On June 13, 2016, more than 250 people from industry, academic and public service attend the 3rd Kuehne Foundation China Logistics Day in School of Economy and Management at Tongji University exploring the future of logistics and sharing the new insights, findings of technology, innovative concepts and business models applied in the logistics industry.
The Managing Director of Kuehne Foundation Mr. Martin WILLHAUS makes the opening speech welcoming all the attendants to the event, including the Department Head of German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Mr. Luetjohann; the Senator of City of Bremen, Mr. Guenthner; German Consul General, Mr. Rothen; Swiss Consul General, Mr. Hoffet.
There are 12 guest speakers making excellent speeches in the event. Topics discussed in the event are broad and diversified, covering different stage and functionality of logistics operation from both empirical and analytical point of views.
Prof. Dr. HUO, the Interim Dean of School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, presents a wide range of scientific researches by the logistics faculty in Tongji published in esteemed journals in operations research. The Vice President of Ali Business Logistics Research Center, Mr. Ri SU, presents how Alibaba looks at e-commerce distribution network and smart logistics. The Global Senior Vice President of SAP, Mr. HERO, presents how to transform supply chain into a demand network. The Senior Transport Specialist of World Bank, Ms. Rastogi, shares World Bank’s study of the logistics performance of global connectivity and trade. The guest speakers from Jointown Technology, Bosch, Cargolux, and BVL cover the topics of China pharmaceutical logistics, the reduction of GHG and industry 4.0 driven supply chain/logistics.
The ideas and practices shared in the Kuehne Foundation Logistics Day will be disseminated in the logistics society, which will inspire more research and development of new business models and practices further improving the performance of global logistics efficiency with sustainable approaches.
Thanks to Mr. Michael Klaus Kuehne, the sole donor of Kuehne Foundation, Kuehne Foundation has been organizing annually the “Logistics Day of Kuehne Foundation” at different locations/universities at which the Foundation holds a chair for logistics management. The idea of this event is to create a platform to network for all logistics experts from industries, academia and public service sectors to strengthen the exchange of creative novel ideas and to further promote the education in the field of logistics. 2016 is the 3rd time the Foundation funding China Logistics Day at CDHK/Tongji University Shanghai which is held every two years since 2012.
Source: Tongji SEM