Universität Bremen, Am Fallturm 1, 28359 Bremen
Investigating autonomous cooperation in logistic processes is a challenging research topic. In this context, the starting point lies in real world logistic processes which are hitherto centrally organised. Thereby, the practical examination forms the foundation for subsequent investigations from a more theoretical point of view. Owing to Tchibo's agreement to participate in this investigation, their forward logistics processes are the chosen subject of this case study. The following reasons motivate why Tchibo is a good choice as a partner in this research proposal: First, a high percentage of Tchibo's suppliers is located in Far East. As a consequence, Tchibo's logistics department has to deal with complex international processes. Second, Tchibo supplies a great many outlets throughout Europe with a continuously changing range of products. This fact underlines the amount of goods that have to be procured and distributed, but also gives an impression of the dynamics in their processes. The case study is conducted on the basis of an internship at Tchibo's forward logistics department as well as divers interviews with their employees.
Schuldt, A. (2006). Management of International Logistic Processes: A Case Study at Tchibo. Technical Report 39, Technologie-Zentrum Informatik, Universität Bremen.