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DB Schenker Award 2013 goes to Dr. Oluseye Oloruntoba

Academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia wins the international logistics prize worth 10,000 euros • First DB Schenker Science Day on future trends in logistics

The DB Schenker Award 2013 goes to Dr. Oluseye Richard Oloruntoba of the University of Newcastle in Australia. The academic was recognized for his dissertation "The Implications and Limitations of Commercial Supply Chain Management Process Models and Frameworks for Disaster Relief." For the first time, the international logistics prize for up-and-coming academics, worth 10,000 euros, was awarded by the Deutsche Bahn Stiftung, which was founded in 2013, and presented to Oloruntoba at an evening event during the DB Schenker Science Day in Frankfurt.

The work deals with the question of which process models from supply chain management can also be applied in the field of disaster relief, in order to aid planning and logistics in the event of catastrophes and optimize the management of humanitarian crises.

Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Member of the Management Board for Transportation and Logistics at DB Mobility Logistics AG and deputy chairman of the Deutsche Bahn Stiftung advisory board, said: "Mr. Oloruntoba’s work indicates practical processes that can systematically improve the management of disaster rescue measures. His proposals are original and can be implemented immediately by aid organizations. As the Deutsche Bahn Stiftung also provides humanitarian aid in the event of disasters, we are particularly pleased to be awarding the prize to Dr. Oloruntoba."

Headed by Prof. Ramaswami Sridharan, the Newcastle Business School at the University of Newcastle in Australia was awarded 5,000 euros for funding and assisting the work of Dr. Oloruntoba.

The DB Schenker Award is one of the highest European distinctions for logisticians. The award helps to fund academic works by young scholars on the subjects of transport, logistics and traffic systems that, along with academic excellence, also demonstrate a high degree of innovation and make a contribution to the environment and community.

Trend for the future: digitalization and interconnectedness

The DB Schenker Award was presented as part of the first DB Schenker Science Day with the theme of "digitalization and interconnectedness." For the first time, the logistics services provider held a broad forum with the objective of promoting innovative solutions for the irreversible trend towards digitalization of transportation and logistics in Germany and Europe.

Last modified: 10.09.2014

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