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Embracing the Potentials of Intermodal Transport in Ethiopia: Strategies to Facilitate Export-Led Growth

Nitsche, Benjamin (2021-02-18)

Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and by 2025 Ethiopia aims to become the manufacturing hub of Africa. To maintain growth, the Ethiopian government heavily supports industrial development in different industry sectors. However, Ethiopia is still a developing, low-income country that has to overcome several barriers in order to attract foreign companies to become a ...

Conceptualizing and capturing digital transformation’s customer value – a logistics and supply chain management perspective

Junge, Anna Lisa (2020)

This thesis aims to add knowledge that contributes to answering the question of how digital transformation technologies can contribute to increasing customer value in logistics and supply chain management (L&SCM), and how manufacturing companies can mindfully use them. The output of the thesis is an architectural framework that proposes performance components, approaches and methodologies that ...

Fields of action for designing measures to avoid food losses in logistics networks

Kleineidam, Julia (2020-07-29)

The literature contains many analyses of measures against food loss. However, there exists no structured analysis of the objective of these measures. This study employs a systematic literature analysis and open expert interviews, combining the perspectives of science and practice. For each analyzed case, we identified the objectives behind the implemented measures. Using qualitative clustering,...

Decrypting the Belt and Road Initiative: Barriers and Development Paths for Global Logistics Networks

Nitsche, Benjamin (2020-11-02)

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious infrastructure and development project promoting sustainable economic growth through facilitating prosperous trade across Eurasia and Africa; however, its potential remains underexploited. Logistics networks along BRI routes face several challenges that hinder efficient operations. In addition, although uncertain of how the initiative will deve...

Explaining the competitive advantage generated from Analytics with the knowledge-based view: the example of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Herden, Tino T. (2019-12-11)

The purpose of this paper is to provide a theory-based explanation for the generation of competitive advantage from Analytics and to examine this explanation with evidence from confirmatory case studies. A theoretical argumentation for achieving sustainable competitive advantage from knowledge unfolding in the knowledge-based view forms the foundation for this explanation. Literature about the ...

Managing supply chain analytics - guiding organizations to execute analytics initiatives in logistics and supply chain management

Herden, Tino T. (2020)

This doctoral thesis seeks to contribute to research on the managerial aspects of Analytics in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management by conducting four individual research studies and an extensive synopsis of their results. The goal of this thesis is to provide managers in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with means and insights to manage Analytics initiatives in their organiz...

Overcoming Barriers in Supply Chain Analytics—Investigating Measures in LSCM Organizations

Herden, Tino T. ; Nitsche, Benjamin ; Gerlach, Benno (2020-02-26)

While supply chain analytics shows promise regarding value, benefits, and increase in performance for logistics and supply chain management (LSCM) organizations, those organizations are often either reluctant to invest or unable to achieve the returns they aspire to. This article systematically explores the barriers LSCM organizations experience in employing supply chain analytics that contribu...

Mapping domain characteristics influencing Analytics initiatives: The example of Supply Chain Analytics

Herden, Tino T. (2020-02-11)

Purpose: Analytics research is increasingly divided by the domains Analytics is applied to. Literature offers little understanding whether aspects such as success factors, barriers and management of Analytics must be investigated domain-specific, while the execution of Analytics initiatives is similar across domains and similar issues occur. This article investigates characteristics of the exec...

Navigating international supply chains

Nitsche, Benjamin ; Verhoeven, Peter ; Lengeling, Joel Cedric (2019)

Future logistics managers will face a multitude of complex tasks and they will be required to develop efficient management concepts at short notice. University teaching – as well as further education – has the ability to prepare those logistics managers for future tasks by enabling them to transfer theoretical knowledge to practical problems. To contribute to more practice-oriented teaching app...

Pathway of digital transformation in logistics

Junge, Anna Lisa ; Verhoeven, Peter ; Reipert, Jan ; Mansfeld, Michael (2019)

The research study “Pathway of Digital Transformation in Logistics” deals with today’s logistics challenges, which are increasing speed and the integration of real-time information for data-driven services, implementing new organizational and leadership structures as well as the need for finding approaches for cooperation with new actors such as start-ups or tech companies. Therefore, the study...

Archetypes of Supply Chain Analytics Initiatives—An Exploratory Study

Herden, Tino T. ; Bunzel, Steffen (2018-05-08)

While Big Data and Analytics are arguably rising stars of competitive advantage, their application is often presented and investigated as an overall approach. A plethora of methods and technologies combined with a variety of objectives creates a barrier for managers to decide how to act, while researchers investigating the impact of Analytics oftentimes neglect this complexity when generalizing...

Examples from Blockchain Implementations in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Exploring the Mindful Use of a New Technology

Verhoeven, Peter ; Sinn, Florian ; Herden, Tino T. (2018-09-11)

In the context of logistics, blockchain can help to increase end-to-end visibility along global supply chains. Thus, it can lead to improved tracking of goods and offer tamper-proof data to build trust among parties. Although a variety of blockchain use cases already exists, not all of them seem to rely on blockchain-specific features, but could rather be solved with traditional technologies. T...

Open Innovation in der Logistik – Entwicklung eines Gestaltungsmodells zum Aufbau eines offenen Innovationsmanagements in logistischen Dienstleistungsuntermnehmen

Reipert, Jan (2019)

In einer zunehmend von Globalisierung und steigender Arbeitsteilung geprägten Welt gewinnt die Effizienz von Wertschöpfungs- und Logistikketten stetig an Bedeutung. Um sich auf ihre Kernkompetenzen konzentrieren zu können, vergeben Industrie und Handel die dafür notwendigen Leistungen zu großen Teilen fremd. Der hohe Konkurrenzdruck im Markt führt dazu, dass der Wettbewerb oftmals über den Prei...

Unravelling the Complexity of Supply Chain Volatility Management

Nitsche, Benjamin (2018)

Managing supply chain volatility (SCV) is often identified as one of the major challenges of modern supply chain management. While research has predominantly focused on describing the multidimensional areas of SCV and its negative impacts, clear guidelines on how to manage SCV for efficiency, and prioritize the areas on which to focus, are sparse. This study seeks to fill this gap in the resear...

Entwicklung eines anwendungsorientierten Gestaltungsansatzes zur Geschäftsmodellinnovation mithilfe von smarten Produkt-Service-Systemen

Mittag, Peter (2019)

Die Industriegesellschaft wandelt sich in eine Informationsgesellschaft. Die allgegenwärtige Digitalisierung verändert die Kommunikationsweisen zwischen Menschen untereinander sowie die Interaktion mit und zwischen Objekten. Gleichzeitig verlieren Sachleistungen und deren Besitz für private und kommerzielle Kunden an Bedeutung. Unternehmen, die in dieser Welt erfolgreich sein wollen, müssen ihr...

Development of an assessment tool to control supply chain volatility

Nitsche, Benjamin (2019)

This doctoral thesis seeks to contribute to research on supply chain volatility by three individual research studies. The goal of the thesis is to develop an assessment tool that enables supply chain managers to critically evaluate the current state of chain volatility of a product’s supply chain. Building on a systematic literature review and insights from two group exercises with supply chain...

Creating Value by Sustainable Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Practices – a Cross-Country Comparison

Campos, Juliana Kucht ; Straube, Frank ; Wutke, Sebastian ; Cardoso, Patricia Alcântara (2017)

Research on the development of multinational companies towards a more sustainable business reveals country specific particularities in this process. In order to build a cross-country collaboration framework, sustainability reports of leading companies from developed and developing countries were analyzed and statistically significant differences identified. The framework contributes to comprehe...

Developing e-commerce logistics in cross-border relation

Ding, Feng (2018)

Through a structured literature review and an exploratory factor analysis, this thesis presents a conceptual framework with 6 key factors composed of 19 indicators, including government, consumer, company, product, operation and partnership, which affecting the development of e-logistics in cross-border relation. Then, a comprehensive competitive strategy is generated based on the framework, in...

Governing for innovation in horizontal service cooperations

Steinicke, Silvia ; Wallenburg, Carl Marcus ; Schmoltzi, Christina (2012)

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to provide insights into the role of governance mechanisms in fostering innovativeness in horizontal service cooperations. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected from 225 horizontal service cooperations in the logistics industry via an online survey. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the empirical data. Findings – The choice of go...

Selecting the right supply chain based on risks

Wieland, Andreas (2013)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a model that enables a company to select the supply chain strategy based on risk probability p (measure of how likely/often a detrimental event occurs) and risk impact i (expression of the significance of a loss when that event occurs). Design/methodology/approach – This paper discusses four supply chain strategies: agility, robustness, resilien...