Malte Spanuth

PhD Candidate

Malte Spanuth

PhD Candidate

Malte Spanuth started as a PhD candidate and research assistant at KLU in November 2022 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. J. Rod Franklin, P.E. and Prof. Dr. André Ludwig. His research contributes to the “URBANE” project funded by the EU. He focuses on applying blockchain technology and smart contracts on the Physical Internet, a hyperconnected logistics concept, enabling close collaboration in urbane logistics operations.

Prior to joining the PhD program, Malte obtained a Master of Science in Global Logistics at KLU, including a semester abroad at Kedge Business School in Bordeaux. In 2019, he received his Bachelor in Business Administration with a major in logistics from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University while being employed by the Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG. During this time he spent a semester at Savonia University of Applied Sciences in Kuopio.

In addition to his studies, Malte worked at Würth as a full-time project manager, accompanying the realization of a bulky-goods warehouse and the detailed planning of an extension of a highly automated warehouse. Furthermore, he joined Johnson & Johnson as a working student in S&OP.




Since 2022     

PhD Candidate at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany

2021 - 2021 Study Abroad, Kedge Business School, Bordeaux, France
2020 - 2022 Master in Science in Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2018 - 2018 Studay Abroad, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio, Finland
2016 - 2019 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Lörrach, Germany

Professional Experience

2021 - 2021

Working Student, Johnson & Johnson GmbH, Neuss, Germany 

2019 - 2020 Project Manager, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Künzelsau, Germany
2018 - 2018 Intern, Würth International Trading Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China
2016 - 2019 Corporate Student, Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Künzelsau, Germany