Current research and publications at the Chair of Production and Logistics

The Chair of Production and Logistics addresses central topics in Supply Chain Management (SCM), such as methods for decision support in Production and Logistics Management. Research, teaching, and transfer activities focus on planning and optimization models for improving resource and cost efficiency, as well as competitiveness in companies and value chains (Sustainability/Triple Bottom Line). In addition to traditional efficiency issues, concepts for digitization and virtualization are designed and analyzed in the context of modern business models in the production, trade, and logistics service sectors (Physical Internet/IoT).

Current research and publications of Matthias Klumpp address digital production and logistics systems with the important question of human involvement and interaction, showing e.g. the importance of human-computer-interaction (HCI, e.g. JBL 2019: Logistics Innovation and Social Sustainability: How to Prevent an Artificial Divide in Human-Computer Interaction) as well as the superiority of successful human-robot-teams in production logistics (IJAMT 2019: Production logistics and human-computer interaction-state-of-the-art, challenges and requirements for the future).

In this topical area he is also guest editor of an international special topic forum for the Journal of Business Logistics (download pdf) as well as part of the programme committee for the international logistics conference LDIC 2020 at the University of Bremen.