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Efficiency and Logistics

  • Uwe Clausen
  • Michael ten Hompel
  • Matthias Klumpp


  • Presents the research results of the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, Germany

  • Covers a broad range of topics relevant for logistics

  • Written by leading experts in the field


Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. Matthias Klumpp, Uwe Clausen, Michael ten Hompel
    Pages 1-6
  3. Christian Geßner, Ludger Heidbrink, Verena Kammel, Axel Kölle, Marcel Kreuels, Nora Meyer et al.
    Pages 7-18
  4. Horst Lautenschläger, Mike Lautenschläger
    Pages 19-29
  5. Christoph Markmann, Jonas Keller, Heiko von der Gracht, Rixa Kroehl, Stefanie Mauksch, Alexander Spickermann et al.
    Pages 31-41
  6. Björn Anderseck, Carolin Hengst, Mark Wilken
    Pages 43-53
  7. Uwe Clausen, Jens Baudach, Daniel Diekmann, Ina Goedicke, Zoran Miodrag, Christian Tesch et al.
    Pages 55-62
  8. Uwe Clausen, Heinrich Frye, Harald Sieke
    Pages 63-69
  9. Alex Vastag, Martin Rathjens, Alexander Wiedenbruch
    Pages 79-85
  10. Dominik Wegerle, Michael Schreckenberg, Jörg Schönharting, Stefan Wolter, Artur Wessely, Ralf-Peter Schäfer et al.
    Pages 93-98
  11. Sebastian Wibbeling, Fabian Schneiders
    Pages 99-108
  12. Volker Lange, Christiane Auffermann, Klas Mahlstedt, Stefanie Möde
    Pages 109-119
  13. Kerstin Dobers, Ralf Röhrig, David Rüdiger, Marc Schneider
    Pages 135-148
  14. Kerstin Dobers, Achim Klukas, Wolfgang Lammers, Marc Laux, Gordon Mauer, Marc Schneider
    Pages 149-161
  15. Bernhard Goldhammer, Polina Abrashkina, Christian Busse
    Pages 163-174
  16. Jan Meinlschmidt, Birte Schaltenbrand, Christian Busse, Kai Förstl
    Pages 175-183

About this book


The „EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr“ was a winner in the Leading Edge Science Cluster competition run by the German federal Ministry of Education and Research. The mission and aim of the „EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr“ is to facilitate tomorrow’s individuality – in the sense of individual goods supply, mobility, and production – using 75 percent of today’s resources. Efficiency – both in economical and ecological terms – is enabled by state-of-the-art and innovative logistical solutions including transportation, production and intralogistics.
These proceedings “Efficiency and Logistics” give first answers from 27 research projects as an insight into the current state of research of Europe’s leading research and development cluster in logistics and as a contribution to the discussion on how logistics as a science can help to cope with foreseeable resource shortage and sustainability as global challenges.


Competitiveness, Education and Training Effizienz Cluster Freight Transport Management Green Logistics Logistik Ruhr Supply Chain Design Urban Delivery

Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe Clausen
    • 1
  • Michael ten Hompel
    • 2
  • Matthias Klumpp
    • 3
  1. 1.and Logistics IMLFraunhofer Institute for Material FlowDortmundGermany
  2. 2.and Logistics IMLFraunhofer Institute for Material FlowDortmundGermany
  3. 3.Service ManagementFOM Institute for Logistics andEssenGermany

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


From the reviews:

“Efficiency and Logistics is a collection of 32 short articles reporting on the results of various projects undertaken at EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr … a comprehensive research center in Germany. … This book would be a good reference for readers who are doing research in the areas mentioned, are interested in the broad range of topics covered in an ambitious research project, or are practitioners looking for new ideas.” (Michael Watson, Interfaces, Vol. 44 (2), March-April, 2014)