Logistics Dynamics and Demographic Change

  • Matthias KlumppEmail author
  • Hella Abidi
  • Sascha Bioly
  • Rüdiger Buchkremer
  • Stefan Ebener
  • Gregor Sandhaus
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)


Change and dynamics in logistics are interestingly driven at the same time by external as well as internal forces. This contribution outlines a big data literature review methodology to overview recognizable external changes and analyzes the interaction of one major trend—demographic change—further in order to allow for change management and adaption concepts for successful logistics. Therefore, this may be a first blueprint of how to analyze and react to specific trends in a holistic manner embedded into a context and environment of trends and changes. This may allow logistics dynamics concepts also to be possibly more sustainable in terms of applicable for a longer period of time—and not to be overcome by other trends.


Demographic change Logistic trends Global trends Interaction 



The research presented is connected to the grant “DO.WERT”, NRW Department of Science, program “FH STRUKTUR” as well as to funding from “FH BASIS NRW.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Klumpp
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Hella Abidi
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sascha Bioly
    • 2
  • Rüdiger Buchkremer
    • 2
  • Stefan Ebener
    • 4
  • Gregor Sandhaus
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  2. 2.FOM University of Applied SciencesEssenGermany
  3. 3.Nottingham Trent UniversityNG1 NottinghamUK
  4. 4.NetApp Deutschland GmbHDüsseldorfGermany

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