability

Idea evaluation in open, "democratized" innovation


Prof. Dr. Christina Raasch (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

This research program focuses on the evaluation of ideas for new products or processes. While past research has mainly focused on idea creation, more recent research has recognized the importance of idea evaluation and selection in research and practice. Any mode of organizing for innovation can only succeed if ideas are effectively vetted such that ultimately the best ideas are selected for implementation. Being key to organizational performance, idea evaluation deserves a prominent role in economics and management research.

Digital Transformation

WASP - Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion


Prof. Dr. Michele Acciaro (Copenhagen Business School (CBS))

This project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is to investigate and promote the application of Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) technologies. It aims to promote the development and adoption of products, services and processes to accelerate a greening of the North Sea Region and to run WASP technology real life trials on sea going ships in operation, showcase proven concepts, market adoption, and thus support green(er) sea transport.

Sustainability, Maritime Logistics, Environment, Transport Logistics

The Green Shipping Project Governance and Innovation for a Sustainable Maritime Supply Chain


Prof. Dr. Michele Acciaro (Copenhagen Business School (CBS)), Michael Stein (Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL))

Sea transport is relatively under-investigated in the business management, political economy and global governance literatures. The Green Shipping research network aims to address this knowledge gap. The overall goal is to advance knowledge and understanding towards the progressive governance of sustainable maritime transport and the accelerating “green shipping” trend.

Creating Value, Environment, Maritime Logistics, Sustainability, Transport Logistics

CREAToR: Collection of raw materials, Removal of flAme reTardants and Reuse of secondary raw materials


Prof. Dr. Moritz Petersen (Kühne Logistics University - KLU), Prof. Dr. Moritz Petersen (Kühne Logistics University - KLU), Moritz Jäger-Roschko (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

CREAToR (funded by the European Commissions EASME-Program) aims to contribute to a circular economy by removing hazardous, bromine-containing flame-retardants from waste streams. The project is set to implement ways to collect secondary raw materials, identify the presence of hazardous flame retardants, remove these contaminants from the materials and finally reuse the materials. While the project’s main focus is on developing and advancing process technology, logistics plays a major role for successfully collecting suitable amounts of waste. The project develops logistics concepts for CREAToR.

Creating Value, Environment, Sustainability, Logistics