September 2019: Successful German-Chinese Logistics Forum in Dortmund
At the German-Chinese Logistics Forum and the 2nd ALUROUT Meeting in Germany on 11 September 2019, around 50 alumni from China and Germany met at the Fraunhofer IML to discuss current trends in logistics and German-Chinese cooperation opportunities.
Prof. Henke opened the forum with a lecture on current developments and trends in German-Chinese cooperation in logistics 4.0. Cécile Jeblawei (DAAD), Dr. Tania Becker (TU Berlin) and Tim Biermann (RWTH Aachen) then presented the DCHAN accompanying project and their networks and current research topics.
In four further lectures, logistics experts reported on their German-Chinese projects. Prof. Dianjun Fang (Tongji University) presented current challenges and opportunities in Chinese logistics before Christian Blesing presented the German-Chinese research project InFa-CTS. At the end of the presentations, Prof. Xiaoming Fu and Dr. Mayutan Arumaithurai (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) reported on their research project COSAFE and applications of blockchain technology in SCM.
A guided tour through the research halls of the Fraunhofer IML and a concluding get-together provided the conclusion of the event and once again offered plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.