Hypernetwork of German Logistics (HeGeL) - Exploiting the Potential of Hypernetworks in Freight Transport and Logistics

Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

Funded by Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

Brief description

Although the global transport volume is constantly increasing, and international logistics is often carried out across several networks or even intermodally, there is still a lack of transparency in the transport market. A structured procedure for the representation of logistical hypernetworks is developed for a large dataset by means of supplementary scientific methods. The resulting transparency of the transport market enables better efficiency planning and more effective optimization of transport in terms of costs, sustainability and resilience. The new data offers opportunities for new services in the transport sector.

Project purpose

A multi-method approach is intended to enable a quantum leap in the modeling and representation of hypernetworks in the logistics industry. The use of new data sources will be complemented by modeling approaches as well as professional surveys. The benefits of the representation of hypernetworks will be demonstrated for existing and new innovative services in the logistics sector.


Transport Logistics, Sustainability

Project partners

4flow, International 4PL, ubillabs, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Fraunhofer IIS

Project Team

Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich (Kühne Logistics University - KLU), Anatolii Borisov (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

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Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich

Associate Professor of Freight Transportation - Modelling and Policy