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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Clausen

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Clausen, born 1964 in Düsseldorf, studied computer sciences at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and graduated at TU Dortmund University.

After having worked as scientific employee, he became head of the Traffic Logistics department at Fraunhofer IML. Subsequently, he worked for Deutsche Post AG as project manager for logistics and later on as managing director of the subsidiary IPP Paketbeförderung GmbH in Austria. In July 1999, he joined Amazon.de in Bad Hersfeld and, finally, he became European Operations Director at Amazon.com before he returned to Fraunhofer IML on February, 1, 2001 as one of the directors of the Institute. At the same time he started his work as the director of the Institute of Transport Logistics. From July 2002 until July 2005 Prof. Clausen was dean of the faculty of mechanical engineering at TU Dortmund University and from July 2005 until August 2008 he was vice dean of the very same faculty.

Today, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Clausen is director of the Institute of Transport Logistics at TU Dortmund University and director of Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Boltze

Civil engineer by profession, Prof. Dr. Manfred Boltze became a research associate and obtained his doctoral degree for a study on optimal cycle times in Traffic Signal Control for Road Networks from TU Darmstadt in 1988. After working as Head of the Department of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering for Albert Speer & Partner in Frankfurt he was appointed chair of the Institute for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at TU Darmstadt in 1997. Since his appointment, the institute's activities cover, among others, interdisciplinary research fields such as environmentally induced traffic signal control, freight transport demand management, traffic and health or sustainable road freight traffic. He was one of the initiators of the interdisciplinary research project “Dynamo PLV” which is the nucleus of the ICPLT conference series.


Prof. Dr. Ralf Ebert

Prof. Dr. Ralf Elbert is Professor and chair of Management and Logistics at TU Darmstadt since 2011. From 2009 to 2011 he held an assistant professorship at TU Berlin for Logistics Services and Transportation. His research focusses on the management and planning of transportation networks (especially intermodal transportation networks),specifically on the analysis of freight mode choice decisions, efficiency improvements by information sharing and measures for increasing utilization of transport capacities. Further research fields are warehouse management and the integration of human factors in intralogistics systems as well as the management of logistics and production networks. Simulation modeling is the preferred research method throughout most of his work.


Prof. Dr. Michael Henke

Prof. Dr. Michael Henke is Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Dortmund and holds the Chair in Enterprise Logistics (LFO) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Dortmund University. Furthermore, he is Adjunct Professor for Supply Chain Management at the School of Business and Management of Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland.
His research focuses inter alia on Management of Industrie 4.0 and Platform Economy, Blockchain and Smart Contracts, Financial Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Doing this he is combining his practical experience from entrepreneurial practice and his extensive knowledge from research.
Michael Henke studied Brewing and Beverage Technology (Dipl.-Ing.) and gained his doctorate and habilitation in Business and Economics at Technical University of Munich, Germany. During and after his habilitation, he worked for the Supply Management Group SMG in St. Gallen, Switzerland. From 2007 until 2013 he was active in teaching and research as a professor at EBS European Business School.

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Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel is a full professor and holds the Chair of Materials Handling and Warehousing at TU Dortmund University. At the same time, he is Managing Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics and Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering, both in Dortmund. He is also board member of BITKOM, member of acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering), BVL and Logistics Hall of Fame and founding member of WGTL (Scientific Association of Technical Logistics). He published more than 400 papers and more than a dozen books.