Scholarship Cluster B: Software-Defined Mobile Supply Chains

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
16 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Boysen - TU Dresden - Research Training Group for Young Researchers from the Engineering, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, co-financed by the Friedrich and Elisabeth Boysen Foundation and Technische Universität Dresden, offers, subject to resources being available, 16 doctoral scholarships for a period of three years starting on 1st January 2019. The interdisciplinary Research Training Group Mobility in flux - Challenges and solutions for technology, environment and society consists of four Clusters.

Cluster B: Software-Defined Mobile Supply Chains

Disciplines involved:

Transport and Traffic Sciences; Business Management; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Media and Communication

The flexibility, programmability and remote control of production plants lead to a rethinking of the prevailing design approach for supply chains towards a redesign that is covered by the terms Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. In this context, mobile supply chains with an informational character represent a promising concept. They are based on the idea of replacing the previously mobile production sites with a network of mobile production resources that is dynamic and adapts to demand and the availability of production resources. The aim of the cluster is to develop an applicable concept from the idea of SD-MSCs, with which a future-oriented and sustainable redesign of the distribution of goods can be achieved. The cluster consists of five sub-projects:

SP B1:            Integrated production and distribution planning in SD-MSCs

SP B2:            Decentralised decision making in SD-MSCs

SP B3:            Confidentiality in SD MSCs

SP B4:            Fog Computing in SD-MSCs

SP B5:            Trust in mobile supply chains with an informational character

If you have any questions, please contact the Cluster spokesperson

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Jörn Schöneberger:

Applicants are expected to have an outstanding university degree and a high level of willingness for interdisciplinary work and research. Common premises will be provided. The receipt of the scholarship obliges the student to be present at the Research Trainings Group's premises on three fixed core days per week. Participation in the Research Training Group's teaching programme is obligatory. Training and qualification opportunities are offered (e.g. project management, soft skills, language courses).

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Your application must include a letter of motivation, a CV, copies of academic certificates or other relevant qualifications (language certificates, further education). In addition, a text sample of max. 10 pages must be added (essay, graduation thesis, publication). Please send your application by 30th October 2018 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) with the subject "Boysen - TUD Dresden – Research Training Group" preferably as an E-Mail via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal as a single pdf file to or to

TU Dresden, Fakultät Verkehrswissenschaften „Friedrich List“,

Institut für Wirtschaft und Verkehr, Professur für Verkehrsbetriebslehre und Logistik,

Herrn Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Jörn Schöneberger, Helmholzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden.

Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you.

Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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