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Augsburg University of Applied Sciences winner of Transport Logistic think-a-thon 2019

June 11, 2019: A team from Augsburg University of Applied Sciences has been announced as the winner of the Transport Logistic think-a-thon 2019 held recently in Munich.

The winning team of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences with its Professor Michael Krupp.
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The winning team of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences with its Professor Michael Krupp.

June 11, 2019: A team from Augsburg University of Applied Sciences has been announced as the winner of the Transport Logistic think-a-thon 2019 held recently in Munich. Their idea which helps to make better use of loading space capacities by means of automated capacity optimisation was the winning idea.

The students of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, the Technical University Darmstadt and the Technical University Munich as well as international students of the Erasmus programme were divided into groups during the think-a-thon. Each of them dealt independently with the given topic. They were assisted by the supporters of the think-a-thon, Fraport, Bosch, DAKOSY and DoKaSch as well as other logistics experts of the 2,360 exhibitors at the fair. The federal ministry of transport and digital infrastructure was the patron of the think-a-thon 2019.

"It was a great challenge to work on this topic in such a short time. But we were able to profit a lot from the input of the companies and in the end we succeeded in combining the different ideas into one concept. And of course it was fun, too," said the winning team.

Around 30 students of logistics disciplines, supported by professors and industry experts, pursued important trade questions during the three-day transport logistic think-a-thon.

"Bringing together academic expertise and practical know-how in this very dynamic way is enormously valuable for everyone involved. The students are a key to success because they search for approaches beyond the boundaries of individual companies and within the entire logistics chain and thus develop new solutions for our industry. The successful continuation of the think-a-ton in Munich makes us very proud as initiators," said Martin Kraemer, head of marketing and PR of Jettainer GmbH.

"With the think-a-thon, Transport Logistic has integrated the innovation format in Munich for the first time since its launch in Shanghai a year ago. The positive feedback from all participants confirms that the opportunity for creative exchange with universities and colleges and their students is an additional enrichment for Transport logistic," said Dr Robert Schönberger, exhibition group director for the transport logistic cluster at Messe München.

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