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Dynamic and Seamless Integration of Production, Logistics and Traffic

Fundamentals of Interdisciplinary Decision Support

  • Eberhard Abele
  • Manfred Boltze
  • Hans-Christian Pfohl


  • Offers a holistic overview of the interdisciplinary effects of decision-making

  • Describes how integrated decision support leads to an overall optimization of value creation

  • Includes practical recommendations and theoretical foundations for organizing value creation at the interfaces of supply chains and public authorities


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Fundamentals of Interdisciplinary Research in Production, Logistics and Traffic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Manfred Boltze, Frederik Rühl, Ulrich Berbner, Hanno Friedrich
      Pages 31-47
  3. Interdisciplinarity from a Domain Specific Perspective of Production, Logistics and Traffic

About this book


This book contributes a basic framework for and specific insights into interdisciplinary connections between production, logistics, and traffic subsystems. The book is divided into two parts, the first of which presents an overview of interdisciplinarity in value-added networks and freight traffic. This includes an introduction to the topic and a description of an integrated framework of production, logistics, and traffic. Furthermore, it describes the barriers and challenges of interdisciplinary decision-making and project management. In turn, the second part presents domain-specific perspectives on interdisciplinary decision support, exploring domain-specific challenges of interdisciplinary interfaces and requirements for management methods and instruments from the standpoint of production management, logistics management, traffic management, and information technologies.


Information technology Interdisciplinary decision support Logistics Production management Traffic management

Editors and affiliations

  • Eberhard Abele
    • 1
  • Manfred Boltze
    • 2
  • Hans-Christian Pfohl
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine ToolsTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Transport Planning and Traffic EngineeringTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Supply Chain and NetworkmanagementTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

About the editors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Abele is head of the Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools at TU Darmstadt, Germany.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Boltze is head of the Department of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at TU Darmstadt, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Christian Pfohl is head of Supply Chain and Network Management at TU Darmstadt, Germany.  

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