Professional and managerial staff
This module provides basic knowledge about current technologies and technology concepts in the field of smart logistics. First, the necessary basics will be presented (fundamentals, functions, sub-areas, goals) as well as directions of development and future perspectives in logistics. This knowledge will serve as a basis for theoretically sound knowledge that you will then gain in the areas of technologies (digitalization) and technology concepts (digital transformation) related to Smart Logistics. This theoretical knowledge is always supplemented by state-of-the-art practical examples and empirical findings. Among other things, you will adopt the role of the responsible manager, tackle practical problems and try out digitalization technologies (e.g. augmented reality, tools for human-machine collaboration, simulation/digital twin).
This module helps you to improve your sustainability skills in a business management context. You will be given a systematic overview of sustainability concepts and their relevance to different aspects of business management. You will also be introduced to tools, guidelines and techniques that you can use to apply sustainability practices in a business context. After successfully completing this module, you will be able to independently create and evaluate sustainability concepts and apply them in a business management project.
In order to manage technological companies, customer-centred decision-making is necessary in operational practice, depending on the respective business type and including how regenerative systems are considered in the business. This module, therefore, places a focus on the marketing aspects of technical sales, technology goods marketing, business-to-business marketing and industrial goods marketing, as well as covers the topics of design circular, circular economy and sustainability as a business model. An outlook of future challenges that companies may encounter rounds off this module.
“By taking a business approach toward sustainability and technology concepts, the participants get a systematic overview and a comprehensive understanding of the operational effects of these concepts on a company. Sustainability and technology concepts can be developed as part of operational decision-making and the corresponding skills can be acquired by performing independent analyses and evaluations.”