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Prof. Dr. Harald Gleißner

Department of Cooperative Studies
Professorship for Freight Forwarding and Logistics
Specialist area: Business
Dean of the department of Cooperative Studies, Member of the Academic Senate

T: +49 (0)30 30877-2010
F: +49 (0)30 30877-2019
E: Harald.Gleissner@hwr-berlin.de


Visitor's address
Lichtenberg Campus
Building 5
Room 5.4001/2
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Lichtenberg Campus
Faculty 2
Building 5
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin
Germany

 

Academic and Professional Career

  • Studied Economics at the Pforzheim Business School (now Pforzheim University) and graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration (University of Applied Sciences)
  • Studied Economics at the University for Distance Learning in Hagen and graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration
  • Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at the University of Kassel
  • 1985: Overseas internship at the Bank of Boston International, New York, USA
  • 1987-1989 and 1990-1992: Assistant at the Institute for Innovation and Transfer at the Pforzheim Business School (1992: Member of the founding senate of Pforzheim University)
  • 1989-1990: Research assistant in the research department of the GVB Pforzheim (an association for transport management and logistics)
  • 1989-1992: Freelance work at the Transfer Centre for Innovation Management at the Steinbeis Foundation for the Promotion of Business, Pforzheim
  • 1992-1996: Consultant at Dr. Waldmann und Partner GmbH (a corporate consultancy and member of the Federal Association of German Management Consultants – BDU) in Munich and Bad Homburg
  • 1996-2004: Neckermann Versand AG / KarstadtQuelle AG in Frankfurt / Nuremberg / Essen (Project Manager “Processing Returned Goods” and Head of Department for order processing and the movement of goods in the business area of organisation and IT coordination)
  • Head of Planning / Process Management / Controlling for the distribution of part loads and full loads for the mail order division of KarstadtQuelle
  • 2004-2011 Academic Director of Business Administration / Transport and Logistics Programme, Department of Cooperative Studies Business • Technology
  • Since 2008 Director of the Institute for Logistics
  • 2010 Launching the "Business Administration / Logistics and Transportation" programme in English
  • Since 2011 Dean of the Department of Cooperative Studies Business • Technology

International contacts (e. g.)

  • Member of the Commission for Research and the Promotion of Young Talent (KNK) in Faculty II of the former HWR Berlin
  • Member of the extended management board of the German Logistics Association (BVL)
  • Member of the expert group of the Logistics Initiative for Berlin / Brandenburg
  • Member of the advisory committee for the DYNAMIKER project (sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research). The project was concerned with the dynamic calculation and success-monitoring of contract-logistics business for small and medium-sized freight forwarders and was conducted at the Institute for Applied Logistics at the University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg-Schweinfurt
  • Member of the advisory committee for the project “Employer and the Armed Forces Reserve”, at the Federal Ministry of Defence

External relations

  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HES) – Economics and Management
  • Logistiknetz Berlin-Brandenburg (a regional network of logistics operators and experts)
  • IQ-Brandenburg (a network for technology transfer) – logistics expertise from science and research in Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Logistics Transfer Centre for Berlin-Brandenburg
  • ECR HE partnership (with gs1-Germany)
  • Pforzheim University, Faculty of Economics and Law - Business Administration: Procurement and Logistics
  • Alanus University in Alfter – Faculty of Economics
  • University of Houston, Texas

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Logistics and freight forwarding management
  • Supply chain and operations management
  • International freight transport industry and transport policy
  • Strategic and operational logistics planning
  • Logistics controlling and supply chain controlling
  • Information and communication systems in logistics
  • Logistics benchmarking and change management

Research Projects and Fields

  • Supply chain management and logistics process management
  • Logistics collaborations, outsourcing and joint ventures between industrial, commercial and service companies
  • Post-merger integration and change management processes in logistics
  • Market cultivation strategies for small and medium-sized logistics service providers
  • The optimisation of organisational structures and business processes in logistics
  • Benchmarking the logistics of mail order companies

Selected, current Publications

  • Logistics - Basics, Exercises & Case Studies, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg 2014
  • Logistik – Grundlagen, Übungen und Fallbeispiele, Gabler Verlag, 2. Auflage, Wiesbaden 2012
  • Case Studies in Logistics, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden 2012
  • Citylogistik neu belebt – Schienengüterverkehrsanbindungen für Innenstädte am Beispiel Berlins, in: Siepermann, Chr.; Eley, M. (Hrsg.): Logistik - gestern, heute, morgen; Festschrift für Richard Vahrenkamp, Seite 231-249, Berlin 2011
  • Logistik im Versandhandel – Benchmark-Studie, Bundesverband Versandhandel e.V. (Hrsg.), Berlin 2011
  • Fundraising und Drittmitteleinwerbung an Fachhochschulen, in: Meyer, S. (Hrsg.): Die gute Hochschule – Ideen, Konzepte und Perspektiven; Festschrift für Franz Herbert Rieger, Seite 129-141, Berlin 2010
  • Fallstudien Logistik, Logistikwissen in der praktischen Anwendung, Lehrbuch für das Bachelor- und Masterstudium, Wiesbaden 2009
  • Distributionslogistik, in: Gabler Lexikon Logistik, 4. Aufl., Wiesbaden 2008, S. 107–108
  • Post-Merger-Integration in der Logistik – Vom Erfolg und Misserfolg bei der Zusammenführung von Logistikeinheiten in der Praxis, Working Papers des IMB der FHW Berlin, Berlin 2008
  • Logistik – Grundlagen-Übungen-Fallbeispielspiele, Lehrbuch für das Bachelor-Studium, Wiesbaden 2007
  • Endkundenlogistik im Wandel, in: Prockl, G. et al (Hrsg.): Entwicklungspfade und Meilensteine moderner Logistik, Wiesbaden 2004, S. 419–430.
  • Supply Chain Controlling für die europaweite Endkundendistribution von Großgütern und Möbeln im Versandhandel in: Stölzle, W.; Otto, A. (Hrsg.): Supply Chain Controlling in Theorie und Praxis, September 2003, S.197–214.
  • Der Prozess physische Auftragsbearbeitung (Co-Autorenschaft), in: Delfmann, W.; Reihlen, M., (Hrsg.): Controlling von Logistikprozessen – Analyse und Bewertung logistischer Kosten und Leistungen, Stuttgart 2003, S. 197–242.
  • Die Prozessorientierte Kostenrechnung bei Neckermann Versand AG, Frankfurt in: Delfmann, W. / Reihlen, M.: Controlling von Logistikprozessen - Analyse und Bewertung logistischer Kosten und Leistungen, Seiten 303 - 320, Verlag: Schäffer-Poeschel, Stuttgart 2003
  • ECR - aus der Mode gekommen, Jahrbuch Logistik 2002, Düsseldorf 2002.
  • Ein allgemeines Vorgehensmodell für ECR-Logistikkooperationen zwischen Industrie und Handel Wirtschaftspraxis/Verwaltungspraxis/ Wirtschaftswissenschaften Heft 1 2001, S. 24–28.
  • Retourenlogistik im Versandhandel (Co-Autorenschaft) Aufsatz in: Logistikwelt 2000, S. 53–57, Hannover 2000
  • Logistikkooperation zwischen Industrie und Handel - theoretische Konzepte und Stand der Realisierung, Cuvillier-Verlag Göttingen 2000

  • Current presentations