Logistics - Training & Research


Saxony’s logistics branch not only benefits from the superb infrastructure, but also from the excellent pool of skilled employees available here. The universities in Saxony educate experts for the market on site. The researchers located here integrate Saxony’s specific strength as a renowned IT location into the development of innovative logistics solutions and concepts.

Dresden University of Technology

Dresden University of Technology provides a broad range of instruction and research in the logistics sector. At the Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Sciences, the Chair of Business Administration, Transport and Logistics, as well as the Chair of Air Transport Technology and Logistics address the logistics aspects of transportation. The Chair of Business Administration, Especially Logistics at the Faculty of Business and Economics is committed towards planning processes in procurement, production, and logistics. The Professorship of Logistics Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering focuses on material flow planning, material flow engineering as well as factory planning.

Studenten arbeiten an logistischen Aufgabenstellungen im Logistics Living Lab der Universität Leipzig

Source: Leipzig University

Leipzig University

At Leipzig University, the Endowed Chair of Logistics Information Systems, which was established in 2012, cooperates closely with the regional logistics branch because the sponsors of the endowed chair come from this branch. Instruction is dominated by the disciplines logistics, information systems in logistics as well as logistics service systems. Research puts the diverse aspects of IT-supported planning, management, and control of logistics service systems center stage. 

Logistics Living Lab, Leipzig University

The interaction of IT systems for complex logistics services is tested in the Logistics Living Lab. Germany’s first innovation lab for logistics is funded as an integral part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)’s Innovation Initiative “Entrepreneurial Regions.” The lab is being developed and implemented at Leipzig University’s Information Systems Institute (IWI). The Logistics Living Lab consists of three areas: A creative lounge to exchange and generate ideas, a demonstration area with experimental setups to represent the logistics chain and to test individually developed prototypes of software and hardware systems as well as a workshop area for experiments

Dresden International University (DIU)

Within the scope of its interdisciplinary Competence Center „Logistics and Business Management,“ Dresden International University (DIU) offers a number of continuing education MBA programs in cooperation with Dresden University of Technology. The master’s program of studies in „Logistics“ focuses on logistics management as a central element for the control, management, and integration of the entire commodity and information flows both within a company and between companies. International students can enroll in the special master’s program of studies in „Logistics Management“ which is taught in English. 

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

The Heinz Nixdorf Chair of IT-based Logistics was established by the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management in 2007 with the objective of promoting applied research and instruction in modern logistics systems by using intelligent information technologies. The chair is also responsible for the Center for IT-based Logistics Leipzig (CITLOG). It focuses on research and applied project work in an IT-based logistics environment while also cooperating closely with small and medium sized enterprises from the Leipzig region. CITLOG boosts the permanent exchange of knowledge and experiences both between theory and practice and among those decision makers who are responsible for logistics in the local business community.

Im Digital Center der Experimentierund Digitalfabrik (EDF) der Professur Fabrikplanung und Fabrikbetrieb der TU Chemnitz

Source: Chemnitz University of Technology, photo: Hendrik Schmidt

Chemnitz University of Technology

At Chemnitz University of Technology, instruction and research in the logistics sector are pooled at the Professorship of Factory Planning and Factory Management, the Professorship of Traction Mechanisms and Tribology as well as the Professorship of Production and Industrial Management. The Professorship of Factory Planning and Factory Management also includes the Experimental and Digital Factory (EDF) which was opened in 2004. EDF represents a complete „micro factory“ with all the essential editing and logistics components of general cargo production. Real production and logistics processes can be simulated with an accuracy of almost 100 percent and new, efficient solutions for a changeable factory can be simulated and tested here. Not only students and scientists, but also companies benefit from the innovative facilities of this innovation lab which also includes a digital center. 

Mobiles Datenerfassungstool für logistische Anwendungen, Fraunhofer-Institut für Verkehrs- und Infrastruktursysteme IVI Dresden

Source: Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, Dresden

Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, Dresden

The research spectrum of the Dresden-based Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI encompasses the sectors traffic telematics, disposition and logistics as well as vehicle and propulsion technologies, the development of sensor systems for traffic control and vehicle guidance as well as the sectors transport planning and transportation ecology. A specific focus is put on robust dynamic vehicle routing. 

Glauchau University of Cooperative Education

At the Glauchau University of Cooperative Education, education is provided in dual programs combining academic studies and vocational training. In the program of studies in „Business Administration in Transport and Logistics,“ students acquire general knowledge in business administration and specific technical knowledge in the sectors transport and logistics. Specific knowledge in business administration is imparted in the sectors forwarding, transport, and logistics. More detailed instruction is offered in logistics for the automotive sector because the solutions applied here are adapted in many other branches. Graduates from this program of studies are in demand at such companies as, for example, DB Schenker, Rhenus, Kühne und Nagel, DACHSER, EMONS, DHL, VW OTLG, Schnellecke, Takata, and Hapag-Lloyd. 

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