Institute for Logistics (IfL)
The Institute for Logistics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) is dedicated to structuring and intensifying teaching and research in logistics and related areas at the University. At the same time, it provides the BSEL with a centre or competence specialised in applied logistics. The possibility of implementing applied projects on behalf of commissioning companies is one significant aspect of the Institute's future work, since such projects are especially important in relation to applied skills transfer papers, term papers, and dissertations.
In the context of globalisation, the spectrum of topics reflects Berlin's role as Germany's capital and does justice to Berlin/Brandenburg as a border region forming a business and logistics interface to eastern Europe.
In its work, the Institute focuses especially on analysing, planning and designing processes and interdisciplinary clusters in the following fields:
- Supply Chain Management
Integrated logistics networks on the national and international level and specific structures, including location and transport planning using quantitative and data processing methods.
- Multimodal Transport Structures
Traffic system decisions, combined cargo, terminal management, city logistics.
- Logistics Information Management
Design of information structures and steering information flows, IT enabling, agile systems, business rule management, logistics information systems in trade, industry and transport, fleet management, etc.
- Organisational structures and business processes in logistics services
Outsourcing, cooperations, logistics providers (3-PL, 4-PL), legal framework (transport and logistics law, national and international contract law, etc.).
- Investment and financing in the logistics and transport infrastructure
Transport infrastructure financing, funding of logistics facilities, buildings and plant, PPP models.
- Sector logistics concepts, especially in trade and industry
Distribution networks and location structures, contract logistics.
- Facility Management
Life-cycle management of logistics real estate, infrastructure and facilities.
- Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability management
Identifying the key CSR aspects in the logistics value-added chain, positions on sustainability management and developing steering instruments for implementing sustainable objectives.
Changing the transport policy basis and the influence of environmental factors, transport sector regulation and de-regulation, mobility structures in goods and passenger transport, the impact of European traffic policy on the goods transport sector.
- Further and advanced training in logistics
Developing further training programmes and courses in business logistics, integrating an international approach in logistics training.