Supply Chain Management

Papers in the track are invited (but not limited) to address the following questions:

Individual KM

  • Overwhelmed by knowledge – how can/should we cope with increasing availability of knowledge, growing demand for a widening range of knowledge, and apparently accelerating evolution of knowledge?
  • What are challenges of today and tomorrow to logistics practitioners and supply chain managers in individual knowledge acquisition, application, sharing?

KM to support experience-based learning

  • How might companies cope with a potential loss of experience in project-based professions caused by recent and future demographic development? Does KM help?
  • What are promising approaches or best practices in maintaining company experience despite of retiring experts? How knowledge and experience might be directly or indirectly transferred from well-experiences experts to well-trained young professionals?

The role of KM in Industry 4.0 / cyber-physical systems

  • What will be the role of persons after the 4th industrial revolution aiming for directly and automatically connecting products, production facilities and partners in the supply chain?
  • Which role KM will (or will have to) play in industrial systems of the future – enabler, supporter, book-keeper/reporter?

Logistics and supply chain KM in cases: (practical experiences and there theoretical background)

  • What are successful (or even unsuccessful) KM implementations in logistics companies/organizations and/or supply chains?
  • What are best practices to be shared, what are problems or challenges to be aware of?
  • Are there sectoral or national studies on the role of knowledge in logistics services and companies or alongside supply chains/networks?

We will be also glad to provide a platform for discussing your specific needs for KM in logistics and your specific problems in implementing KM in a logistics/supply chain background.


Track Chair

Gaby Neumann
Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, Germany