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Dr. Moritz PetersenWelcome to my site! I am Moritz Petersen, an ECR in the field of Logistics and SCM. I am currently employed as a Senior Researcher at Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg. Further, I am a postdoctoral fellow working on my habilitation at Hamburg University of Technology. My primary research interests are sustainability considerations and the impact of cutting-edge technology on logistics and supply chain management.

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

7.Hackius, N., Petersen, M., 2020. Translating High Hopes Into Tangible Benefits: How Incumbents in Supply Chain and Logistics Approach Blockchain. IEEE Access 8 (1), 34993-35003.DOIPDF
6.Brockhaus, S., Petersen, M., Knemeyer, A.M., 2019. The Fallacy of „Trickle-Down“ Product Sustainability: Translating Strategic Sustainability Targets into Product Development Efforts. International Journal of Operations & Production Management 39(9/10), 1166-1190.DOIPDF
5.Petersen, M., 2019. How Corporate Sustainability Affects Product Developers’ Approaches Toward Improving Product Sustainability. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.DOIPDF
4.Petersen, M., Hackius, N., von See, B., 2018. Mapping the Sea of Opportunities: Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics. it – Information Technology 60 (5-6), 263-271.DOIPDF
3.Petersen, M., Brockhaus, S., 2017. Dancing in the Dark: Challenges for Product Developers to Improve and Communicate Product Sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production 161, 345–354.DOIPDF
2.Petersen, M., Brockhaus, S., Fawcett, S.E., Knemeyer, A.M., 2017. The Ties That Bind: How a Collaboration Deficit Impedes the Development of Sustainable Products. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal 18, 166–176.DOIPDF
1.Brockhaus, S., Petersen, M., Kersten, W., 2016. A Crossroads for Bioplastics: Exploring Product Developers’ Challenges to Move Beyond Petroleum-Based Plastics. Journal of Cleaner Production 127, 84–95.DOIPDF

Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

6.Twenhöven, T., Petersen, M., 2019. Impact and Beneficiaries of Blockchain in Logistics, in: Kersten, W., Blecker, T., Ringle, C.M. (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Management – Proceedings of Hamburg International Conference of Logistics. epubli, pp. 443-468.DOIPDF
5.McKinnon, A.C., Hoberg, K., Petersen, M., Busch, C., 2017. Assessing and Improving Countries’ Logistics Skills and Training, in: Jahn, C., Kersten, W., Ringle, C.M. (Eds.), Digitalization in Maritime and Sustainable Logistics – Proceedings of Hamburg International Conference of Logistics. epubli, pp. 97–117.DOIPDF
4.Hackius, N., Petersen, M., 2017. Blockchain in Logistics and Supply Chain: Trick or Treat?, in: Kersten, W., Blecker, T., Ringle, C.M. (Eds.), Digitalization in Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Proceedings of Hamburg International Conference of Logistics. epubli, pp. 3–18.DOIPDF
3.Petersen, M., Brockhaus, S., Kersten, W., 2015a. Nachhaltigkeit als Zieldimension in der Entwicklung von Konsumgütern, in: Binz, H., Bertsche, B., Bauer, W., Roth, D. (Eds.), Stuttgarter Symposium für Produktentwicklung 2015. Fraunhofer Verlag.DOIPDF
2.Kersten, W., Klotzbach, M., Petersen, M., 2013. Entwicklung zukunftsfähiger Make-or-Buy-Strukturen für technische Servicebetriebe, in: Gausemeier, J. (Ed.), Vorausschau und Technologieplanung. Paderborn, pp. 219–240.PDF
1.Kersten, W., Petersen, M., Brockhaus, S., 2013. Sustainability-Related Considerations in Joint Product Development Projects: An Experimental Approach, in: Kersten, W., Blecker, T., Ringle, C.M. (Eds.), Sustainability and Collaboration in Supply Chain Management – A Comprehensive Insight into Current Management Approaches. Eul Verlag, Lohmar, pp. 101–113.PDF

Professional Magazine Articles

5.Twenhöven, T., Engelmann, B., Kakarott, J., Westphal, K., Petersen, M., 2020. Blockchain und Privacy: Problemstellung und Lösungen aus Perspektive des HANSEBLOC-Projekts. Industrie 4.0 Management 36(1), 45-48.DOIPDF
4.Petersen, M., Hackius, N., Kersten, W., 2016. Blockchains für Produktion und Logistik: Grundlagen, Potenziale und Anwendungsfälle. Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb 111, 626–629.DOIPDF
3.Petersen, M., Brockhaus, S., Kersten, W., 2016. Wege aus der Nachhaltigkeits-Sackgasse – Die Entwicklung nachhaltigerer Produkte zwischen strategischem Anspruch und operativer Wirklichkeit. Industrie 4.0 Management 32, 7–10. PDF
2.Petersen, M., Brockhaus, S., Kersten, W., 2015. Biokunststoffe für nachhaltigere Produkte – Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Studie in der Produktentwicklung von Konsumgüterunternehmen. Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb 110, 686–689.DOIPDF
1.Kersten, W., Klotzbach, M., Petersen, M., 2014. Management technischer Capability – Ein mehrstufiges Planungsverfahren für Instandhaltungsdienstleister. Industrie Management 30, 11–14.PDF

Book Chapters

6.Hoberg, K., Petersen, M., Heinen, J., 2019. Die Implikationen digitaler Technologien für die Supply Chain 4.0, in: Obermaier, R. (Ed.), Handbuch Industrie 4.0 und Digitale Transformation. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden, pp. 629-645.DOIPDF
5.Brockhaus, S., Petersen, M., Knemeyer, A.M., 2019. The Promise: Signaling Sustainability in Supply Chain Relationships, in: Schröder, M., Wegener, K. (Ed.), Logistik im Wandel der Zeit – Von der Produktionssteuerung zu vernetzten Supply Chains. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden, pp. 629-645.DOIPDF
4.Klotzbach, M., Petersen, M., Jäger-Roschko, M., 2019. Exploring How Independent Maintenance Service Providers Decide about Competence Building, in: Schröder, M., Wegener, K. (Ed.), Logistik im Wandel der Zeit – Von der Produktionssteuerung zu vernetzten Supply Chains. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden, pp. 361–380.DOIPDF
3.Petersen, M., Brockhaus, S., Kersten, W., 2016. Berücksichtigung der Nachhaltigkeit in der Entwicklung und Vermarktung von Konsumgütern, in: Leal Filho, W. (Ed.), Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit an Deutschen Hochschulen. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden, pp. 331–347.DOIPDF
2.Kersten, W., Klotzbach, M., Petersen, M., 2014. Kennzahlen-basierte Entwicklung exzellenter Prozessstrukturen für technische Instandhaltungsbetriebe, in: Gössinger, R., Zäpfel, G. (Eds.), Management Integrativer Leistungserstellung. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, pp. 619–644.PDF
1.Kersten, W., Klotzbach, M., Petersen, M., 2013. Steuerung strategischer Leistungspotentiale in technischen Dienstleistungsunternehmen, in: Biedermann, H. (Ed.), Corporate Capability Management – Wie wird Kollektive Intelligenz im Unternehmen genutzt? GITO, Berlin, pp. 51–75.PDF

Other

1.Petersen, M., 2017. Considering Sustainability in the Development of Consumer Goods. Doctoral Thesis, Hamburg University of Technology.DOIPDF

Presentations

12.Global Logistics in a VUCA World, Keynote at Biesterfeld Global Logistics Meeting, Hamburg, September 17th, 2019
11.Logistics Competences and Education in Europe, Keynote at Framelog Workshop in Livorno/Italy, January 18th, 2019
10.Exoskelett, Drohnen & Co. – Warum Logistik mehr als Kisten stapeln ist, Tag des Wissens in Hamburg, September 22nd, 2018
9.Blockchain in the MRO Industry, Innovationsforum Hamburg, February 22nd, 2018Video
8.Logistics Competencies, Skills, and Training: An International Study, Keynote at Hamburg International Conference of Logistics, Hamburg, October 12nd, 2017
7.Trends in der Logistik und ihre Auswirkungen auf die maritime Transportkette, Strategietag Frachtcontor Junge, Hamburg, September 14th, 2017
6.Hamburg as a Harbour City and one of Europe’s Logistical Centers, Transatlantic Outreach Program / Goethe Institut, Hamburg, June 15th, 2017
5.One Block at a Time: Crossing Borders with Blockchain Technology, KLU Thinks Big, Hamburg, February 24th, 2017Video
4.Nachhaltigkeit als Zieldimension in der Entwicklung von Konsumgütern, Stuttgarter Symposium für Produktentwicklung, Stuttgart, July 19th, 2015
3.Berücksichtigung der Nachhaltigkeit in der Entwicklung und Vermarktung von Konsumgütern, Life Sciences Forschungskolloquium: Forschung für Nachhaltigkeit an deutschen Hochschulen, Hamburg, June 11th, 2015
2.Sustainability-Related Considerations in Joint Product Development Projects: An Experimental Approach, Hamburg International Conference of Logistics, Hamburg, September 5th, 2013
1.Sustainability-related Considerations in Product Development – An Experimental Approach, POMS 24th Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 3rd, 2013

Resume

Education

Habilitation
(2017 – current)
Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Business Logistics and General Management.

Habilitation topic: Drivers of Supply Chain Transformation.

Advisor: Wolfgang Kersten

Doctorate
(2010 – 2017)
Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Business Logistics and General Management (Dr.-Ing.).

Dissertation title: Considering sustainability in the development of consumer goods.

Advisors: Wolfgang Kersten and Heike Flämig

Diploma
(2005 – 2010)
Hochschulübergreifender Studiengang Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Hamburg (Industrial engineering and management).
Diploma thesis: Development of a concept for the operationalization of supply chain flexibility (at Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Lübeck)

Employment

2016 – current
Senior Researcher
Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg
2010 – 2015
Research Associate
Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Business Logistics and General Management

Teaching

Undergraduate

Sustainable Supply Chains
Bachelor in Business Administration, Kühne Logistics University
Logistik und Umwelt
Bachelor in Logistics and Mobility, Hamburg University of Technology

MBA and Executive

Lean and Green Logistics Operations
MBA in Leadership and Supply Chain Management, Kühne Logistics University
Designing Low Footprint Distribution Networks
MBA in Leadership and Supply Chain Management, Kühne Logistics University

Current Research

All of my research activities are centered around sustainability considerations and technological advances in logistics and supply chain management. I use a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods but mostly focus on qualitative, exploratory approaches. My current work is focused on two streams as outlined below.
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Circular Economy and Bioeconomy
This research stream aims at contributing to global sustainable development through advancing circularity and the use of biomass in manufacturing supply chains. For example, we investigate how improved information sharing between supply chain partners benefits the adoption of Circular Economy principles. Also, we look into the relevance of drivers and barriers for using more bio-based polymers in product development.
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Application of Blockchain & DLT in Logistics
This research stream aims at cutting through the hype surrounding Blockchain and DLT in the logistics domain. We investigate how this rapidly evolving technology can be used for improving logistics processes, e.g., as part of the HANSEBLOC consortium in Hamburg. Apart from use cases, we explore what it takes for an established logistics company to fully embrace major technological developments like Blockchain and DLT.