Summer School

Digital Supply Chain and Logistics Management


July 1-5, 2019

We welcome you to DSCLM2019, the 1st International Summer School on Digital Supply Chain and Logistics Management, organized in Thessaloniki from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Hellenic Institute of Transport and Texas A&M University.
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Introduction


New digital technologies requires companies to change their business models and rethink the way they design their supply chain. Several mega trends have a heavy influence on the way the supply chain strategy is designed. The continuing growth of the rural areas worldwide and the pressure to reduce carbon emissions as well as regulations of traffic for socioeconomic reasons add to the challenges that logistics are facing and lead towards the concept of shared economy.

At the same time customer expectations are growing and changing: the online trend of the last years has led to increasing service expectations. Recent trends indicate growing customer service expectations combined with much more smaller, distributed but detailed customer orders. There is also a big trend towards further customization that drives the strong growth of and constant changes in the SKU portfolio. The online enable transparency combined with easy online access to multiple of options regarding where to shop and what to buy drives the competition between supply chains.

These trends are transforming the supply chain from a technology-enabled procedure to a technology-centric one. It is therefore not surprising that companies continue to deal with ongoing trends in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) or Blockchain.

The aim of this five-day Summer School is to familiarize graduate students with state-of-the-art advances and trends in digital supply chain including digital infrastructures, digital sourcing, production and transportation management and digital demand management. This course will strive to evaluate current trends, growth opportunities, global patterns and niche markets, within the area of Digital Logistics. In fulfilling these objectives, the course will use a holistic approach, and rely on seminars from expert guest lecturer and practitioners from industrial supporters. The target audience includes graduate students, graduates and junior researchers (MSc, PhD students, postdocs) pursuing careers involving Operations, Business Logistics and Management, or just interested in learning more about new research trends and challenges as well as best business practices in the field.

Scope / Objectives


The scope of the summer school is to establish a communication, knowledge-based grid that will:

Advance research in digital supply chains and physical internet

Provide students with global research and international leadership experience

Contribute to the transformation and advancement of supply chain education to all participants

Illustrate students on real-word aspects related to digital supply chain management and engineering

Description


The aim of this five-day Summer School is to familiarize graduate students with state-of-the-art advances and trends in digital supply chain including digital infrastructures, digital sourcing, production and transportation management and digital demand management. This course will strive to evaluate current trends, growth opportunities, global patterns and niche markets, within the area of Digital Logistics. In fulfilling these objectives, the course will use a holistic approach, and rely on seminars from expert guest lecturer and practitioners from industrial supporters.

Useful Info


Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, one of the oldest in Europe extending over 12 km along the shore of the Thermaicos Gulf. Thessaloniki is one of the Greek cities with the richest histories, and following the end of the First Balkan War has been considered the most influential city in Macedonia. It is a dazzling and lively city with a centuries-long history.

Thessaloniki lies on the northern fringe of the Thermaicos Gulf on its eastern coast and is bound by Mount Chortiatis on its southeast. The metropolitan area of the city extends around an area of 1,455.62 km2 (562.02 sq mi), which includes many beachside and hilly suburbs, while its densest part, which makes up the urban area of the city and what Thessalonians usually refer to as the "City of Thessaloniki", can be divided roughly into 3 parts, the northwestern, the central and the southeastern.

On the attached file you will find information regarding:

  • City of Thessaloniki
  • Urban transportation
  • Attractions and touristic places
  • Other useful info

For information and instructions for reaching CERTH/HIT via public or private transportation please click the file below:

Prerequisites


While the general nature of the course is not heavily analytical, basic economic, IT and management knowledge is essential.

Strong English reading; writing and comprehension skills are necessary. Assignments and Case study analysis require strong writing ability, while assigned articles are often complex and difficult to grasp with just one reading.

Topics


Demand anticipation using predictive analytics (demand sensing, big data, data mining)

Supply chain as a service (on demand)

Disruptive supply chain technologies (blockchain, IoT & Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), 3D printing)

Warehouse optimization techniques

Physical Internet: Shaping the Future of Global Logistics

Case studies in supply chain digitalization

Instructors


Bill Eisele

Senior Research Engineer, Mobility Division, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Juan Carlos Villa

Research Scientist, Latin American Program, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou

Professor, Director of Manufacturing and Logistics Innovation Initiatives, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Texas A&M University

Thorsten Huelsmann

CEO EffizienzCluster Management GmbH // Fraunhofer IML // Industrial Data Space Association

Dr. Naoum Tsolakis

Research Associate in Industrial Systems and Network Analysis, Engineering Department, School of Technology, University of Cambridge

Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Georgia Aifadopoulou

Research Director, Deputy Director, Hellenic Institute of Transport, CERTH

Dr. Josep Maria Salanova Grau

Researcher Associate, Hellenic Institute of Transport, CERTH

Aljosja Beije

Logistics and Technology Lead at BlockLab Rotterdam

Dr. Ioannis Mallidis

Senior Researcher, Hellenic Institute of Transport, CERTH

Apostolos Bizakis

CEO, TREDIT - Transeuropean Consultants for Transport, Development and Information Technology S.A.

Vasilis Loulos

Supply Chain Network Design lead, Syngenta SA

Olivera Grljević

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economics in Subotica

Marko Petkovic

University of Nis, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Computer Science

Dr. Dimitrios Bechtsis

Assistant Professor, Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki

Structure and Schedule


Structure

The typical daily schedule of the School includes topic presentation sessions in morning, in which experienced instructors will outline the state of the art regarding the specific topic as well as future trends and challenges. In the afternoon, managers from industry will present their related experience and will interact with the students. These meeting up with the industry sessions could be combined with industrial visits in the wider Thessaloniki region. Finally, the daily schedule close with a lab session where the students will work in groups on different project assignments. These student projects will be presented on an open session on Friday afternoon.

Interactions among participants is fundamental to achieve the full potential of the Summer School and social activities will be planned to provide ample opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas as well as to initiate collaborations that could be fostered in the future. A continuous educational assessment of the courses ascertains the high quality of the summer school.

Schedule (DRAFT)

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Monday, 1st July Tuesday, 2nd July Wednesday, 3rd July Thursday, 4th July Friday, 5th July
Venue CERTH PREMISSES - Amphitheatre CERTH PREMISSES - IMET (HIT) KEDEK AUTH, Balkan Center Room 3.1 -A KEDEK AUTH, Balkan Center Room 3.1 -A CERTH PREMISSES - IMET (HIT)
9:00 - 9:30 Dr. Georgia Aifadopoulou / Prof. Dimitrios Vlachos / Prof. Eleftherios Iakovou
Welcome Notes
Developing a Digital Supply Chain Strategic Mindset
9:30 - 10:15 Bill Eisele
Multimodal Investments Decisions
Thorsten Huelsmann
Data sovereignty and trusted data governance as enabler for AI in digital logistics and supply chain
Dr. Naoum Tsolakis
Towards Agriculture 4.0: Digital Twins for Water Stewardship in Farming Operations // robots in agri-field operations inspired by a real problem in India
Dr. Georgia Aifadopoulou
Federated Logistics Platforms
9:45 - 10:30 Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou
Industry 4.0 & Logistics 4.0
10:15 - 11:00 Bill Eisele
Multimodal Investments Decisions
Thorsten Huelsmann
Data sovereignty and trusted data governance as enabler for AI in digital logistics and supply chain
Dr. Naoum Tsolakis
Exploring Emerging Supply Network Configurations Enabled by Renewable Feedstocks and Novel Processing Technologies
Dr. Georgia Aifadopoulou
On demand logistics
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break 11:00 - Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:30 Inaugural Event
Competence Center Event for Business & Logistics Challenges
11:30-12:15 Aljosja Beije
Blockchain and Supply Chain Management: concepts, strategies and use-cases
Dr. Marko Petkovic
Integer programming with applications to warehouse optimization and scheduling problems
Olivera Grljević
Text mining for demand sensing
Dr. Dimitrios Bechtsis / Dr. Dimitrios Vlachos
IoT & Autonomous technologies
12:15- 13:00 Aljosja Beije
Blockchain and Supply Chain Management: concepts, strategies and use-cases
Dr. Ioannis Mallidis
Forecasting in Industry 4.0
Olivera Grljević
Text mining for demand sensing
Dr. Dimitrios Bechtsis
IoT & Autonomous technologies
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break 14:00 - 14:45 Dr. Josep Maria Salanova Grau
Digital Cities - Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab
Apostolos Bizakis
Port Terminal Operating Systems in the digital age
Vasilis Loulos
Digital Supply Chains and Logistics in Chemical Industry: Best Practices from Syngenta
Students project presentation
14:00 - 14:45 Juan Carlos Villa
Implementing Blockchain-Based Port Community System: the Port of Veracruz Proof-of-Concept
14:45 - 15:30 Dr. Josep Maria Salanova Grau
Digital Cities - Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab
Apostolos Bizakis
Port Terminal Operating Systems in the digital age
Vasilis Loulos
Digital Supply Chains and Logistics in Chemical Industry: Best Practices from Syngenta
Students project presentation
14:45 - 15:30 Juan Carlos Villa
Impact of Internet of Things (IoT) on Supply Chain Performance
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00- 17:30 Students Lad 16:00- 17:30 Students Lab Students Lab Students Lab End of Summer School
Thessaloniki Tour Social Dinner Visit to Museum Free Time
Industry 4.0
Logistics 4.0
Novelties in Logistics Case Studies Competence Center

Venues

KEDEK AUTH, Balkan Center
10th Km Thessaloniki-Thermi Rd,
GR 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece
HIT/CERTH,
6th Km Charilaou - Thermi Rd,
GR 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece

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