Managed by its Chairman Prof Werner Delfmann, the Scientific Advisory Board of BVL International – The Global Supply Chain Network, published the position paper »Logistik als Wissenschaft – zentrale Forschungsfragen in Zeiten der vierten industriellen Revolution« (Logistics as a science – key questions in the times of the fourth industrial revolution) dealing with the re-orientation of logistics as a discipline and a science in times of Industry 4.0. The authors include Prof Dr Michael ten Hompel, Managing Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, Dortmund.

The position paper takes up substantial research questions about digital logistics and invites people to discuss, design and further develop new disciplines. The eleven research questions in total are divided into the two areas »Structural and Methodical Change by Logistics 4.0« and »Logistics as a Socio-Technical System«. These topics include, for example »Mechanical Responsibility«, »Share Economy« or qualifications and competencies for Logistics 4.0.

You can find the position paper here.