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Knowledge Nugget #37: Metaverse

Knowledge Nugget #37: Metaverse

Metaverse is a kombination of the words meta and universe. Meta loosely translated stands for the next level/the next dimension and universe for the totality of space, time, matter and energy. But in fact, this is not an astrophysical concept, but the future of the...

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Summer School 2022

Summer School 2022

After two Corona-related digital summer schools, the Graduate School of Logistics once again offered an on-site event from July 4-8. It remained true to its motto - one week, concentrated logistics know-how. Following the guiding principle of application-oriented...

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Interdisciplinary Summer School takes place in July

Interdisciplinary Summer School takes place in July

After two Corona years, the 7th PhD School of Logistics - the Graduate School of Logistics' summer school - is back live and in person. From July 4-8, 2022, the focus will be on "How To: The New Supply Chain Management - Digital, Resilient, Sustainable Supply...

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Forecasts: Better than an oracle

Forecasts: Better than an oracle

The desire to catch a glimpse of the future is probably as old as the awareness of time itself. For thousands of years, people have used a variety of methods to know today what will happen tomorrow. One example is Alexander the Great, who sought out the Oracle of...

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A new supply chain management is needed

A new supply chain management is needed

Three years ago, no one would have imagined that today we would not be able to use our car for two weeks because the spare part is not available. No one would have thought that in this age of digitization, supermarket store shelves would be empty. Logistics has moved...

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It only goes forward, not back!

It only goes forward, not back!

The new year has started and even if it feels like nothing has changed, so much has changed. We are facing the challenges of new supply chain management, sustainable strategies and a new world of work. In the midst of this...

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Knowledge Nugget #33: Sustainability

Knowledge Nugget #33: Sustainability

What does sustainability even mean in times of digital change? The fact, there are many definitions, numerous discussions, and the world probably agrees that we will not come to a consensus on this topic. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were published back in...

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Knowledge Nugget #32: Forecasting

Knowledge Nugget #32: Forecasting

Forecastings or prognoses are nothing else than predictions on certain target variables, other operationally relevant influencing variables or economic variables to improve planning. These are based on past and current data that are methodically analyzed and linked....

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Here’s to a good year 2022

Here’s to a good year 2022

A new year promises new luck, as the saying goes. We don't rely on luck, but believe that a skillful strategy and the necessary doer mentality bring success. Doing makes you happy, which is why we will continue in 2022 with fresh ideas, well thought-out concepts, new...

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New sponsor Merck KGaA

New sponsor Merck KGaA

Merck KGaA is a German company in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and is sponsoring a first fellowship in the Graduate School of Logistics starting January 1, 2022. The focus of the joint research and development work is on simulation-based planning and...

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Sustainability: topical or greenwashing?

Sustainability: topical or greenwashing?

This is the question we will discuss together with industry and academia at the upcoming New Year's Reception 2022 of the Graduate School of Logistics. On January 27, starting at 3 p.m., everyone is invited to start the year together with us. The agenda includes an...

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Knowledge Nugget #31: Hyperledger

Knowledge Nugget #31: Hyperledger

Hyperledger is another blockchain platform. This platform focuses less on digital currencies and more on open source blockchain approaches and tools for collaborative further development by the community. The project was founded in 2015 by the Linux Foundation and has...

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Knowledge Nugget #30: Gas

Knowledge Nugget #30: Gas

Gas? That's what we use for heating! That's true, but the term has taken on another meaning through blockchainplatforms Transactions on the Ethereumnetwork incur fees, and this is the so-called gas price, as gas is the fuel for transactions. Gas is therefore not used...

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Knowledge Nugget #29: Ethereum

Knowledge Nugget #29: Ethereum

Ethereum is a blockchain platform on which smart contracts can be executed. The cryptocurrency on this platform is Ether. All transactions on the platform incur fees, which are expressed in gas(-prices) and in the unit Gwei. Ethereum was developed back in 2015 and has...

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Knowledge Nugget #28: Cloud Computing

Knowledge Nugget #28: Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a technical term that is often referred to as "the cloud" in everyday language. In principle, it all revolves around the provision of computer resources such as servers, storage, databases, network components or software via the Internet. Instead of...

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Knowledge Nugget #27: SCRUM

Knowledge Nugget #27: SCRUM

SCRUM is a process model of project and product management and was originally used primarily in agile software development. Over the years, the model has found its way into many business areas and is now used in the implementation of numerous projects and...

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New scholarship with Infineon

New scholarship with Infineon

Doing a doctorate in three years, on topics from industrial practice and in a comprehensive scientific network? This is possible - with a scholarship from Infineon Technologies AG at the Graduate School of Logistics (GSofLog) in Dortmund. You can expect an innovative,...

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Knowledge Nugget #26: Agile Working

Knowledge Nugget #26: Agile Working

The model of "agile working" describes a modern and open working environment. The basic prerequisites for successful implementation are employees working on their own responsibility, transparent communication, a clear mission statement for orientation, open feedback...

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Knowledge Nugget #25: Open Innovation

Knowledge Nugget #25: Open Innovation

Open Innovation stands for an open innovation process. Instead of innovating internally within the company or organization, external stakeholders from the innovation ecosystem and beyond are involved. Stakeholders include, for example, customers, research institutes...

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New Sponsor: Infineon Technologies AG

New Sponsor: Infineon Technologies AG

The new sponsor of the purely industry-financed, application-oriented doctoral model of the Graduate School of Logistics is Infineon Technologies AG. In the future, the stock corporation will expand its research and development through an individual scholarship in...

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Knowledge Nugget #24: Ökosystem

Knowledge Nugget #24: Ökosystem

The term ecosystem comes from the natural sciences and describes a community of different organisms in interaction and their environment or habitat. In the recent past, however, the term has also been widely used in business. In the sense of an innovation ecosystem,...

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Knowledge Nugget #23: Business Intelligence

Knowledge Nugget #23: Business Intelligence

Business intelligence is a term that has undergone multiple transformations since the 1960s. Sixty years ago, it stood for a system that enabled the sharing of information across the entire company. In the age of digitalization and on the way to smart factories or the...

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TheTen: 10 Reasons for cooperative Research and Development

TheTen: 10 Reasons for cooperative Research and Development

There are numerous reasons why companies of all sizes should invest in research and development and why cooperation with research institutions and initiatives is particularly useful. We have summarized ten reasons. 1 Not a question but a must! Research and development...

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Knowledge Nugget #22: Big Data

Knowledge Nugget #22: Big Data

At its core, the term Big Data describes an enormous amount of structured and/or unstructured data that is too large, too complex, or too fast-moving to examine using simple or manual analysis techniques. However, the term has been used in a variety of ways in recent...

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