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Logistics Panel

The WHU Logistics Panel was initiated by the Chair of Logistics and Services Management and provides a platform for active exchange with transport and logistics companies in Germany. The focus is on the discussion of current topics and trends, the implementation of industry-specific benchmarking and the dissemination of new research results into corporate practice. In semi-annual benchmark studies on relevant key figures and current topics as well as at an annual logistics symposium, we want to identify and discuss trends and developments in the environment of logistics service providers, thus linking practice and research.

Five overriding goals are at the center of the Logistics Panel:

  • Discussion of the latest developments in logistics and exchange for successful navigation through new challenges
  • Surveys to collect benchmark data and derivation of best practice recommendations for logistics companies in Germany
  • Identification of trends through surveys on strategically important issues and derivation of opportunities and risks from market developments
  • Active exchange between science and practice and dissemination of new research results into business practice
  • Establishment of long-term partnerships between practice and science and generation of new findings on a broad data basis

No commercial interests are pursued with the logistics panel. All data will be treated confidentially in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act.

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The WHU Logistics Panel is aimed at companies that are part of the logistics value chain and fulfill the following requirements:

  • Transportation and logistics service providers with headquarters in Germany
  • Minimum size of ten employees and one million euros turnover
  • Managing director or business unit manager as contact person for studies

Furthermore, participants should have an interest in active exchange with other transport and logistics companies. Participation in the WHU Logistics Panel is free of charge, the annual symposium is offered at cost price.

Advantages for participants:
  • Extensive market insights:
    Get an overview of the most important developments in the market through semi-annual results reports and the annual symposium, which are available to you in the members' area - free of charge and with little effort!
  • Early recognition of trends:
    Find out which trends are important for German logistics and transport companies and derive opportunities and risks for your business!
  • Active exchange:
    Discuss current topics and trends with other transport and logistics companies - for example at the annual symposium!
  • Industry-specific benchmarks:
    Use the logistics panel's industry-specific benchmarks and best practice examples and evaluate your own options for action!
  • Determining the customer perspective:
    Find out what makes customers in the German transport and logistics industry tick - through selected contacts of the panel participants!
  • Participate in the design of the studies:
    Bring in your own suggestions for the main topics of the upcoming panel surveys and help shape the discussions of the symposium!
  • Preparation of results by independent experts:
    Benefit from WHU's many years of experience in creating and preparing panel surveys and analyzing the data obtained!
  • Workshop for junior executives:
    Take advantage of the opportunity for an employee to participate in the annual workshop for junior executives at WHU, and thus invest in the future of your company!
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