Digitalisation and Industry 4.0, the Management of the flows of goods along the value and supply chain (supply chain management), mobility and traffic concepts as well as job profiles in logistics are the thematic priorities of the Logistics Management Conference 2017, taking place from 20th until 22nd September at the University of Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 17. The visitors can expect almost 40 academic lectures as well as best-practice examples from business.
Functioning logistics ensures the availability of goods and is an essential prerequisite for the future of German industry: without logistics no consumption, no collaborative production and no disposal of waste. Moreover, logistics is labour-intensive and thus an essential job motor.
In order to be prepared for the coming challenges in the planning, organisation and control of logistical transfer processes in view of the increasingly complex and dynamic supply chains, a close exchange between science and practice is elementary. This is also reflected in the range of topics at the conference.
Along with the academic lectures, three reputable keynote speakers were able to be attracted to the conference: Dorothea Küttner will be giving a talk in her plenary lecture on 20th September on practical experience in innovation processes for the logistics service provider LGI Logistics Group International. On 21st September Professor Dr. Gilles Paché from the University of Aix-Marseille will be speaking about logistics research from a French point of view before Beate Teller from Transport Robert Bosch GmbH will be reporting more on logistics at Bosch.
Further highlights of the conference will be the awards of two conference prizes. The best conference contribution of the LM 2017 will be considered for the Bosch prize. The LGI young talent prize will honour the best contribution by doctoral students.
Professor Dr. Rudolf Large, University of Stuttgart, Chair for General Business Administration, Logistics and Procurement Management, Tel.: 0711 685-83422, Email