As part of the Supply Chain Management lecture, the chair of Information Systems and Logistics organizes an annual field trip to a company in the region to give students an insight into logistics processes and practices in industry. This year, 25 students from the University of Münster had the chance to participate in an excursion to the headquarters of CLAAS in Harsewinkel on Friday, 29th November. CLAAS is the market leader for combine harvesters in Europe and among the Top 5 agricultural machinery manufacturers worldwide.
The research project "Establishing Modern Master-level Studies in Information Systems" (MASTIS) was recently completed. The project consisted of a large consortium of nine European universities, led by the University Lyon 2 (France), seven Ukrainian and two Montenegrin universities.
This month the chair for Information Sytems and Supply Chain Management welcomed Marcus Fagundes, a Brazilian Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Engineering at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and a lecturer at the University of Southwest Bahia (UESB). His visit is a direct result of the “German-Brazilian Workshop on Information Systems in Logistics and Industrial Engineering” held in Recife. The event focused on the promotion of joint work among Professors and young researchers from northeastern Brazilian universities and the WWU-Münster. By that occasion, Prof. Hellingrath and Prof. Dr.
The ProCampus Initiative was launched in 2007 to support projects aimed at sustainably improving the conditions of study at the Faculty of Business and Economics. Employees and students were invited to submit their ideas as part of grant applications. After careful consideration of the applications, the AlumniUM Board selected projects of the Department for Information Systems and the Dean's Office. This week, the symbolic awards for both applications were finally made by AlumniUM board member Dr. Sophie Stockhinger.
Jörg Becker was again invited to Brussels as expert on European Public Procurement. On September 25th 2019, he gave a talk about the future potential of public procurement, including topics like digital end-to-end processes, interoperability or the "one-stop shop" idea for procurement.
Congratulations to Matthias Carnein, Heike Trautmann, Gottfried Vossen and Leschek Homann who won the Best Paper award at this years CBI conference in Moscow for the paper "A Recommender System Based on Omni-Channel Customer Data".
In August 2019, the chair for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management welcomed the guest researcher Bruno Duarte Azevedo, a Ph.D. student from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Bruno Duarte Azevedo stays at the Department of Information Systems as part of the joint PROBRAL project between the University of Münster (WWU) and the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC).
In the first week of September, Prof. Vérica Freitas from the Uberlândia Federal University (UFU) of Minas Gerais in Brasil visited the research group of Prof. Hellingrath (Chair for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management). Prof. Véricas Freitas is professor at the Operations and Systems Department of the School of Business and Management (FAGEN). She is a leader of research groups in Innovation, Operations and Supply Chain.
In the summer term 2019, a group of eight students participated in a project seminar organized by the chair of information Systems and Supply Chain Management in cooperation with BENTELER Automotive in Paderborn. The project objective was the selection of suitable machines for predictive maintenance and the implementation of a predictive maintenance approach by estimating future machine failures.