Chair of Logistics

 
 
 
Objectives and mission
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The chair of logistics, in particular mathematical models and methods, was founded as a professorship for the foundation 'Deutsche Wissenschaft' in 1992. The research focus is the analysis, modeling and the solution of complex decision problems in the area of logistics. Projects realized by third-party funds are in the area of transport logistics (e.g. collaborative transportation planning, transportation planning in volatile environments, transportation planning with consideration of breaks and off-times, freight consolidation and its integration in the transportation planning), and manufacturing logistics (e.g. autonomous adaption in machine scheduling, simulation and optimization for hoist scheduling, heuristics for assembly line balancing). These problems generally lead to very complex models which can not be solved exactly even with massive processor usage. Depending on the field of application and its profile both exact and heuristic methods are applied. Mostly meta-heuristics serve as means for developing solution approaches. The central research objective is the development and implementation of extended models for solving complex logistics problems including practice-relevant conditions. The paradigm of autonomously planning and acting agents in logistics processes is used as a superordinated problem solving approach in majority of the projects. Research on autonomous logistics is conducted within the Collaborative Research Centre 637 (CRC 637) "Autonomous Cooperating Logistic Processes - A Paradigm Shift and its Limitations".
 
Research focus
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  • Autonomous adaption of vehicle operation schedules
  • Collaborative vehicle routing and scheduling planning
  • Transportation planning including driving and break times
  • Heuristic methods in logistics
  • Modeling of logistic decision problems
  • Interplant/interfirm transport optimization
  • Freight exchange marketplaces
  • Transportation and production planning
  • Cost modeling of logistic processes
  • Outsourcing of logistic functions
 
Teaching
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  • Logistics
  • Optimization in logistics and revenue management
  • Quantitive methods in business administration
  • Heuristic methods
  • Transportation planning and control
  • Supply chain management
  • Modeling and development of information systems
 
Cooperations
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  • Collaborative vehicle routing and scheduling
    Subproject B9 in the CRC 637 (in cooperation with the Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH at the University of Bremen (BIBA), Bremen, The Center for Computing and Communication Technologies (TZI), Bremen, artificial intelligence research koblenz (AGKI), Bremen, and ComNets, Bremen)
  • Autonomous Adaption of Vehicle Schedules
    Subproject B7 in the CRC 637 (in cooperation with the Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH at the University of Bremen (BIBA), Bremen, The Center for Computing and Communication Technologies (TZI), Bremen, artificial intelligence research koblenz (AGKI), Bremen, and ComNets, Bremen)
 
Memberships
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  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
  • VHB section "Logistics" (WK Logistik)
  • VHB section "Operations Research" (WK OR)
  • VHB section "Business Informatics" (WK WI)
  • German Association for Operations Research (DGOR)
  • Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics (LogDynamics)
  • Scientific commission for social sciences and humanities at the University of Bremen
  • International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) - Working Group 7.6
  • Scientific commission of the University of Bremen
 
Contact
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Kopfer
University of Bremen
Department of Business Studies and Economics (Department 7)

Postal address:
Postfach 330 440
28334 Bremen
Germany

Delivery address:
Wilhelm-Herbst-Straße 5
28359 Bremen
Germany


Telephone.: ++49 - 421 - 218-66921
Fax : ++49 - 421 - 218-66922

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