Institute of Business Logistics and General Management

Institute of Business Logistics and General Management


Ladies and gentlemen,

We would like to welcome you to the new website of the Institute of Business Logistics and General Management at the TU Hamburg-Harburg.

We hope that you will be able to find the information you are looking for - be it about our institute or research. In case you are interested in a cooperation or if you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Kersten
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Blecker


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Mitigating the Effects of Emergencies in Baltic Sea Region Ports (HAZARD)

Ports, terminals and storage facilities are often located close to residential areas, thus potentially exposing a large number of people to the consequences of accidents. The HAZARD project deals with these concerns by bringing together rescue services, other authorities, logistics operators and established knowledge partners.

Network Structure as an Enabler for Efficient Knowledge Transfer in Seaports

Network structure plays an important role in the knowledge transfer among different organizations and entities (Reagans and McEvily 2003, p. 245). Different actors within a network can solve different, but interconnected problems (Lazer and Friedman 2007, p. 689). Strong ties within the network increases the degree of cooperation and visibility among its members. Therefore, knowledge transfer can utilize the network structure to strengthen the cooperation among stakeholders of a seaport.


Literature Review of Knowledge Risk Management


Knowledge management is an approach that seeks to add or create value by leveraging the know-how and experience within and outside of an organization (Ruggles 1998, p. 80). The usage of Knowledge Management (KM) in the improvement of Risk Management (RM) processes is a significant research area that has not been intensively addressed up to now (Alhawari et al. 2012, p. 50).  Risk managers as well as core stakeholders who work in risk management could improve their capabilities and skills by applying a knowledge-based approach.


Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Hamburg

Due to the advancing digitalization and the trend towards Industry 4.0, small and medium enterprises (SME) are forced to implement measures to adapt to the accompanying changes. In that process, the companies are often missing sufficient information, how to proceed in this transformation. Also, implementation projects that could showcase good practices with the potential to work as demonstration material, are missing.


Studentische Mitarbeiter im Themenbereich "Digitalisierung / Industrie 4.0" gesucht

Zu den Tätigkeiten gehören:

  • Mitarbeit an aktuellen Forschungsthemen in den Bereichen Digitalisierung, Industrie 4.0, Supply Chain Management und Logistik
  • Recherchearbeiten, Datenanalysen, Verfassen von wissenschaftlichen Kurztexten, Erstellung von Präsentationen, Mitwirken in Workshops

Voraussetzungen sind:

Bibliometric Analysis of Risk Management in Seaports


Seaports play an essential role in global supply chains. Many companies rely on seaborne transport to deliver goods and supplies to other nodes in their supply chain network. High levels of uncertainty charachterize operations in seaports. Incidents and accidents in such ports may lead to service delays, port closure as well as damage to people, property and the environment. Therefore, risk management in seaports plays an important role in mitigating and preventing possible accidents and disruptions.



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