The optional Ph.D. seminar will be held on the 11 October 2017 for doctoral candidates in cooperation with the Kühne Logistics University. The seminar is currated by Prof. Dr. Kai Hoberg (Supply Chain and Operations Strategy, Kühne Logistics University) in workshop form.

The aim of the workshop is to promote an understanding of new research opportunities in logistics and supply chain management that arise due to digitization. These opportunities relate, for example, to additive manufacturing, IoT, analytics and new business models driven by digital technology. The proposed methodologies focus on modeling and empirical research. The workshop is conducted under the guidance of experienced researchers. The get-together is also meant as a networking opportunity and a reduced-rate access to the conference for those young researchers that are not yet ready to submit a full paper.