The article THE DESIGN SPACE OF PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 of Prof. Dr. Julia Bendul and our former colleague Dr. Henning Blunck has been accepted for publication in the Computers in Industry Journal! Publication details will follow soon. If you are already interested in the article now, write us – firstname.lastname@example.org!
Professor Julia Bendul will present give a talk and will moderate the session on the factory of the future at the 53rd BME Symposium on Purchasing and Logistics. Find the programme and more information here:
On May 24, Professor Bendul gave the keynote speach at the Zürich spring conference on project managemenet. With more than 230 participants she was presenting on technological potentials and challenges of digitalization and the resulting challenges for successful project management. Find more information here: http://www.spm.ch/veranstaltungen/fruehjahrstagung/
Eugenia Rosca`s and Julia Bendul`s article “Value Chain Integration of Base of the Pyramid Consumers: An Empirical Study of Drivers and Performance Outcomes” has been accepted for publication in International Business Review.
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The seminal works on Base of the Pyramid (BOP) markets encourage companies to explore untapped low-income markets and to alleviate poverty by providing affordable products and services. The transition to second generation BOP strategies has centred on the integration of local consumers across value chain activities. This integration presents challenges both for firms and for low-income consumers due to the nature of informal BOP markets, severe institutional voids and lack of local knowledge of firms. In this context, little is known about the motivational drivers of firms to integrate BOP consumers in value creation activities and the impact on different performance dimensions, namely economic, social and ecological. This study adopts the perspective of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) and investigates drivers and performance outcomes of BOP consumer integration. For this purpose, we develop a theoretical framework and test it empirically by employing a unique dataset of 142 enterprises which provide basic products and services to low-income markets. Our findings provide empirical support for the claim that BOP consumer integration enhances economic, social and ecological performance. MSMEs in our sample engage consumers mainly due to a strong intrinsic motivation to drive social impact rather than a pragmatic motivation to overcome information asymmetries. While studies of multinationals entering BOP markets almost exclusively report the need for cross-sector partner collaboration, our findings suggest that this may not be the case for MSMEs.
Toni Erfurth’s and Julia Bendul’s article on the “Integration of global manufacturing networks and supply chains: A cross case comparison of six global automotive manufacturers” have been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Production Research. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tprs20/current
Our research work on “Understanding Synchronizability of Manufacturing Networks: A Multi-Method Study on Structural Network Properties” together with Marc-Thorsten Hütt and Stanislav Chankov has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Manufacturing Systems!
Dr. Marie Brüning – workgroup member of Prof. Bendul has been nominated for the BME Science Award awarded by the Association Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement (BME) In the final round of the Science Award 2018, Dr. Brüning will have the chance to present her PhD thesis on “Collaborative Recovery from Supply Chain Disruptions” to the distinguished jury members at the annual Scientific Conference of the Association in March 2018 in Mannheim.
Find more information here: https://www.bme.de/netzwerk/lehre-forschung/wissenschaftliches-symposium/
On November 30th, the iconic SANAA building will once again host the entrepreneurs’ conference “Impulse” in Essen. Among other highly distinguished guests, Prof. Bendul is invited to give a talk on the challenges modern logistics companies face. Tickets for this unique conference are available at the conference website.
Duffie, N.; Bendul, J.; Knollmann, M. (2017): An analytical approach for improving due-date and lead-time dynamics in production systems. In: International Journal of Manufacturing Systems. In: press.