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Cross-Supply Chain Collaboration Platform for Pallet Management

Lehner, Roland (2023)
Cross-Supply Chain Collaboration Platform for Pallet Management.
Technische Universität Darmstadt
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00024111
Ph.D. Thesis, Primary publication, Publisher's Version

Abstract

Standardized pallets are an important factor in today's logistics sector to enable efficient processes in transport, storage and handling. By using an open exchange pool for pallets, additional opportunities arise for horizontal and vertical collaboration of various actors from different supply chains. The dissertation "Cross-Supply Chain Collaboration Platform for Pallet Management" investigates the potential of a digital platform for such cross-actor collaboration in pallet management. The designed platform has special mechanisms for balancing pallet debts that arise in the network and for joint planning of empty pallet flows. Therefore, the impact of the designed platforms on logistic processes, especially transports, is explored using simulation modeling. Furthermore, blockchain technology is investigated, which could be used for the implementation of the platform concept and could generate trust in a network of unknown actors. In this context, an empirical online-experiment is used to analyze in a differentiated way which specific features of the blockchain technology generate trust in technology and how these features interact with each other.

Item Type: Ph.D. Thesis
Erschienen: 2023
Creators: Lehner, Roland
Type of entry: Primary publication
Title: Cross-Supply Chain Collaboration Platform for Pallet Management
Language: English
Referees: Elbert, Prof. Dr. Ralf ; Benlian, Prof. Dr. Alexander
Date: 2023
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Collation: vii, 170 Seiten
Refereed: 16 May 2023
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00024111
URL / URN: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/24111
Abstract:

Standardized pallets are an important factor in today's logistics sector to enable efficient processes in transport, storage and handling. By using an open exchange pool for pallets, additional opportunities arise for horizontal and vertical collaboration of various actors from different supply chains. The dissertation "Cross-Supply Chain Collaboration Platform for Pallet Management" investigates the potential of a digital platform for such cross-actor collaboration in pallet management. The designed platform has special mechanisms for balancing pallet debts that arise in the network and for joint planning of empty pallet flows. Therefore, the impact of the designed platforms on logistic processes, especially transports, is explored using simulation modeling. Furthermore, blockchain technology is investigated, which could be used for the implementation of the platform concept and could generate trust in a network of unknown actors. In this context, an empirical online-experiment is used to analyze in a differentiated way which specific features of the blockchain technology generate trust in technology and how these features interact with each other.

Alternative Abstract:
Alternative abstract Language

Standardisierte Paletten sind in der heutigen Logistik ein wichtiger Faktor, um effiziente Prozesse bei Transport, Lager und Umschlag zu ermöglichen. Durch die Nutzung eines offenen Tauschpools für Paletten ergeben sich zusätzliche Chancen für die horizontale und vertikale Zusammenarbeit unterschiedlicher Akteure von verschiedenen Supply Chains. In der Dissertation „Cross-Supply Chain Collaboration Platform for Pallet Management“ wird das Potential einer digitalen Plattform zu einer solchen akteursübergreifenden Zusammenarbeit im Palettenmanagement untersucht. Die konzipierte Plattform verfügt über spezielle Mechanismen zur Saldierung von im Netzwerk entstehenden Palettenschulden sowie zur gemeinsamen Planung von Leerpalettenflüssen. Dabei werden die Auswirkungen der konzipierten Plattformen auf die logistischen Prozesse, insbesondere Transporte, mit Hilfe von Simulationsstudien erforscht. Weiterhin wird die Blockchain-Technologie untersucht, die für die Umsetzung des Plattformkonzepts verwendet werden und Vertrauen bei den sich nicht bekannten Akteure erzeugen könnte. Hierbei wird mittels eines empirischen Online-Experiments differenziert analysiert, welche spezifischen Eigenschaften der Blockchain Technologie Vertrauen der Nutzer:innen in die Technologie erzeugen und wie diese miteinander interagieren.

German
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-241113
Classification DDC: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: 01 Department of Law and Economics
01 Department of Law and Economics > Betriebswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete
01 Department of Law and Economics > Betriebswirtschaftliche Fachgebiete > Department of Management and Logistics
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2023 11:49
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2023 07:44
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Referees: Elbert, Prof. Dr. Ralf ; Benlian, Prof. Dr. Alexander
Refereed / Verteidigung / mdl. Prüfung: 16 May 2023
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