Coordination in Logistic Networks
Partner: Lufthansa Cargo AG
Sponsored by: Lufthansa Cargo AG
The role of logistic services has changed during the last few years because of
restructured transaction processes. The increasing automatisation of
transaction processes and trend to cooperations changes the coordination and
realisation of logistic services in two ways:
first the automatisation and IT-support for logistic services and
second the trend to cooperations of logistic service providers.
A simultaneous consideration of these two trends gives a reason for logistic
networks. The intention of the research project in cooperation with Lufthansa
Cargo AG, Frankfurt/Main, is to analyse the different forms of logistic
networks. In this context open and closed networks as well as internal and
external networks can be differentiated. Besides, the integration of these
different forms of networks has to be analysed and chances because of
synergies, and problems because of e.g. different goals have to be emphasized.
The reflection of markets and market structures, information asymmetries and
different communication structures becomes a main importance in this context.
Innovative Applications in EFinance and ECommerce
Partner: Brokat Technologies AG
Sponsored by: Brokat Technologies AG
Besides a support function Information Technology (IT) also reshapes existing
areas of business and helps to shape new ones. Particularly the Internet and
increasingly the new mobile and ubiquitous devices have fundamentally changed
financial services and markets. Banks and Brokers as well as Exchanges and
Proprietary Trading Systems (PTS) have to enhance their offerings for the
The anylysis of current developments, the identification of new market as well
as business models and the evaluation of innovative-technology solutions
becomes more and more important in the face the evolving challenges.
The aims of this research project were:
to analyze current trends in electronic securities trading (eBrokerage and
eTrading) from a technical, economical and regulatoric perspective and
to build innovative solutions for efficient support and design of electronic
markets in this area.
One of the project outcomes was the Virtual Trading Room (VTR) - an
internet-based stock trading system for the private investor segment.