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).

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

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

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

Marketing of hedonic media products in the age of digital social media, Phase 2: Needmining – Analysis of social networks for targeted product development

Prof. Dr. Christian Barrot (Kühne Logistics University - KLU), Oliver Ettrich (KLU Kühne Logistics University)

Funding phase two builds upon the findings of the first funding phase, which investigated targeted marketing communication with social networks in the early phases after product launch of hedonic media products such as books, computer games or music. This project looks at the time before product launch to investigate methods of quantitative support for the ideation and product development phases. Existing text mining approaches are to be refined and extended, enabling automated Needmining, i.e. a quantitative, objective representation of potential customer needs. This datafication of the ideation- and product development phase is to be established, so that quantitatively collected, qualitatively edited wishes, filtered out of the communication of the potential customers can be used as decision support instead of biased instinct and creativity.

Creating Value, Marketing

Distribution of hedonic media products, Phase 2: Impact of social media and usage frequency of media content on its marketing by platform providers

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Sönke Albers (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

Hedonic media products (HMP) are increasingly marketed via platforms such as Netflix (movies), Spotify (music), and Skoobe (books) that offer large assortments for streaming as flat fee subscriptions. Among other subjects in funding phase two, this project will analyze whether music labels or artists should rather sell their physical CDs or downloads of songs exclusively for a while or whether they should offer their songs on Spotify either at the same time, delayed or never. The question extends to whether the offering via these platforms is profitable at all.

Creating Value

Security in Food Production and Logistics with Distributed Ledger Technology - NutriSafe

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

The greater scope of NutriSafe (funded by the German Federal Ministry for Research and Education) is to ensure the security of food production and logistics via "Distributed Ledger Technology" (DLT). This sub project uses exemplarily work out of the Hamburg Region. It aims to analyze the resiliency of the food supply chain and explore the potential of increasing transprency in regional food supply with the implementation of DLT into practice. This is further examined through knowledge transfer via consumer experiments.

Digital Transformation, Environment, Food Logistics, Sustainability

Internet of Food and Farm 2020

Prof. Rod Franklin, PhD (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

How can the Internet of Things (IoT) secure sufficient, safe and healthy food and strengthen competitiveness of farming and food chains in Europe? It is expected that the project, funded by the European Community, will pave the way for data-driven farming, autonomous operations, virtual food chains and personalized nutrition for European citizens.

Digital Transformation, Food Logistics, Environment, Sustainability

Accelerating the Path Towards Physical Internet - SENSE

Prof. Rod Franklin, PhD (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

The SENSE project objective is to accelerate the path towards the Physical Internet (PI), so that advanced pilot implementations of the PI concept are well functioning and extended in industry practice by 2030, and hence contribute to at least 30 % reduction in congestion, emissions and energy consumption. The project is funded by the European Community.

Sustainability, Digital Transformation, Transport Logistics, Environment

HANSEBLOC: Hanseatische Blockchain-Innovationen für Logistik und Supply Chain Management

Dr. Moritz Petersen (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

Traditionally, transport and logistics companies have exchanged documents, waybills and customs documents in paper form or, more recently, through various digital means such as email. However, the lack of an integrated software solution, due to the large number of companies involved, causes errors and does not protect records against tampering. The HANSEBLOC project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF) aims to develop prototypes of such an integrated system using blockchain technology.

Creating Value, Digital Transformation

Smart Urban Retail Services – Integrated Service System for Crosschannel-Trade in the Cities of the Future (SURTRADE)

Prof. Dr. André Ludwig (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

The project is designed to help the retail sector meet the needs of urban customers and their environments. In the future, actual product-offering will no longer solely be the physical product, but the combination of the product and a number of related services, including logistics services.

Digital Transformation, Logistics, Retailing

SMart Event ForeCast for Seaports (SMECS)

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

In order to counteract disruptions in the transport process at seaports, the actors involved must be proactively informed about the disruption and the new estimated time of arrival. So far, however, there is a lack of comprehensive forecasting models, which can estimate the new times of arrival on the basis of planned and actual data. The SMECS research project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) will provide this estimation and support actors in their decisions. Initially, the project will focus on container transport on rail and will be extended to other modes of transport later.

Digital Transformation, Infrastructure, Transport Logistics