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Logistics as a Science - Central Research Questions in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Invited Paper based on the Position Paper of the Scientific Advisory Board of Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL)
 
: Delfmann, Werner; Ten Hompel, Michael; Kersten, Wolfgang; Schmidt, Thorsten; Stölzle, Wolfgang

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Logistics research 11 (2018), Art. 9, 13 S.
ISSN: 1865-035X
ISSN: 1865-0368
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IML ()
Logistics 4.0; Industry 4.0; Decentralization; digitization; Human Collaboration

Abstract
Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 denotes a fundamental change on how production and business in general is perceived and organized. This paper questions the role of logistics within this context and raises a claim for a central role in future. It is a revision of a current position of the Scientific Advisory Board of Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL). Based on the insight that Logistics 4.0 is a crucial element for the implementation of Industry 4.0 three hypotheses are derived. In further elaboration, the paper introduces a total of 11 key research questions that are of central importance to the research community.

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