PhD School of Logistics 2021

What to expect? Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

The Blockchain Era begins!

What to expect? Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

Blockchain will change the world of Logistics!

What to expect? Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

HOW BLOCKCHAIN WILL CHANGE THE WORLD OF LOGISTICS

PhD School of Logistics 2021
July 19-23, 2021
Digitally

Networks works digitally

Participants from different countries and disciplines, international scientists and experts from Fraunhofer IML work together intensively for one week. Theory becomes practice. This year’s Summer School of the Graduate School of Logistics will take place from July 19-23, 2021 digitally.

Following the mission statement of the Graduate School of Logistics, the program provides a balanced mix of theoretical foundations and practical implementation. In addition to keynotes, we offer hands-on workshops and a live case study with a company. You will act in interdisciplinary groups, create new ideas and work on concrete examples from the business world. In preparation for the case we also offer an ideation workshop.

The PhD School of Logistics 2021 is offered in cooperation with Blockchain Europe – the project to establish the European Blockchain Institute.

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What to expect?

Blockchains will fundamentally change the world as we know it in the coming years. They will disrupt entire industries, payment transactions and established processes, and turn familiar business models upside down. Moreover, blockchain is the enabler of the approaching platform economy. Reason enough to focus our PhD School of Logistics on the technology, its possibilities and the enormous potential for benefits and transformation.

Our scientific experts will introduce you to different facets of Blockchain: What are key technical developments? What does a Blockchain architecture look like? How are systems designed with Blockchain and new business models built with Blockchain? In our live case study, you will work on a concrete problem from practice and find suitable solution concepts with Blockchain using what you have learned and in interdisciplinary groups. As always, the best solution concept will be awarded a prize.

Drill deeper

Let’s start a journey and get deeper into the topic. What is Blockchain? What does it mean for logistics? What are key technical developments? And why are Smart Contracts important for the realization of  a plattform oeconomy like the Silicon Economy?

Mission Statement

Following the mission statement of the Graduate School of Logistics, the program provides a balanced mix of theoretical foundations and practical implementation. In addition to keynotes, we offer hands-on workshops and a live case study with a company. You will act in interdisciplinary groups, create new ideas and work on concrete examples from the business world. In preparation for the case we also offer an ideation workshop.

Participants from different countries and disciplines, international scientists and experts from Fraunhofer IML work together intensively for one week. Theory becomes practice. This year’s Summer School of the Graduate School of Logistics will take place from July 19-23, 2021 digitally.

Transfer

The focus is on scientific methods and the transfer to your dissertation project. Logistics is an interdisciplinary science. That’s why we work together with engineers, computer scientists, economists and data scientists. Together we will shape the future of logistics science.

 

For PhD students

  • You are a PhD student in logistics or in related fields (computer science, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, business administration, Statistics, Data Science, …)
  • You want to learn from international scientists.
  • You want to be a member of an important logistics network.
  • You are interested in a program with scientific and practical aspects.

 

Be part of the PhD School of Logistics!

This year’s topics:

  • Kick Off Blockchain Era
  • The Essence of Blockchain
  • Blockchain key technical development
  • Blockchain Architecture
  • Blockchain Systems
  • Blockchain in Supply Chain Management
  • Blockchain & Smart Contracts
  • Ideation during dissertation process

Programme:

Live Case Study

This year, in cooperation with the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences and Lamb Weston/Meijer, we are offering our Live Case Study “Blockchain & Supply Chain Management”. In interdisciplinary teams, you will identify practical solution concepts based on a concrete question posed by the company. You will present your concepts on the final day of the Summer School and the best team will receive a prize.

This year’s Summer school case will focus on the European supply chain of french fries, from potatoes growers to consumption. In this field Supply chains are confronted with several challenges, from temperature control to food safety, sustainability and certifications. Managing information, physical flow and financing opportunities at the same time opens up several opportunities for different Blockchain use cases that require challenging current business processes as well as develop state-of-the-art technological, industrial and managerial solutions.

 

Register here

Please let us know your motivation for participating (2.000 characters in registration form). We will check your registration and will inform you about your admission by email.

Your registration is binding!

The participation fee is 175 Euro (+VAT). You will receive an invoice after the event.

For any further questions don’t hesitate to contact phdschool@gsoflog.de.

Event Package

All those who register bevor July 7, 2021 will receive an Event Package. We will provide you with delicacies from Germany and the Ruhr Area.

Certificate

Doctoral students who actively participate in all formats will receive a certificate of successful participation in the Summer School upon completion of the Summer School and payment of the fee for expenses.

 

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