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Digital Tools for Applications – A Blessing or a Curse for Companies?

Automatic analysis of social media profiles, video interviews, and even chatbots instead of face-to-face job interviews – the...

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Digitale Tools für die Bewerbung – Fluch oder Segen fürs Unternehmen?

Automatische Auswertung von Social-Media-Profilen, Video-Interviews oder sogar Chat-Bots statt persönlicher Vorstellungsgespr...

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Kühne Logistics University New Partner in Fab City Hamburg

Hamburg universities join forces for the city where you can make (almost) everything yourself: Large cities that are complete...

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Operations and Technology

Maria Besiou,
Professor of Humanitarian Logistics profile

  • UN logistics cluster survey: impact of coronavirus on humanitarian supply chains (preliminary results).
  • Bottlenecks in humanitarian aid/health supply chains due to panic buying and impact on epidemic progression - reference to research on Ebola epidemics in Africa (2014-2016 and since 2018; lack of protective equipment for health workers).
  • Research: supply chain management of business and humanitarian organizations, sustainability.
  • Note: Interviews in English

Kai Hoberg,
Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Strategy/Head of Department of Operations and Technology profile

  • Impact of the crisis on drug supply chains
  • Demand planning in the face of unprecedented demand shifts
  • Publication:
    3D Printing Supports Fight Against Covid-19 (Link)
    Ramping up face mask supply to fight Covid-19 (Link)
  • Research: strategy, design, management; operations management, supply chain technology innovation.

Rod Franklin,
PhD, Professor of Logistics Practice/Academic Director of Executive Education profile

  • Risk planning for the future: Avoiding the next black swan event
  • Note: Interviews in English

Henrik Leopold,
Associate Professor for Data Science and Business Intelligence profile

  • Process Mining for optimized business processes

André Ludwig,
Associate Professor of Computer Science in Logistics profile

  • Stable IT infrastructure and flexible processes (not only) essential in corona times

Alan McKinnon,
Professor of Logistics profile

  • Impact on logistics systems and global supply chains

Sandra Transchel,
Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management profile

  • Potential of the Corona crisis for cross-company cooperation and resilience, e.g. in the area of supply chain
  • Shifted needs due to home office & school closures and their impact on "hoarding purchases".
  • Research: retail trade (including supply and demand management, procurement and inventory optimization), inventory management perishable foods

Leadership and Management

Dr. Sönke Albers,
Professor of Marketing and Innovation profile

  • Marketing Spending in Times of Recession - Why Investing Pays Off
  • Research: marketing planning, sales and innovation management

Dr. Prisca Brosi,
Associate Professor of Human Resource Management profile

  • Work from home (work-life balance)
  • Communication in a virtual environment (bridging social distance, recognizing and communicating feelings)
  • Challenges and solutions for HR in the Corona crisis: job security, home office, virtual communication and health
  • Publication:
    Can HR cope with corona? (link)
  • Research: human resources and leadership (e.g. digital transformation, influence of emotions and stereotypes)

Dr. Alexander Himme,
Associate Professor of Managerial Accounting profile

  • Impact of the Corona crisis on corporate balance sheets, brand value and intangible assets
  • Possible bursting of the DAX 30 "goodwill" bubble and its consequences
  • Guidance on assessing the financial performance of companies
  • Publication:
    The burst of the DAX 30 goodwill bubble (Link)
  • Research: financial statement analysis, valuation of intangible assets (e.g. brands)

Christian Tröster, PhD,
Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior profile

  • Leadership in times of Corona - How do I adapt my leadership style?
  • Home office and quarantine: How do employees deal with home office and what are the consequences for companies? (study in progress)
  • Publication:
    First study results: How do employees deal with home office in the Corona crisis and what are the implications for companies? (Link)
  • Research: Organizational Behavior

Dr. Niels Van Quaquebeke,
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Head of Department of Leadership and Management profile

  • Remote leadership: How can managers effectively counter the psychological effects of self-isolation and optimise virtual work?
  • What should I bear in mind when dealing with colleagues in the home office?
  • Publication:
    When in self-isolation, how to take good care of you rself (and others) psychologically (Link)
  • Research: Psychology, Leadership, Communication

Logistics from suppliers to retailers  | strategic and modal choices of shippers  | global supply chains  | new technologies such as 3D printing, virtual reality in user interfaces, and process mining  | crisis management | data-driven analytic and optimization methodologies

Dr. Michele Acciaro, Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics, Academic Director of Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) profile

Dr. Maria Besiou, Professor of Humanitarian Logistics, Dean of Research, Academic Director of Center for Humanitarian Logistics and Regional Development (CHORD) profile

Rod Franklin, PhD, Full Professor of Logistics Practice, Academic Director of Executive Education profile

Dr. Hanno Friedrich, Associate Professor of Freight Transportation - Modelling and Policy profile

Dr. Asvin Goel, Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management profile

Dr. Kai Hoberg, Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Strategy & Head of Logistics Department profile

Dr. Henrik Leopold, Associate Professor for Data Science and Business Intelligence profile

Dr. André Ludwig, Associate Professor of Computer Science in Logistics profile

Alan C. McKinnon, PhD, Professor of Logistics profile

Jörn Meissner, PhD, Professor of Supply Chain Management and Pricing Strategy profile

Dr. Sandra Transchel, Professor for Supply Chain and Operations Management profile

Environmental impacts of logistics activities | reduction of environmental impacts with supply chains | decarbonization of logistics | management of waste in the supply chain | circular economy | collaboration with companies, trade bodies and international organizations

Dr. Michele Acciaro, Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics, Director of Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) profile

Dr. Maria Besiou, Professor of Humanitarian, Logistics Dean of Research profile

Dr. Günter Lang, Adjunct Professor of Economics profile

Alan C. McKinnon, PhD, Professor of Logistics profile

Dr. Moritz Petersen, Senior Researcher, Academic Director of Center for Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chains (CSLS) profile

Dr. Dr. h.c. Sönke Albers, Professor of Marketing and Innovation profile

Dr. Christian Barrot, Professor of Marketing and Innovation, Dean of Programs profile

Dr. Jan Becker, Professor of Marketing and Service Management profile

Dr. Hanno Friedrich, Associate Professor of Freight Transportation - Modelling and Policy profile

Dr. Alexander Himme, Associate Professor of Management Accounting profile

Dr. Christina Raasch, Associate Professor for Digital Economy profile

Emotions, values, communication and ethical behavior in leadership  | specificities of the logistics sector | innovation and change through leadership

Dr. Prisca Brosi, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management profile

Dr. Björn Michaelis, Adjunct Professor of Management and Organisation profile

Christian Tröster, PhD, Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior profile

Dr. Niels Van Quaquebeke, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Head of Management Department profile

Logistics in humanitarian crises | research, education, and innovation in humanitarian aid | leadership within humanitarian organizations | leadership in the military | food supply chains

Dr. Michele Acciaro, Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics, Director of Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) profile

Dr. Maria Besiou, Professor of Humanitarian, Logistics Dean of Research profile

Dr. Prisca Brosi, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management profile

Dr. Hanno Friedrich, Associate Professor of Freight Transportation - Modelling and Policy profile

Dr. Sandra Transchel, Professor for Supply Chain and Operations Management profile

Dr. Niels Van Quaquebeke, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Head of Management Department profile

Digitalization and sustainability in shipping and container transport | maritime transportation | port management | wind propulsion in shipping

Dr. Michele Acciaro, Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics, Director of Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) profile

KLU in the media

KLU Professor Christian Barrot describes what will drive the future of supply chain education

22 September 2021, trans.info

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Scotland’s lorry driver shortage: Image problem at heart of malaise

4 September 2021, The Scotsman

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Teamwork im LKW

30 August 2021, Trucker

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Wissenschaft: KLU forscht zum Thema Kreislaufwirtschaft in der Stadt

24 August 2021, Logistik Heute

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Zwei Fahrer pro Lkw? Das steckt hinter der Idee

24 August 2021, Die Welt

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Experte über Fragen zu guter Unternehmensführung: „Die meisten Managerbewertungen sind Quatsch“

23 August 2021, Handelsblatt (Paywall)

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