Dr.-Ing. Christian Schwede

Head of department
Information logistics and
Decision Support Systems

Fraunhofer IML

Christian Schwede is head of the department „Information logistics and decision support systems" at Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund (Germany). Fraunhofer IML is the biggest institute of applied logistics science in Europe and one of the mayor players in pushing forward the topic of Industry 4.0 in Germany.

Dr. Schwede is working for the institute since 2007 in different projects of applied science and business consultancy. He has specialized in the automotive industry and information systems for logistics. During these years at Fraunhofer he worked in more than 30 projects for various global players in different sectors (e.g. Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, DB Schenker, Siemens, Huawei, Zalando, Continental). Even though his focus lies on the automotive sector. His doctor thesis was finished in 2014 with the topic of “Integration order sequencing and distribution transport planning in the automotive industry” at TU Dortmund (Germany). His main area of investigation is how to digitally integrate the human being in the new world of labour that is right now appearing at the horizon. Dr. Schwede is member of the Odette Supply Chain Council.

Additionally Dr. Schwede is dictating classes of Production “Planning and Control” at applied university of Bochum and Südwestfalen and has been dictating “Cooperate Software Development” at applied university of Dortmund and Cologne.

Reference Session

Logistics Digital Conference – Session 1

Lernende Maschinen, intelligente Ketten: Chancen, Risiken und Anwendungsbeispiele von künstlicher Intelligenz in der Supply Chain.

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