Bernd KORTSCHAK, Professor, Institute for Transport and Logistics Management, Vienna University of Economics
Prof. dr. Kortschak started working at the Institute of Public Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Management. He continued as Secretary and Vice-Director of the Austrian Federation of Pharmaceutical Employers and then for almost 10 years as an independent researcher in the field of transportation and logistics. Between 1985/86 he came up with the first invention of a cross-docking solution in distribution, presented at the 1986 BVL German Logistics Congress in Berlin. The following year he was awarded the European patent for direct access to electric locomotives at terminals with vertical transmission equipment (CARGO NET). He also implemented a storage solution with no safety stock, which allows 1/3 more traffic in the same building after 3 years. He is the author of more than 150 publications in the field of business transport and logistics.