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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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:

Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Digital Transformation Opportunities

More than twenty-five years ago, the Global Supply Chain Network (BVL) launched the study series “Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management”. Since then, the project has produced information about future developments and possible courses of action, so that it functions as a leading source for logistics and supply chain management experts.

Bibliometric Analysis of Using Game Elements in Non-gaming contexts (Gamification)

In view of current trends like Digitalization and Industry 4.0, the society is expressing needs for new forms of work or learning. Gamification is an umbrella term for the use of game design-elements (rather than full-fledged games) in non-gaming contexts. Gamified systems are usually aiming at increasing user experience, intrinsic motivation and Engagement for work and learning processes.


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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