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Delivery robots on sidewalks and autonomous vehicles: Research project for optimised supply chains in cities

Empty trucks are stuck in traffic jams and people use cars to drive to parcel lockers: Urban supply chains have a lot of potential to be made more sustainable and efficient. This is particularly noticeable in the run-up to Christmas, when more goods and parcels than usual are in circulation. A research project is now set to develop new optimisation tools.

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Preventing the circulation of empty lorries and goods trains

The concept of pooling resources is spreading to the logistics industry: If you receive an order but do not have a vehicle in a particular location, you can cede the transportation to another company that would otherwise face an empty run. This benefits companies and the environment. However, the sharing economy means a paradigm shift for the industry. Companies are reluctant to reveal details about order volumes, costs and regular customers. A research team at the University of Klagenfurt is investigating how transport assignments can nevertheless be distributed efficiently between competing players.

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Not every business school graduate makes an effective NPO manager

“Non-profit organisations are confronted with the heterogeneous, often contradictory interests, needs, expectations of success and goals of their diverse stakeholders”, according to Anna Oppelmayer, who recently completed her doctoral thesis at the Department of Public, Non-profit and Health Management. NPOs face a multitude of interest groups – from donors to civil servants, from taxpayers to volunteers. Dealing with them requires a professional strategy. 

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“The high quality of student supervision at the University of Klagenfurt represents a unique selling point that very few universities can offer.”

Markus Hornböck, one of our graduates, studied Applied Business Administration. He has served as Managing Director of BABEG Kärntner Betriebsansiedlungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft m.b.H. since 2019. In this interview, he tells us about the importance of the university for Carinthia as a business location, taking time to reflect and upcoming projects.

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