Supply- Chain- und Netwerkmanagement

© Larissa Horn

Forschungskooperationen Supply- Chain- und Netwerkmanagement

European Doctoral Workshops and scientific conferences in the area of logistics/supply chain management

Cooperation partner: Prof. Dr. Mats Abrahamsson, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden; Prof. Dr. Michael Browne, University of Westminster, London, UK; Prof. Dr. Pietro Evangelista, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy; Prof. Dr. Nathalie Fabbe-Costes, Aix-Marseille University, France; Prof. Dr. René de Koster, Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands; Prof. Dr. Danuta Kisperska-Moron, University of Economics Katowice, Poland; Prof. Dr. Stefan Minner, Technische Universität München, Germany

Prof. Pfohl is head of the ELA Research Committee in Brussels. Annual doctoral workshops have been organized for 19 years. Moderated by 4 professors from European universities, 20 PhD candidates from European universities present and discuss their research projects. Every two years, a scientific congress “ELA Research Congress” is organized, during which professors from various European Universities present their research results on selected subjects and discuss them in panels.


Organization of the “1st Hanoi International Conference of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ILS 2014)”

Cooperation partner: Senior Lecturer Dr. Nguyen Thi Van Ha, Department of Business Administration, University of Transport and Communication, Hanoi, Vietnam

This is the first scientific congress on this subject in Vietnam. In future, it shall take place annually or every two years.


Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Cooperation partner: Prof. Robert Handfield, Director Supply Chain Resource Cooperative Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Conduction of global studies “Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management”. Every three years, such a study is carried out and its results are published. Publication of the last study in 2013.


Cooperation with CDHK

Cooperation partner: School of Economics and Management (SEM) and Sino-German School of Postgraduate Studies (CDHK) of the Tongji-University, Shanghai, China

The cooperation has been in existence since 2000, the year in which the CDHK was founded. Prof. Pfohl cooperates with the Bosch chair for “Global Supply Management” at the CDHK as well as the dean of the SEM, Prof. Dr. Huo. Joint research projects are conducted in three areas of research: International Management (International Added Value, Added Value in Clusters, International Competitiveness of Chinese Companies), Purchase/Procurement (Procurement from “Low Cost” countries, Supplier rating/development, Total Cost of Ownership), and Logistics (City Logistics, Development Phases of Logistics, Infrastructure/Technology of Logistics). Prof. Pfohl and Prof. Huo supervise PhD candidates as part of the Double-Promotion-Program of the Tongji-University and the TU Darmstadt. An average of four students from the Department of Law and Economics write their master’s thesis within the scope of the research projects. Prof. Pfohl regularly offers block courses at the CDHK. Every year, a conference at the CDHK is organized with the Shanghai regional group of the BVL; every two years, a conference at the Fair Transport Logistic in Shanghai is organized.


Cooperation with University of Pannonia

Cooperation partner: Faculty of Business and Economics, Institute of Management, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary

The cooperation with the University of Pannonia in Veszprém, Hungary has existed since 1984. Prof. Pfohl cooperates with Prof. Dr. Zoltán Gaál and Prof. Dr. Lajos Szabó. As well as the annual joint courses taking place since then, research on the subject of International and Cultural Management is conducted in cooperation. This includes, the projects “SMILE – Cultural Management Comparison Germany – Hungary”, “IMAGINE – Management Competences in German-Hungarian Companies”, “Intercultural Management Aspects in E-Business” or “Cultural Integration of Hungarian workers in German Subsidiaries”, to name just a few. Guest stays of research assistants and professors in Veszprém and Darmstadt have an equally long tradition.