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Professor Ralf Elbert to head DB Schenker endowed Chair at TU Berlin


Berlin, Professor Ralf Elbert has been appointed head of the DB Schenker endowed Chair of Logistics Services and Transport and the affiliated DB Schenker Laboratories at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin. This decision has been taken by endowment’s advisory board. The new chair will focus on the management of logistics services as well as the design, control and development of transport networks.

Professor Elbert (age 35) had held the Hessenmetall endowed junior professorship at the TU Darmstadt since 2007. His primary areas of research are cluster and value chain management in logistics. Elbert, an industrial engineering graduate and holder of a doctorate degree, worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Professor Hans-Christian Pfohl´s chair of corporate management and logistics from 2004 to 2007. In 2005 his dissertation was awarded with the German Logistics Association’s (BVL) International German Science Award for Logistics. During his studies at the TU Darmstadt, he was also employed at the Georgia State University in Atlanta.

“In Professor Elbert we have found a committed scientist and proven logistics expert for our DB Schenker Laboratories. We at DB Schenker aim to make an active contribution to research and training in the field of logistics. As a company with a globe presence we rely on targeted research into essential issues and trends in logistics based on neutral scientific views,” said Dr. Norbert Bensel, member of the Management Board of DB Mobility Logistics AG responsible for Transportation and Logistics and as such for DB Schenker.


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