Lab-based logistic research serves multiple goals. It bridges the gap between fundamental and applied research, it is used as a demonstration infrastructure for new developments, thus supporting business innovation, and it supplies training and participation opportunities for students as well as for practitioners. No wonder that numerous university and industrial logistics research labs exist. However, the role of logistics labs for research and education has not yet been researched in detail and the transition from in-house logistics to supply networks research has not yet been transferred into logistics labs. Additionally, new developments, such as the Internet of Things and the Web 2.0, are changing the focus of logistics labs and increase the importance of interdisciplinary research with computer science faculties.


Logistics Research Internet of Things Logistic Laboratories Information Logistics 


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